Five individuals who have donated to Democratic politicians pleaded guilty to a scheme that drained Medicare out of $33 million dollars.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage, the private sector part of Medicare, a move that critics say would stick 3.3 million seniors with higher costs and reduced benefits.
The Medicare program and private health insurers spend $3 billion on cancer medicines that are disposed of because the vials hold too much medicine for patients, the New York Times reported.
Prison inmates received $7.7 billion in health care services in fiscal year 2011 through the Affordable Care Act, according to a recent report from Pew Charitable Trusts.
Taxpayers were billed $27 million for thousands of power wheelchairs that were not medically necessary for their users.
The chief executive of a healthcare company who donated thousands to Democrats pleaded guilty to fraudulently bilking nearly $2 million from Medicare.
Jeb Bush unveiled proposals on Tuesday that he said would preserve Medicare and Social Security for seniors while ensuring that funding remains for other priorities such as national defense.
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.
Medicare paid out tens of millions for ambulance rides in which beneficiaries did not receive services, according a new government watchdog audit.
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.