In health care, a big step forward was taken recently by a crackdown on fraud. In 2011, the Justice Department recovered $2.9 billion in health care fraud. That’s a drop in the bucket for health care fraud, but it’s a step that is long overdue, and will go a long way preserve health care for legitimate beneficiaries.
Amazingly, the Heritage Foundation, through its spokesperson Nina Owcharenko. has opposed any efforts to crack down on healthcare fraud (USA Today, Dec. 28). The Heritage Foundation has given a green light to the fraud that has crippled health care in this country for years. Common sense should tell us that the Heritage Foundation’s hands-off position toward fraud is not good for the country.