Medicare fraud and how to stop it

By David E. Haynes

Millions of Americans rely upon the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs for their health care services. In order to fund these critical services, the federal government spends billions each year. In 2013, the federal government spent $772 billion on health insurance programs, nearly two-thirds of which went to Medicare. The funds for Medicare and Medicaid are financed by companies and individuals, who contribute by paying taxes.  Continue reading

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Missouri Republicans make 3rd attempt to sink whistleblower disclosures

Fountain View Missouri House Republicans are making a third push to limit whistleblower defenses.  Legislation sponsored by Rep. Kevin Elmer proposes to “codify the existing common law exceptions to the at-will employment doctrine, and to limit their future expansion by the courts.”

If passed into law, the bill would  “provide the exclusive remedy” for whistle blower reprisal, abolishing common law protections that are not incorporated. Employees who witness wrongdoing would be discouraged by such a law from disclosing  it.

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