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Asked on: 5/16/13, 2:46 pm

Anyone interested in filing a class action suit on behalf of people whose property and assets have been seized ( estate recovery) to cover Medicare expenses ? The government published a GAO report in 2010 indicating that Medicar is "vulnerable to fraud" and that it guesses that that fraud costs taxpayers BILLIONS. No remedies were offered . My mother exceeded her "cap" in her final days although her heirs were unable to access explanations of her billing ( breach of HIPAA. Countless inquiries died on people's desks and even though Ma was covered by Medicare, Social Security and Secure Horizons, she was billed an additional $20,000- without explanation/explication for her care. Her skilled nursing facility was hit with 85+ complaints during the time she was there and Medicare continued to PAY for the shoddy care she received. Medicare also continued to pay for the indigent alcoholic in the bed next to her who never paid a dime into the system. THe remedy is thelifting of the lein on her property and return of all monies submitted against that lein. This is a textbook RICO case and when I contacted the California Attorney General, I was blown off - twice- and referred to all those agencies I listed as unresponsive. If the government concedes that it cannot monitor its program and pisses away BILLIONS of taxpayer dollars on Medicare fraud, then it cannot legitimately seize assets from those who have paid into the system.

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