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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Medicare Ups Amount of Dubious Payments


“The government paid more than $47 billion in questionable Medicare claims including medical treatment showing little relation to a patient’s condition, wasting taxpayer dollars at a rate nearly three times the previous year.” (Associated Press, Saturday)

What the heck. Let’s make Medicare the model for health care “reform” anyway.

FEE Timely Classic
“Medicare: Prescription for a Fool’s Paradise” by Dianne L. Durante and Salvator Durante


  • Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families and thousands of articles.