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Nearly 2/3 of 2013 Government Waste, Fraud Came from HHS

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posted on Jan, 5 2014 @ 10:21 PM
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It looks like the biggest money funnel that filters cash by way of fraud and convenient "errors" is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This is a constant flow that last year alone netted nearly $65 Billion out of HHS alone for a grand total of around $106 Billion combined for the Federal government alone.

How much goes from state and local treasuries is not mentioned in this story.

I wonder what happens to people in responsible positions in private companies when this sort of thing is discovered.

Apparently the government simply sluffs it off as "part of the system", a typical excuse for mis-managment when it's not your own money, and especially when the real "owners" of the money can't very well do much to change the tactics.

I wonder how much this has added to the national debt in past decades ?



The estimated amount of taxpayer-funded payments that the federal government doled out through fraud, waste, and errors slightly decreased in 2013 to $106 billion from $108 billion the previous year, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

On Dec. 31, FederalTimes.com reported the estimated government-wide improper payments dollar figure for fiscal 2013, citing Frank Benenati, an OMB spokesman as the source.

Benenati did not provide a breakdown of the 2013 payment errors by government program, saying that information would not be available for weeks, according to the FederalTimes.com article.



The government fraud money funnels

How can we recover this ?





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