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State’s ‘PITSTOP-66’ investigation uncovers widespread Medicaid fraud

Last month, the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office (AGO) announced a pair of new indictments connected to the ongoing PITSTOP-66 investigation. Charles Omato and LaTonia...

The Healthy Skeptic: Where health care dollars go

Last week, I summarized part of the most recent annual report on national health spending. In this column, the focus is on where the...

The Healthy Skeptic: A look at national health spending

It is useful to understand past components of health spending from multiple perspectives, but it is even more important to examine where that spending...

Tracking Minnesota’s growing fraud problem

(Center of the American Experiment) -- In what will be an ongoing effort to track the ever-growing list of frauds perpetrated against state and...

Five Twin Cities residents charged in over $10M Medicaid fraud

The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office has charged five Twin Cities residents in connection to over $10 million in Medicaid fraud, which investigators say they...

Report: Erroneous Medicaid payments continue after pandemic, wasting billions

(Center of the American Experiment) — A new report released today from Center of the American Experiment exposes how federal policies implemented during the...

The Healthy Skeptic: Employers and consumers are getting ripped off by...

Spending for services at hospitals is a large portion of total U.S. health care spending, 42% of all costs for privately paid services. The...

The Healthy Skeptic: More on Medicare’s financial woes

Almost all Americans over age 65 and many who are disabled depend on the Medicare program to pay for most of their health care...

The Healthy Skeptic: Understanding Medicare and its financial woes

The federal Medicare program covers not only almost every American aged 65 or over, but several million "disabled" persons who are unable, or simply...

Ellison charges 18 in $10 million PCA Medicaid fraud

(Center of the American Experiment) -- State Attorney General Keith Ellison charged 18 individuals with a range of crimes related to a $9.5 million scheme to...