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Democrats Heart Medicare Fraudsters

Home - by - February 16, 2013 - 22:30 America/New_York - 4 Comments

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Michelle Malkin

Hey, remember when President Obama crusaded against Medicare fraud and vowed to crack down aggressively on scammers who’ve bilked the program out of an estimated $90 billion? Like Archie and Edith Bunker used to sing: Those were the daaaays.

While Democrats pretend to protect the elderly and disabled, leaders of the People’s Party have pocketed gobs of campaign contributions from fat-cat donors tied to massive Medicare rip-off schemes.

Let’s talk some more about Dr. Salomon Melgen, shall we? We now know that the jet-setting Florida eye doctor who flew beleaguered Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., to several alleged sex romps in the Dominican Republic also overbilled the government by $8.9 million for care at his clinic. That’s according to Menendez’s own aides. They acknowledged last week that their boss met with federal health bureaucrats at least twice to lobby on Melgen’s behalf.

“Federal investigators and health-care auditors have had concerns about Melgen’s billing practices at various times over the past decade,” according to two former federal officials who spoke to The Washington Post. “In part, they have examined the volume of eye injections, surgeries and laser treatments performed at his West Palm Beach clinic.”

Now, brace yourselves. A Menendez aide says that while Sen. Sleaze-Bob intervened, he didn’t know nuttin’ about Melgen being under investigation. Just like he didn’t know nuttin’ about his longtime aide working for Melgen’s port security firm in the Dominican Republic, on whose behalf Sen. Sleaze-Bob also intervened.

And just like he didn’t know nuttin’ about yet another ride on Melgen’s plane in 2008 (exposed this week by the conservative Daily Caller), which he forgot to disclose to the Senate.

Senate Democratic leaders have done nuttin’ to prevent Menendez, who also sits on the Senate Finance Committee overseeing Medicare, from playing a prominent role in Medicare reform negotiations while Melgen’s Medicare fraud investigation unfolds.

It’s all par for the Democrats’ conflict-of-interest course, of course. Recently departed Obama health care czar Nancy-Ann DeParle raked in millions from her positions on a handful of corporate boards under fire for various regulatory violations, whistleblower complaints and Medicare fraud.

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  1. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 16th, 2013

    I picked a bad week to stop cussing.

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  2. Dr. Tar

    February 17th, 2013

    I have to wonder just how big a scandal the Democrats have to get caught at before low information voters begin to make the connection. Of course there are a lot of idiots who vote out of admiration for how much these thieves can get away with (like rooting for Dorner to keep killing police officers). Then there’s the walking brain dead Democrat who can never admit to themselves that they have been had.

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  3. Stirrin the B.S.

    February 17th, 2013

    @MJA – LOL!

    I picked a bad year to give up drinking for Lent. It’s gonna be a looong 40 days.

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 17th, 2013

    So the ‘tards would have no problem with fraud in the entitlement programs where the taxpayers foot the bill for say a $100 petri dish but they go apeshit when the military spends $500 for a hammer.

    Socialists just can’t see that there is any wasteful spending on what THEY want. And wouldn’t this be a better country if the enemedia would actually report on socialist fraud?

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