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The Government is Cracking Down on Medicare Fraud

Today, I discovered this article from the Chicago Sun Times and it brought my attention to a developing trend under the topic of Medicare. I was amazed to read about all of the convicted counts of Medicare fraud that have recently popped up in the media. It got me to thinking- why is Medicare fraud so common? Companies are scamming and the people that actually need their coverage, have to fight harder to get it and keep it. 

This is a big issue that has to do primarily with ethics. If healthcare providers were all held to the same ethical standards and didn’t try to find any way possible to cheat the system, Medicare would be able to work as it was designed. Paired with a supplement, Medicare is the best insurance coverage you can have. Let’s hope that these fraudulent providers don’t ruin a good thing for the rest of us. 

Here’s the link to the article, form your own opinion! http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/20107061-418/local-health-care-professionals-caught-in-medicare-fraud-sting.html 

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