Attorney General Jeff Sessions just announced the biggest crackdown on health care fraud in the history of the United States.
During the Justice Department’s sting in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services, Sessions charged 412 defendants for around $1.3 BILLION in fraud. 56 of those defendants are doctors.
120 of those defendants were given charges related to the improper issuance of opioids, a major driver of the heroin epidemic sweeping the nation. Sessions said of the takedown:
“We are sending a clear message to criminals across the country: we will find you. We will bring you to justice. And, you will pay a very high price for what you have done.“
HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price concurred, saying:
“Thanks to the efforts, fewer criminals will be able to exploit our nation’s opioid crisis for their own gain. And this really epitomizes what the national takedown operation is all about.”
The crackdown will help protect Medicare and Medicaid- a major goal for President Trump.
Price said that President Trump “instinctively understands the importance of saving and strengthening Medicare and Medicaid,” pointing out that the president asked for more funding for the HHS’ Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program.
$1.3 BILLION?! This is a HUGE saving for the American taxpayer, and not only that, but this is a huge win against criminals who are profiting off of the addictions and deaths.
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(h/t CBS News)