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Resource ID: #16132
Subject: Health Care
Source: Fox News
Date: March 18, 1999



Fox News/Fox Files reports "an undercover investigation of a health-care system scam fueling a drug epidemic. On the streets of LA.... Many people with Medi Cal and/or Medicare cards were recruited and paid to go to the doctor. In many instances these people took the money and bought drugs, in numerous cases crack, which provided the "entrepreneurs" behind this scam, steady, dependent volunteers for their illegal enterprise. The doctors would use the Medicare / Medi Cal cards to bill California State and/or Federal government for services rendered. ..."

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