In June, 242 people were arrested for Medicare fraud in the tune of over $700 million. This bust was fantastic and saved the American taxpayers millions and millions of dollars. The problem is that this is just one of thousands of fraud cases who happened to get caught.
The government admits that there is about 10% fraud with Medicare. Ten percent may not seem like a lot, but that is over $40 billion. Billion! This is just one program. So the next time that your Bernie Sanders fan says to grow the government, mention the fact that $40 billion is spent in fraudulent claims for Medicare. Why grow a government that is wasting our money?