Another Massive Medicare Fraud Bust for the Obama Administration

This isn't the largest Medicare fraud bust of the Obama administration at $429 million (the largest was $450 million) but it is a significant amount of money.

via AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal strike force has charged 91 people, including a hospital president, doctors and nurses, with Medicare fraud schemes in seven cities involving $429 million in false billings.

At a news conference Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder said the case reveals an alarming trend in criminal efforts to steal billions of taxpayer dollars for personal gain. Holder called the action one of the largest such law enforcement efforts of its kind. [...]

In Houston, a federal indictment charged the president of an unnamed hospital with participating along with six other people in $158 million in fraudulent billings for community mental health services.

In Dallas, two doctors and two registered nurses were charged with participating in over $103 million in false billings. In Brooklyn, a doctor and four chiropractors allegedly participated in $23 million in false billings.

It's because of Obamacare that record-setting Medicare fraud busts are beginning to pile up under the watch of Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

In May of this year more than 100 people were charged with over $450 million in false billings.

In February a Dallas, Texas based doctor was charged with $375 million in false billings.

The quick math says the Obama administration has uncovered at least $1.25 billion in Medicare fraud this year alone.

  • D_C_Wilson

    Government takeover!

  • mrbrink

    Mitt Romney will put that money back into Medicare fraud!

  • Ned F

    OK here it comes…All this fraud proves that government run healthcare is a failure.This never happens in the private healthcare industry.

    • bphoon

      The irony being, of course (rwnj’s always miss the irony), that it’s members of the private healthcare industry perpetrating the fraud…

  • bphoon

    This is where part of the mythical $716b in Medicare “cuts” is coming from.

  • incredulous72

    This is the reason why republicans want to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act.

  • Doran

    Clearly they only did this now because of the debates.