A tiny fraction of the 880,000 doctors and other health care providers who take Medicare accounted for nearly a quarter of the roughly $77 billion paid out to them under the federal program, receiving millions of dollars each in some cases in a single year, according to the most detailed data ever released in Medicare’s nearly 50-year history.
In 2012, 100 doctors received a total of $610 million, ranging from a Florida ophthalmologist who was paid $21 million by Medicare to dozens of doctors, eye and cancer specialists chief among them, who received more than $4 million each that year.
I am not suggesting that we infer that some physicians know how to game the bureaucratic system better than others…I’m flat-out saying it.
Dr. $21 Million may practice in Florida but he is originally from the Dominican Republic and just happens to give a lot of money to a certain Democrat New Jersey Senator who has a Dominican hooker problem.
Just saying there might be a little chicanery going on somewhere. If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t trust federal bureaucracy, you might tend to agree.