A Glimpse Into The Future With Government-Run Health Care

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Massive Fraud Uncovered at New York City Hospitals

I don’t think I’m overstating matters in the headline. The City of New York operates 11 hospitals via the Health and Hospitals Corporation [ed: see the comments for clarification on relationship between NYC and the HHC]. They are: Bellevue, Coney Island, Elmhurst, Harlem, Jacobi, Kings County, Lincoln, Metropolitan, North Central Bronx, Queens and Woodhull.

Each and every one of those hospitals was found faking records, including coverups of medical malpractice and inadequate care.

Read his whole story for the full details. Shocking, disgusting…and scary as hell.

This is what happens when you take the profit motive out of an industry and make them accountable to no one.

5 Responses to “A Glimpse Into The Future With Government-Run Health Care”

  1. Rob says:

    Criminal wrongdoing occurs no matter who pays the bills. The insurance industry is not what I’d call a paragon of virtue when it comes to preventing waste, fraud, and abuse.

  2. Cullen says:

    I agree with Rob. Oversight is needed regarless of how the system is managed. I mean, malpractice will be covered up in government management because they’ll be criminally culpable; it’ll be covered up in free-market-based systems because they’d hemorrhage money.

  3. Rob says:

    “it’ll be covered up in free-market-based systems because they’d hemorrhage money.”

    … and “criminally culpable”.

  4. JeffS says:

    The difference that the Bingster points out is that in a government agency, bringing out such corruption takes a lot of effort. They would be covering their own backsides. There’s a reason why many agencies have Inspector Generals (the same reason that Obama hates them, methinks).

    With a private insurance company, it’s still difficult, but not impossible.

    Phrase of the day: “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”

  5. Gunslinger says:

    One point though, an insurance company can be sued for malfeasance. The government, forget about it.

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