A longtime adviser to both Bill and Hillary Clinton on health care issues that is currently advising Clinton’s presidential campaign also advised Theranos, a health care start-up that has quickly turned from an industry darling to being labeled a fraud.
Hillary Clinton claims to be the enemy of drug companies but she is no enemy of Chris Jennings, who made millions of dollars as a lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry after he served as the top health care adviser for the Clinton White House.
Chaka Fattah Jr., the son of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) who is facing unrelated corruption charges, made his closing arguments Tuesday in a fraud case alleging he used money from federal contracts and business loans to purchase luxurious items that included a car, condominium, electronics, and to throw extravagant parties.
Healthcare.gov approved subsidized coverage in 2015 for 10 fictitious applicants in another Government Accountability Office (GAO) sting, according to a report from the investigative agency.
Rep. Alan Grayson (D.,Fla.) said that he is not receiving compensation through a controversial Cayman Island hedge fund despite being listed as the manager, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
A prominent New Orleans businesswoman and Democratic donor pled guilty to a health care fraud scheme that drained $30 million out of Medicare, the Justice Department announced earlier this month.
A large health care organization headed by a major Democratic donor has agreed to pay $118 million to settle false claims and fraud allegations brought against the company by a group of whistleblowers.
Despite Medicare not being available to people living outside of the United States, one Medicare provider skirted the system and ran up millions in Medicare costs from elderly people living in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
Ten states and the District of Columbia now issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants as of the summer of 2015, according to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Five government watchdog workers have been indicted for allegedly obtaining reduced-price lunches for their children by claiming to earn salaries that fall below the poverty level, despite making well above their stated incomes, the Washington Post reports.
Sen. David Vitter (R., La.) introduced legislation today tackling an exemption to the Affordable Care Act that allows members of Congress to avoid purchasing insurance through one of health care exchanges created under the law and to receive taxpayer-funded subsidies.