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Health Fraud #66671

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 22, 1980
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(Studio) Senator health subcommittee said discovering that fraud and abuse in Medicaid and Medicare is greater than anticipated.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) FBI estimate of extent of fraud noted; details given. [FBI assistant dir. Oliver REVELL - recalls cases.] FBI said suggesting involvement of org. crime; criticism of Department of Health and Human Services by several Senators outlined. Senator Robert Dole reported revealing memo from director Patricia Harris with regard to semantics used in dealing with fraud. [Senator Bob PACKWOOD - comments.] Belief that nothing much will happen if caught said due to fact that those caught spend little time in jail. [PACKWOOD - comments.] [Assistant United States attorney Robert RAMSEY - responds.] Convictions resulting from 40,000 cases of fraud discovered by Health and Human Services mentioned.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Gregory, Bettina;
Robinson, Max

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