A Kentucky lawyer made millions off Social Security disability programs, devising a scheme with a judge to approve fraudulent claims at an “assembly-line” rate.
A two-year investigation led by Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.), ranking member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, revealed a case of coordinated fraud responsible for the approval of billions in claims.
Lawmakers and defense experts proposed on Wednesday a bevy of reforms to military spending but said billions in indiscriminate budget cuts and political sensitivity to veterans’ issues will likely result in inaction.
A letter sent by 19 conservative activists urging congressional Republicans to pursue a delay of Obamacare highlights a growing dispute over how to oppose the president’s signature healthcare reform legislation.
Obamacare will continue if Congress fails to agree to a temporary spending measure and the federal government shuts down at the end of September, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) revealed in a memo Monday.
Social Security experts testified Thursday that a recent surge in falsely awarded disability benefits threatens the viability of a program whose trust fund will be exhausted by 2016.