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    New York Daily News exposes the practice at Mt. Sinai Medical Center of putting pregnant women on Medicaid, mostly black and Latino, in shabbier rooms with worse care and putting mothers with insurance, usually white, in better facilities, Oct. 18, 1993.
  • Storefront Care

    Chicago Tribune extensively covers problems with the system of Medicaid, including poor quality care, wasteful policies and duplicative services; includes an analysis of ballooning costs which threaten to bankrupt states.
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    ABC News Primetime goes undercover to show how one of the nation's largest medical centers often intimidates the poor and elderly into having unnecessary cataract eye surgery in order to rip off Medicaid; it is estimated that up to a billion dollars in taxpayer money is wasted each year in this manner, June 10, 1993.
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    Charlotte Observer four-part series documents the failure of North Carolina nursing home regulators and the Medicaid office to monitor the care received by patients; homes are understaffed by poorly trained personel; finds that politically connected owners of homes are able to avoid meeting state and federal regulations, Sept. 27 - 30, 1992.
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    Akron Beacon Journal reveals that Medicaid, while reputed to be woefully inadequate in its payments, is a source of enormous profit for many physicians and nursing home owners; finds that state watchdog agencies ask few questions about the quality of service provided, nor do they ask how much profit is enough for health care that is heavily reliant on government subsidy, 1992.
  • Carol Moseley Braun: The Medicaid scandal

    "... the Unit 5 Investigative Team of WMAQ Channel 5 News broke what remains, by far, the biggest story of (the 1992) senatorial campaign: Stunning details of (Carol) Moseley-Braun's questionable handling of a large sum of money given to her mother, Edna Moseley, who is on Medicaid and who lives in a nursing home. .... Did she, in fact, arrange to conceal her mother's $28,750.00 windfall from Medicaid and the Internal Revenue Service?"
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    Birmingham News features the story of a 9 - year - old boy being held against his family's will in a psychiatric hospital; finds Medicaid paying millions of dollars worth of care for an inappropriate treatment, while the treatment that he should have been receiving would have cost much less, February - March 1992.
  • MEDICARE, MEDICAID, MEGAFRAUD

    WCIX-TV (Miami, Fla.) finds that dozens of South Florida medical clinics are defrauding the Medicaid and Medicare systems by allowing patients to submit hundreds of dollars in phony claims; doctors are being paid under the table to sign blank prescriptions for medical equipment companies; tax dollars are wasted, while unscrupulous clinics, doctors and medical supply companies are getting rich, Feb. 19 - 21, 1992.
  • MEDI-CAL SCAM

    KSEE-TV (Fresno, Calif.) exposes practices by a doctor who uses patients with Medi-Cal, California's version of Medicaid, to perform unneeded tests in order to bill the state for additional money, May 23 - 24, 1991.
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    Brockton (Mass.) Enterprise reports on nursing home and Medicaid costs, finding top executives of nursing home management companies with unusually high salaries, and executives with large travel and convention budgets and questionable loans; state regulators fail to keep the nursing home industry accountable, March 3 - 5, 1991.