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Why is Medicare Fraud So Easy?

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Ellen Weinstein
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Broward Palm Beach New Times

Some of the Medicare fraud stories that come out of South Florida are pretty unbelievable, as the Broward Palm Beach New Times reports. There are plenty of people who exploit the Medicare system for quick, easy cash. Prosecutors are overwhelmed, and many guilty of Medicare fraud get little more than a slap on the wrist.  

 

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