Friday, October 30, 2009
- a Manhattan painter and mime who owns two waterfront properties in the Hamptons and has performed with the singer Melba Moore.
- a freelance artist who owns two Manhattan apartments valued at more than $1 million apiece.
- a dentist working in the Bronx whose practice actually provides services to Medicaid patients
There were 11 people indicted in NY for scamming Medicaid. The real issue is that "the application for Medicaid is self-authenticating, meaning that applicants do not have to provide verifying documents". Read that sentence again as it is unbelievable.
I hope this will be a lesson for any future healthcare program the government spits out. This thing will cost a whole bunch of money and unless there is some kind of watchdog looking over who deserves what then the wrong people will come out of the woodwork to take advantage.