President Barack Obama says Washington for too long has accepted billions of dollars in healthcare fraud and abuse as simply the cost of doing business. He says that must end.
Obama decries Washington in healthcare push
Obama on Wednesday said improper health payments cost taxpayers $100 billion each year—more than Washington spends on education and the Small Business Administration combined. Obama says he was sent to Washington to change that system, so earlier in the day he signed an order expanding the use of high-tech bounty hunters to help root out healthcare fraud, a populist idea with bipartisan backing.
The president came to Missouri as the latest piece of his closing argument on his healthcare overhaul. He says inaction would hurt Americans.
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