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The story documents how thousands of medical professionals have steadily billed Medicare for more complex and costly health acre over the psat decade -- adding $11 billion or more to their fees -- despite little evidence elderly patients required more treatment.
"A Seattle Times investigation uncovered a global network of manufacturers who sell unproven devices, and practitioners who prey on unsuspecting patients. Capitalizing on weak government oversight, they have used these devices - some illegal, others potentially dangerous - to drain patients' bank accounts, misdiagnose diseases, and divert critically ill people from life-saving care."
Public discontent with corporate medicine continues to grow and healthcare professionals have been crossing the line into subtly and overtly illegal acts--from manipulation of the system and defiance of laws they deem unjust to fraud and threats of violence--in defense of their patients.
Mentally ill children and teens are often put into state custody to get access to mental healthcare, which is not covered in many insurance plans. Yet state institutions' version of "mental healthcare" is more like a boot camp. Criminal offenders and the mentally ill are mixed together and treated with little professional help.