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FTC Asks To Restrict Pay-For-Delay Deals To Lower Consumers’ Health Care Costs

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a report of data pertaining to the 2011 fiscal year which showed that pharmaceutical companies continued an anticompetitive trend of paying potential generic rivals to delay the introduction of low-cost prescription drug alternatives for American consumers. If you’re like me, generic pharmaceutical drugs save my life, not only literally but fiscally as well. ... Read More »

    Whistle Blower Is Rewarded For Uncovering Medicare Fraud

    Dr. Steven Stern and his Kentuckiana Center for Better Bone and Joint Health (KCB) practice have agreed to pay $349,860 to settle an overfilling of Medicare allegation. Suzette Sewell-Scheuremann, a former employee of the Kentuckiana Center for Better Bone and Joint Health, alleged that Stern and his practice billed Medicare for infusing Infliximab which is a drug used to treat ... Read More »

      Alleged Obstruction Of Justice Of Attorney And Client In $188 Million Fraud

      At one point in time attorney, Fredrick Cuppy, represented the former owner and chief executive, Peter Rogan, of the bankrupt Edgewayer Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. Cuppy has now been arrested on federal charges flaming that he and his onetime client, Rogam committed perjury and obstruction of justice to prevent efforts by the government and a bank creditor to ... Read More »

        Medicare Fraud By “Erectile Pump” – Really, I Can’t Make This Stuff Up

        In my research lately I’ve found story after story of Medicare or health insurance fraud. After a while, day after day, story after story, it all tends to run together. Except for the doozey I’m about to inform you all about. This one stands out and/or up. Gary Winner, an Illinois resident and owner of Planned Eldercare, has agreed to ... Read More »

          American Therapeutic Corporation Owner Received Longest Prison Sentence For A Medicare Fraud Case Ever

          Lawrence Duran, Miami resident and owner of health care company, American Therapeutic Corporation (ATC) has received the longest prison sentence ever imposed in a Medicare fraud case with 50 years in prison when he orchestrated a $205 million Medicare fraud scam. ATC’s other owner, Marianella Valera, was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Duran, Valera and co-defendants have been ordered ... Read More »

            Financial Concerns for People With Long-Term Illnesses

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            A diagnosis of any major disease will change your life. You may spend much of your time thinking about life and death and your own mortality. You might be trying to hold onto a job, if your health will allow it. You may be wondering who to tell — and who to turn to for support. You might be running ... Read More »

              Coping With Medical Bills

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              With medical bills skyrocketing, many people feel they simply can’t afford to be sick. But illness and accidents happen anyway, leaving many families financially unhealthy or even bankrupt. While there is no single, simple solution to the high cost of medical care, this brochure is designed to offer suggestions on coping with large medical bills. Hospital Bills “Want to know ... Read More »

                Financial Concerns for People With AIDS/HIV

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                A diagnosis of HIV or AIDS will change your life. You may spend much of your time thinking about life and death and your own mortality. You might be trying to hold onto a job, if your health will allow it. You may be wondering who to tell — and who to turn to for support. You might be running ... Read More »

                  Deborah Wants to Write Letters to Creditors. But is That a Waste of Time?

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                  Deborah “Dear Steve, I have over $30,000 of debt. Most of this is credit card debt but almost as much is medical (doctors, emergency room, ambulance, nursing home, etc.) I thankfully had insurance that paid 80% of those bills. I am disabled now. I have just recently begun getting a disability check ($677.00/month) I have no job, no savings, no ... Read More »

                    I Can’t Afford to Eat or Take My Medications. What Am I Going to Do? – Mickey

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                    Mickey “Dear Steve, I am 61yrs old, have been on disability since 1995. I am on Medicare, Part D plan but I was denied supplemental insurance because it took SS 2yrs to approve my disability and I was told I had to apply within 6 months of applying for disability. SS told me there was no plan in place to ... Read More »

                      Holy, Divorced, Disabled and Desperately in Debt

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                      Holy “Dear Steve, I am a divorced 56 year old woman who suffered an injury as a teacher in a public school in May, 2000. I now suffer with a severe and permanent chronic pain condition (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy). Social Security refused me any disability (chronic, debilitating pain is not considered disabling) and due to the struggles I’ve experienced throughout ... Read More »

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