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The Nation

Almost two dozen Texas hospitals have filed billions of dollars worth of false Medicare claims in a scandal that the General Accounting Office said rivals overcharges by defense contractors, the Dallas Morning News reported. “With General Dynamics, we were talking millions of dollars,” said Dan Garcia, a senior evaluator in the GAO’s Dallas office. “Here, we’re talking billions.” The newspaper reported that in a GAO audit of 21 Texas hospitals, each was found to have overcharged Medicare in 1981.


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