June 2016: Hundreds Charged with Fraud in U.S. Healthcare Bust
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of June 2016.
1. Shooting on UCLA Campus 2. Paul Ryan Endorses Trump 3. Stanford Swimmer Sentenced 4. Muhammad Ali, 74 5. Hillary Clinton Presumptive Democratic Nominee 6. Gordie Howe, 88 7. Gawker Media Declares Bankruptcy 8. Terror in Orlando Nightclub 9. Pittsburgh Penguins Win Stanley Cup 10. Hamilton at the Tony Awards 11. Microsoft Buys LinkedIn 12. Tragedy in Disney World 13. Dustin Johnson Wins U.S. Open 14. Cavaliers Win NBA Championship 15. Corey Lewandowski Leaves Trump Campaign 16. Gun Control Measures Fail 17. Healthcare Bust 18. Ben Simmons #1 Draft Pick 19. Second Officer Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Case 20. Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action 21. Supreme Court Overturns Texas Abortion Law 22. Winningest Coach Pat Summitt Dies 22. Military Opens Ranks to Transgenders
- Hundreds Charged with Fraud in U.S. Healthcare Bust
- On June 22, 2016, the federal government charges 300 people for medical fraud. The Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services find that over $900 million dollars has been falsely charged to the tax-funded programs, Medicare and Medicaid. Of the 300 charged, 60 are licensed medical professional, who charged Medicare for unnecessary treatments or phony prescriptions. Five of the people arrested stole over $86 million. One federal official, talking to NBC News and says, "These takedowns protect and deter fraud in programs that millions of people rely on, sending a strong signal that theft from these taxpayer-funded programs will not be tolerated."
- Photo source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin