Medicaid Madness

Number 12533
Subject Health Care
Source Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
Year 1995
Publication Date Feb., March, Aug., Nov., Dec.
Summary An investigation by The Times-Picayune finds that through technical manipulation of state and federal rules, dozens of politically connected businesspeople had made millions in profits from the Medicaid program. The series reveals that profit margins for Louisiana hospitals are some of the highest in the country, while the quality of care was among the nation's worst.
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Keywords Doctors; Medicine; Hospitals; Nursing homes; Fraud; Mental health
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