So true-they'll come after OUR weapons and the punks and thieves will still have theirs!
Medicare fraud has become very big business for gangs, members of the Mafia and other thugs. One estimate suggests that criminals steal some $60 billion from the federal government via healthcare fraud every year.
They commit the fraud by recruiting people with clean records who then apply for Medicare vendor licenses. Websites walk them through the process, step-by-step.
"It's so easy to steal from Medicare and Medicaid, it attracts a violent criminal element so they can cash in on their schemes," said Tim Menke, the chief of investigations for the HHS Office of the Inspector General.
Schemes include setting up phony medical equipment companies which then rip off taxpayers by billing for services never rendered and equipment never actually delivered.
Criminals Make Death Threats, With Millions at Stake
Many of the criminals are armed to the teeth to enforce their authority. Undercover surveillance footage shows members of an Armenian gang in Los Angeles as they confront an accomplice suspected of skimming their profits in a $30 million Medicare fraud scheme. The gang members threatened to kill the man.
"You and me, we're going to have a war tonight," said a man on the tape. "Two hundred thousand [expletive] dollars, it really matters."
This is what that Health Care Bill should have been for, I bet health care costs would be cut in half if they weeded out the crocks.Medicare fruad