Crackdown on Medicare fraud a priority for Obama administration
Miami Herald, June 29, 2009
A new sense of urgency is shaping the U.S. government's fight against Medicare fraud as the Obama administration strives to sell the public on expanding healthcare to cover uninsured Americans. Cabinet officials are pushing an emerging two-pronged approach, focusing on fraud prevention as well as prosecutions. The latest indictments follow a recently announced partnership between the Justice and Health and Human Services departments.