Frankel, Keating Fight Medicare Fraud and Protect Seniors
Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) and Congressman Bill Keating (MA-09) re-introduced the Fighting Medicare Fraud Act of 2016 to combat fraud in the Medicare program so that it can better serve America’s seniors and those with disabilities.
“South Florida remains a hotbed for Medicare fraud,” Congresswoman Frankel said. “This bill would crack down on criminals who exploit seniors and scam taxpayers.”
“We need to ensure taxpayer dollars are committed to providing vital services for our seniors, not lining the pockets of fraudulent businesses and CEOs,” said Congressman Bill Keating, who represents the largest senior population in Massachusetts. “This common-sense legislation stops the cycle of deceit amongst the worst actors - toughening the consequences felt by those who illegally exploit our elderly population while strengthening the Medicare system in the process.”
Medicare enables over 55 million seniors and disabled individuals to access healthcare. Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse cost taxpayers between $60 and $90 billion each year.
The Fighting Medicare Fraud Act of 2016 would:
The legislation is endorsed by the Alliance for Retired Americans.