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PIRG report says expect more fraud if Florida privatizes Medicaid listen

10/05/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Florida Public Interest Research Group, or PIRG, released a report that outs many healthcare companies for their fraudulent business practices. A group of advocates protested in front of WellCare in Tampa because they were recently sued by the state.

WellCare is a private company that manages state-funded healthcare. But they aren’t the only game in town. Florida is seeking a waiver that would completely privatize Medicaid...

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McCollum Linked to WellCare Case - Attorney listen

10/05/10 Kimberly Vlach
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The attorney representing the main whistleblower in the Federal civil lawsuit against WellCare Health Plans has filed a petition with the Florida Supreme Court, asking to bar Attorney General Bill McCollum from making any decisions on the proposed $137.5 million settlement. Why? They say McCollum failed to investigate more than $400 million in fraud against Florida’s Medicaid program due to a "conflict of interest."

"We’d sit in this room and think about the leadership’s bonuses…a...

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