Fix the fraud
The healthcare fraud scam is really a scam of our lobbyist-influenced government officials (“Report: Medicare fraud pursuit sluggish,” ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 8). In 1995 I wrote to then-President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton regarding the fraud, misuse and abuses within our healthcare system. My proposed solution was to rescind the professional licenses of those convicted of fraud and recoup the financial losses from them.
As a registered nurse with nearly three decades of providing patient care in nearly all arenas of healthcare delivery, I have seen the effects of fraud. I firmly believe that if we rid the system of the bad apples, we will save enough money to fund healthcare for all Americans without increases in premiums or taxes.
Of course, the Clintons were shot down in their attempts to even discuss healthcare, and now we are faced with forcing premiums on families who cannot afford them and young adults who do not need health insurance. Americans need healthcare not more insurance. Obama, please fix what we have, and do not create more avenues for fraud. Joanne Thompson
Registered nurse Lawrenceville, Ga. the best healthcare delivery system in the world. It is unfathomable why we would even consider changing to a healthcare system that is failing in other countries. I find it difficult to understand what criteria Modern Healthcare used to bestow this “honor,” for a second time, on Barack Obama. Chick McCoy Ashland, Ohio