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    Medicare pays for drugs for the dead

    Just in time for Halloween, it's been revealed Medicare is still paying for drugs for dead people - and it's costing living taxpayers big money. Investigations from just a tiny sample of deceased patients revealed unnecessary spending of nearly $300,000.

    ' A report coming out Friday from the Health and Human Services Department's inspector general says the Medicare rule allows payment for prescriptions filled up to 32 days after a patient's death at odds with the program's basic principles, not to mention common sense.'

    ' Investigators examined claims from 2012 for a tiny sliver of Medicare drugs medications to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS and then cross-referenced them with death records. They found that the program paid for drugs for 158 beneficiaries after they were already dead. The cost to taxpayers: $292,381, an average of $1,850 for each beneficiary.'

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSto...eople-26593921
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  2. #2
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    That's only for those who promise to vote Democrat after they die.

  3. #3
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    Now if we can get it to pay for the living.

  4. #4
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    This is probably the pharmacies raking it in for those "automatically filled" prescriptions. And you know damn well they put those pills back in stock.



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