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Texas Hospice Home Owner Accused of Accelerating Deaths for Profit

“You need to make this patient go bye-bye,” a Texas hospice home owner is accused of texting his employee. The CPA who does not have a medical license, is accused of telling medical personnel to administer up to four times the amount of morphine recommended in order to accelerate client deaths and maximize profits.

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Attorney to Congress: Planned Parenthood Given ‘Privilege Other Providers Don’t Get’

In testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Thursday, an attorney asserted that the Obama administration’s actions to protect Planned Parenthood has given the nation’s largest abortion provider a special privilege not given to other Medicaid providers, while also “robbing the states of control over their own state Medicaid programs to protect a politically powerful but ethically and legally challenged organization.”

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From Texas to Chicago, Feds Cracks Down on Medical Abuse

Federal agents continue their crackdown on Medicare abuse spanning from the Texas Border to Chicago, in a series of cases that have resulted in 243 individuals getting charged in the federal courts of 17 different districts.

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Abbott Appoints New Inspector General for Plagued State Health Agency

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Stuart W. Bowen, Jr. as Inspector General for the plagued Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The previous Inspector General stepped down on December 31st when Governor Rick Perry asked him to do so. The state agency has been in the midst of a controversy relative to an alleged no-bid contract given 21CT. State and federal probes have been initiated.