"Taxpayers should be fed up with footing the bill for Medicare fraud, which the government estimates costs us about $12 billion a year. ... While there are no clear statistics to illustrate the full extent of the problem, Harvard healthcare expert Malcolm Sparrow believes the total cost of Medicare fraud is actually $50 billion to $75 billion, four or five times greater than the federal government estimates. But the ballyhooed comprehensive Medicare reform legislation before Congress does little to combat fraud. That should provoke outrage and demand for reforming the enforcement process."
-Mercury News, San Jose, Calif.