Posting here as this story will surely get buried by the main stream media.
Maryland co. to pay $150M in health fraud probe
This is one (of several) major reasons why ObamaCare is the wrong approach to solving our broken health care system. (yeah, it was already broken before Obamacare)
We do not need more government, or more "stuff" sitting between the consumers of health care (me), and those that provide it (my doctor). We need less. The monstrosity that is Obamacare will open the floodgates for more graft like what was just exposed.
I mean, I should be able to easily read my health bills, just like I might my cable TV bill. No need to make the system so damn cryptic. Also, I should be able to shop for discount services for standard stuff like eye checkups, or cancer screenings. Really, wouldn't it be nice to be able to say, "Hey, they are having a special on cholesterol screening over at Joe's Medical Shop?" We do this now with things like lasik eye surgery.
In my opinion, anything that hides, or abstracts one's real medical bill, or real medical costs from me, is another opportunity for graft like this.
And now its gonna get worse. Much worse.
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