In discussing healthcare, the subject of Medicare fraud often comes up. The big thing that is often talked about is the billions of taxpayer dollars wasted because of fraudulent over-payments. There is another type of Medicare fraud where Medicare beneficiaries are targeted and the cost can be very personal.
I read an article from AARP today about a bill to reduce both types of fraud. Of course, it is near impossible to totally prevent attempts at fraud and Medicare is a very big target. So why not tighten things up a bit and make things a bit tougher for those committing the fraud and those who help wittingly or unwittingly.
The article is Pass the PRIME Act and it is from the AARP Bulletin. Read it over and see what you think. Seems reasonable to me.