President Obama Will Try to Build Support for Health Care Reform through New Effort to Combat Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

March 10th, 2010

In what way will reminding me that government programs are rife with fraud encourage me to invite the government into my healthcare?

White House officials say in 2009 more than $54 billion in improper payments were made through Medicare and Medicaid.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. grumps  |  March 10th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    What makes you think that government isn’t already in your healthcare?

  • 2. Elliot  |  March 10th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised.

    Nowadays, I’m only shocked when the government isn’t up to its elbows in something.

  • 3. John Foust  |  March 11th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Can’t we work Bush into this somehow?

  • 4. Dan  |  March 11th, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Sorry, John, too late. Any attempt to blame Bush has run it’s statue of limitations.

  • 5. John Foust  |  March 11th, 2010 at 9:56 am

    So Clinton references aren’t allowed?

  • 6. Elliot  |  March 11th, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I sort of miss Clinton. I don’t think anybody’s got any in the White House since. ;)

  • 7. Roland Melnick  |  March 11th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Back when Barry was claiming we could pay for Obamacare with the money saved by reducing existing fraud and waste, I always wanted someone with a voice to stand up and say: “Why isn’t that a worthy goal in and of itself?”

    I know politicians of both parties, but especially the Democrats, feel no sense of urgency in saving tax dollars…but geez, if you can first achieve such savings, you might just expand your credibility and base of support for your loftier goals.

  • 8. TerryN  |  March 11th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Gotten any what, interns? I concur.

  • 9. Elliot  |  March 12th, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Pretty much what I was implying, Terry. ;)

  • 10. John Foust  |  March 13th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I’ll never forget the way all those conservatives told us to not re-elect Clinton because of his budget-balancing efforts, and to not re-elect Bush because of his unbalanced budgets.

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