End Rampant Fraud in Federal Health Programs – Pacific Research Institute

End Rampant Fraud in Federal Health Programs


The facts are astonishing: an estimated $1 billion a year in fraudulent payments, untold thousands of ineligible beneficiaries, and a public agency that refuses to conduct an audit.

Welcome to the $60 billion-a-year Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, which provides insurance coverage for more than 8 million federal workers and their families. A recent report from the Government Accountability Office has found that the program is rife with fraud and abuse.

Take the case of the federal employee who claimed spousal benefits for his ex-wife to the tune of more than $150,000 over a 14-year period. The employee was found out only when he remarried and tried to enroll his new wife on the same health insurance plan.

Click to read the full article in Newsmax. 

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