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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    Excellent point of procedure... let's keep it USA only.
    Fine. Screw you.

    Last week a Presbyterian church elder in Victoria was caught at IKEA filling his cup with cola after telling the clerk he was just going to have water.

    But I see our ne'erdowells and their outrages aren't wanted here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    Fine. Screw you.

    Last week a Presbyterian church elder in Victoria was caught at IKEA filling his cup with cola after telling the clerk he was just going to have water.

    But I see our ne'erdowells and their outrages aren't wanted here.
    Fine! Open the floodgates. The gloves are off! Scoundrels & Scalawags now has an open border policy. No wall built here!

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    Governor RICK SCOTT, Florida (REP) Oversaw HCA Company which perpetrated the biggest MEDICARE/MEDICAID fraud (up until 1998). Assigned the LARGEST criminal penalty at the time $1.7BILLION. Scott cashed in his stock, moved to Florida to retain his assets, made residency and was elected GOVERNOR.


    Rick Scott 'oversaw the largest Medicare fraud' in U.S. history, Florida Democratic Party says

    By Amy Sherman on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at 4:38 p.m.

    Scott’s tenure at Columbia/HCA

    During Scott’s 2010 race for governor, PolitiFact fact-checked multiple claims related to his tenure at Columbia/HCA. Now, we’ll recap some of our earlier discussion of the investigation and fine.

    Scott started what was first Columbia in 1987, purchasing two El Paso, Texas, hospitals. Over the next decade he would add hundreds of hospitals, surgery centers and home health locations. In 1994, Scott’s Columbia purchased Tennessee-headquartered HCA and its 100 hospitals, and merged the companies.

    In 1997, federal agents went public with an investigation into the company, first seizing records from four El Paso-area hospitals and then expanding across the country. The investigation focused on whether Columbia/HCA had committed Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

    Scott resigned as CEO in July 1997, less than four months after the inquiry became public. Company executives said had Scott remained CEO, the entire chain could have been in jeopardy.

    During his 2010 race, the Miami Herald reported that Scott had said he would have immediately stopped his company from committing fraud -- if only "somebody told me something was wrong." But there were such warnings in the company’s annual public reports to stockholders -- which Scott had to sign as president and CEO.

    Scott wanted to fight the accusations, but the corporate board of the publicly traded company wanted to settle.

    In December 2000, the U.S. Justice Department announced that Columbia/HCA agreed to pay $840 million in criminal fines, civil damages and penalties.

    Among the revelations from the 2000 settlement:

    • Columbia billed Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal programs for tests that were not necessary or had not been ordered by physicians;

    • The company attached false diagnosis codes to patient records to increase reimbursement to the hospitals;

    • The company illegally claimed non-reimbursable marketing and advertising costs as community education;

    • Columbia billed the government for home health care visits for patients who did not qualify to receive them.

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