Health care abuses put in spotlight

November 21, 2010

National headlines have been focusing on health care for months. Now with the passage of President Obama’s health care program, the Department of Justice and Health and Human Services are concentrating their efforts on health care fraud. Attorney General Eric Holder has predicted more health care prosecutions, and to this end, United States Attorney’s offices across the country have set up health care fraud units in their respective offices. The Attorney General has made the elimination of health care fraud a priority for the Department of Justice. He estimated health care fraud has cost taxpayers $63 billion.

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