Fraud costs military health program $100 million-plus
AP/Yahoo News, April 24, 2008
The U.S. military's health insurance program has been swindled out of more than $100 million in the Philippines, where doctors, hospitals and clinics have worked with American veterans to submit bogus claims. At the center of the case is Tricare, a Pentagon-run program that insures 9.2 million current and former service members and dependents. Healthcare providers in the Philippines filed claims for medical services never delivered, inflated claims by as much as 2,000% and shared kickbacks with retirees.