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Lower Health Care Costs by Reducing Health Care Fraud

Post Number:#1  Postby Scott » October 21st, 2009, 7:47 pm

In my recent philosophy of politics article, Ways to Lowering Health Care Costs, I explained my top 5 suggestions. Please use this thread to specifically discuss my fifth suggestion about reducing health care fraud.

Do you agree that increasing penalties and fines for health care fraud would lower health care fraud? How else would you suggest we lower health care fraud?

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Post Number:#2  Postby whitetrshsoldier » October 22nd, 2009, 2:55 pm

One of your much better ideas! If we do offer care, for free, which we already do, maybe we should ensure that it is not being taken advantage of. I agree completely Scott. I like this point.

Remember folks, almost 80 million people in this country already qualify for some form of Government health care. So how do we know that 43 million do not have health insurance? Maybe some of them DO NOT QUALIFY for this "free" care (i.e., they make more than enough money to purchase their own insurance). So by giving them insurance for "free", we're basically subsidizing the personal purchases that they already consider MORE important than health care ...
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