There once was a crooked old surgeon

From the Washington Post:

Medicare paid out $14.1 billion in improper claims in one year to private health insurance companies that bill the government for care to the elderly, but the plans have not had to pay back the money, a new report finds.

The private plans, called Medicare Advantage, have weak defenses against fraud, and even when they are audited, the investigations take years, the Government Accountability Office found.

There once was a crooked old surgeon

who made Medicare payments burgeon.

His conscience was dead,

so he frankly said:

“I’ll stock up on roe from the sturgeon!”



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