Intelligence Unit Special Reports Special Events Subscribe Sponsored Departments Follow Us

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS

Little progress seen against health insurance fraud

USA Today, January 29, 2010

Two years after the federal government started its latest push to crack down on Medicare fraud, the number of people charged with fraud against healthcare insurers has barely changed, Justice Department records show. The White House and lawmakers are hoping to use savings from anti-fraud measures in the government-run health plan to help pay for healthcare legislation. Fraud costs Medicare an estimated $60 billion a year, Attorney General Eric Holder told USA Today.