House bill would increase penalties for Medicare fraud

04/14/2010 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

Newly introduced legislation in the House by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., and Ron Klein, D-Fla., would increase fines and prison sentences twofold for those convicted of Medicare or Medicaid fraud. Medicare fraud was a focus of the health care reform debate, as the Obama administration said a crackdown on fraud would be a way to help pay for the cost of overhaul of the health care system.

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