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  • MIAMI HERALD INVESTIGATION

    Congress tight with Medicare anti-fraud funds

    Congress for years has turned a deaf ear to requests by the Medicare agency for money to fight fraud, which a Miami Herald investigation has identified as a threat to the federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled.

  • ANTI-FRAUD EFFORTS

    Medicare agency stymied in quest for 'a pound of cure'

    The federal Medicare agency spends less than two-tenths of a cent of every dollar in its budget to fight abuse, waste and fraud.

  • Medicare fraud fugitives evade capture

    The Benitez brothers were masters of Medicare fraud, prosecutors say. They spent their Medicare millions on Mediterranean-style homes, apartments, hotels, boats, a helicopter, even a water park -- all in the resort area of Bavaro, Dominican Republic, court records show.

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