DOJ Announces Largest Healthcare Fraud Takedown In US History


TODAY ATTY. GEN. JEFF SESSIONS ANNOUNCED ABOUT 400
ARRESTS RELATED TO HEALTHCARE FRAUD SCHEMES TOTALING OVER $1.3
BILLION THAT WERE APPARENTLY STOLEN. THAT IS THE SORT OF
THING YOU WANT TO SEE, PEOPLE WHO WERE GETTING PEOPLE ADDICTED
UNNECESSARILY, PUMPING THE MARKETPLACE FULL OF PILLS. THERE ARE POTENTIALLY SOME BAD
SIDES, BULLETS TURNED TO THE ATTY. GEN. WHO IS ANNOUNCING WHAT HAS
BEEN DONE. THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IN
CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN
SERVICES IS ANNOUNCING THE LARGEST HEALTHCARE FRAUD
TAKEDOWN OPERATION IN AMERICAN HISTORY. THE DEPARTMENT OF
JUSTICE COORDINATE EFFORTS BETWEEN CRIMINAL DIVISIONS, US
ATTORNEYS OFFICES, HEALTHCARE AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND MORE
THAN 1000 STATE LOCAL AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS
TO CHARGE 412 DEFENDANT, INCLUDING 56 DOCTORS. THESE
DEFENDANTS HAVE DEFRAUDED TAXPAYERS OF APPROXIMATELY $1.3
BILLION AS A RESULT OF THIS OPERATION, 205 HEALTHCARE
PROVIDERS ARE NOW IN THE PROCESS OF BEING SUSPENDED OR BANNED
FROM PARTICIPATION IN ANY FEDERAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS. YOU ARE THE WORST. I AM A BAD GUY. LET ME GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF
SOME OF THE SCHEMES THAT PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED FOR. HE TALKED
ABOUT DOCTORS ñ THAT IS A LOT OF WORK FOR SIX DOCTORS. THAT IS
INSANE. MY FAVORITE WAS, “SOME OF THE
DOCTORS WROTE SO MANY PRESCRIPTIONS IN ONE MONTH FOR
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES THEN AN ENTIRE HOSPITAL DID.” THAT IS
AMAZING. ONE OF THEM WROTE HE HAD TO
TAKE OPIOIDS FOR HIS HAND TO CALM DOWN PAIN. A LOT OF THE
PEOPLE ARRESTED DID NOT GET THOSE HUGE SUMS. THIS IS
OBVIOUSLY A HUGE ISSUE. THIS WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM, EVEN
THE MONEY THAT IS CURRENTLY BEING ALLOCATED AND WHAT COULD
BECOME THE NEW SENATE HEALTH CARE BILL IS NOT ENOUGH TO SOLVE
THE PROBLEM BY ITSELF. TO REMIND YOU LET’S BRING UP THIS CHART WE
HAVE SHOWN YOU BEFORE. THAT IS THE INCREASE IN DRUG OVERDOSE
DEATHS. OPIOIDS ARE AN INCREASING PERCENTAGE OF IT. YOU
SEE HOW THAT IS JUST SHOOTING UP. THAT IS A SOCIETAL PROBLEM,
A PROBLEM WITH REGULATION, THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AND
DOCTORS IN THEIR ABILITY TO PRESCRIBE THINGS WHETHER THEY
ARE NEEDED OR NOT. I REMEMBER HAVING COVERED THIS
A LONG TIME AGO AND THE DOCTOR WROTE IN THAT I LIKE AND SAID
DOCTORS WOULD NOT DO THIS. MOST DOCTORS OF COURSE WHAT IT’S
BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS TO MAKE MONEY. BUT I GIVE THEM THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT. THEY MAINLY WENT IN
TO DO THE RIGHT THING. ARE THERE BAD FOLKS IN EACH PROFESSION? OF
COURSE. WHEN THERE IS THIS MUCH MONEY TO BE MADE, YOU WILL FIND
A COUPLE HUNDRED DOCTORS IN THE COUNTRY WHO ARE WILLING TO DO
THE WRONG THING IF THEY ARE GIVEN INCENTIVE. I THINK THE
REAL GATEWAY DRUG IS PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS, AND I
THINK SAYING MARIJUANA IS A GATEWAY DRUG IS COMPLETELY
COUNTERFACTUAL. WE KNOW WHAT THE GATEWAY DRUG IS. IS A CLEAR LINE
FROM THOSE LEGAL DRUGS TO HEROINE, BECAUSE THEY CAN’T GET
EITHER OF THE PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED ANYMORE. THEN THERE IS
FENTANYL, AND THEN YOU ARE DEAD. HAVING SAID ALL OF THAT, I
ACTUALLY WANT TO GIVE THEM CREDIT, THIS IS A NICE
OPERATION. THIS AND KILLS 59,000 PEOPLE A YEAR. IF ANY TERRORISTS
KILLED 59,000 AMERICANS EVERY YEAR WE WOULD INVADE 17
COUNTRIES TO FIGHT BACK. BUT IN THIS CASE THEY PUT 1000 LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENTS ON IT AND 30 DIFFERENT STATES. AT LEAST SOME
SENSE OF PROPORTION FOR HOW BIG THE PROBLEM IS. JOB WELL DONE
AND GETTING THESE ARRESTS. AND HOPEFULLY THE INVESTMENT
MADE IN GETTING THESE PEOPLE WILL STOP MORE FROM DOING THESE
FRAUD SCHEMES IN THE FIRST PLACE. I ALLUDED TO THE BAD SIDE
OF THIS, IT IS NOT IN WHO WAS ARRESTED, BUT JEFF SESSIONS,
WHILE I AM GLAD HE IS TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY IN HIS EXTENDED
COMMENTS HE TALKED A LOT ABOUT THE MASSIVE DRUG EPIDEMIC THAT
WE HAVE AND DRUG DEALERS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. HE IS NOT
TALKING EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT OPIOIDS. WE KNOW JEFF SESSIONS
AND HAS BACKGROUND. WE KNOW WHAT HE THINGS ABOUT HIS COMMENTS
ABOUT THE DARE PROGRAM AND HOW THAT IS NEEDED. HE IS NOT JUST
TALKING ABOUT PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS. HE WANTS TO GO
AFTER, VIGOROUSLY, LEGAL MARIJUANA WHEREVER IT IS,
ILLEGAL MARIJUANA AS WELL. THAT IS THE SORT OF THING THAT
UNFORTUNATELY WILL GET A LOT MORE PEOPLE ARRESTED, AND NOT
PEOPLE WHO ARE DEFRAUDING THE GOVERNMENT OF MONEY. PEOPLE WHO ARE SIMPLY SMOKING A
LITTLE BIT OF MARIJUANA. THAT IS WHO JEFF SESSIONS
IS HISTORICALLY. I’M WORRIED YOU CAN USE THIS
SORT OF THING TO PURSUE THAT AGENDA IN THE FUTURE. MARIJUANA HAS NOTHING TO DO
WITH OPIOIDS. WHENEVER YOU LEGALIZE MARIJUANA AND A STATE,
OPIOID ABUSE GOES DOWN BECAUSE MARIJUANA IS A MUCH SAFER AND
MUCH MORE COST EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO PAINKILLERS. THAT
IS WHY DRUG COMPANIES ARE THE SINGLE LARGEST DONORS OF
POLITICIANS. PLUS THEY NEED TO KEEP THAT WAR ON DRUGS GOING
OTHERWISE THEIR PROFITS ARE GOING DOWN. FINALLY WE ARE TARGETING THE
ACTUAL THINGS THAT ARE CAUSING THE PROBLEM WHICH IS
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN THE FIRST PLACE.

100 Comments

  1. Why are you in favour of people getting marijuana? No drugs are safe!!

  2. Thank you for reminding me why I have all but stopped watching your feeble attempts at providing intelligent discourse.

  3. I forget, it this the real fake news or the fake real news? In Trumpland nothing can be taken at face value anymore and you can guarantee the Russians are not involved!!!

  4. They need to find where the fentanyl from China is coming from, and take assassins and bust them in the production in China itself. Black ops.
    But no, you're still just going after the symptoms of the a fucked up system.
    Portugal legalized all drugs over 15 years ago due their rampant drug problem reversing their tightening drug prohibition as it made the problem worse.
    From 25% of the population on various drug addiction and overdose, 2015 they're the 2nd lowest drug overdose per capita than all other countries in Europe.
    They took the money they were using for jailing users and addicts, and to "fight" the dealers, instead put it to rehab and worker rehab programs offering employers to pay half their salary to give addicts a chance at rejoining the work force, focusing on building personal connections which is scientifically shown in lab animals and Vietnam Vet studies that once a group has better economy, better connections with friends and family, that they drop addiction, military personnel in Vietnam were heavily users of heroin. Of all the Vietnam vets 90% stopped using heroin when they came back to the states.
    Get to the root cause, make it legal. And treat it as a medical problem, and foster re-employment and connection building with friends and family.

    You're sticking a band-aid on a festering wound… and you'll end up dead of septic blood. Doing otherwise, essentially, you're not doing shit.
    But go gett'em them there bad docs, will be replaced by another bad doc, and another dealer, as the addicts will continue.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/06/05/why-hardly-anyone-dies-from-a-drug-overdose-in-portugal/?utm_term=.da23f04fb4cc

  5. INSURANCE COMPANIES SENATORS CONGRESSMEN ALL ARE IN ON THIS FRAUD THATS WHY HEALTH CARE IS SO HI DOCTORS. CROOKED DOCTORS

  6. this is great news. at least for sometime most doctor will stop doing this sht.

  7. Not a problem of regulation… It is systemic. It's called capitalism. Health care for profit will always produce these results. Poverty will always produce drug use.

  8. GREAT now move up the ladder to those that allow it to come into the country by the container full – those that clear the way in customs – those that push it onto the doctors to spread it… Keep it going!!! War on Drugs??? One battle at a time! Marijuana is not a lethal drug and it helps more than it harms —> FIRST DO NO HARM <— OATH

  9. Betcha Florida Governor Rick Scott is behind the Fraud, cause he's done it before.

  10. Finally they did one thing in about a billion right
    However, massive tax cuts for wealthy, throwing 10's of millions off healthcare, selling out the white house to russia, looking the other way while their party gets taken over by propaganda, doxxing voters
    All those things outweigh

  11. The Drug Companies must be planning a counter lobbying war with DOJ next week.

  12. Wow! really! The only reason Jeff is taking this serious is because the people that are dying look like him! Boom!

  13. IN 2001-2005 my area had about10-20 doctors doing this… I am a victim of this along with hundreds of friends addicted by the time they reached high school. 10-15 friends dead from overdoses and car wrecks. Portsmouth , Ohio, South shore, Kentucky

  14. More prescriptions in a month than a hospital? That's actually quite common.

    -Pharmacy Tech from FL

  15. why aren't the big pharma and politicians in jail for allowing it to go on for the past 20years or more. then they get a small fine and we the tax payer have to pay for the rest of medical care, etc. they knew they were addictive and bushes deregulatioon of big pharma caused this problem. and politicians let the fraud continue to gouge medicare, medicaid on purpose to bankrupt those problems, and so they could make money , billions, for years, then pretended like they just found out about it, that's a lie. and pol.s and rich corporate criminals should be in jail and all the billions they made given back. but who went to jail, and got their lives ruined, the people, the victims. unbelievable how this system works. the rich, corporations rich people and politicians, can kill hundreds of thousands of people and get a small fine after 20yrrs.

  16. how do you not know that politicians were taking money from big pharma for years and studies showed those drugs were addicting and dangerous and people were dying , getting arrested, lives ruined. but they purposely did nothing for decades so that big pharma could make billions,. put big pharma in jail for killing people and polticians for pretending they didn't know and stop using taxpayer dollars for the medical care people need now and stop putting the victims in jail , costing more taxpayer dollars for jails and unnecessary police. they allowed fraud to also banrupt those programs so they could say, see it cost too much to provide healthcare. when the rich don't pay taxes , they get richer and buy politicians to deregulate which caused anarchy and socities to collapse. look at thrid world countries that have no regulations or taxes on the rich. the people are mostly slaves. that's what's happening here.

  17. Fake news.

  18. I imagine the outcome for the citizen will be a loss of services once provided.

  19. This is such a pile 'o crap, I can't even believe TYT is falling for it. It's a new scare and a revised plan on the old "War on Drugs." I have Lupus, 24/7, I hurt like you would not even believe. My doctor can't prescribe anything other than aspirin cuz of the DEA. The closest "pain clinic" is 150 miles away and they won't take people this far from them cuz they make you come in 2 or 3 days in a row. There is no way there's this BIG EPIDEMIC. I don't buy it for a minute. No way, no how.

  20. Sessions will take credit for the previous Attorney General's work. Business people tax cheats? Like Trump.

  21. How ironic that a crooked attorney general is lowering the boom on crooks. Maybe Robert Mueller will return the favor.

  22. Don't be hoaxed here. Jeff Session is tripling down on the failed war on drugs.

  23. Doctors are not the problem here, and government is not the solution. I thought we all agreed the war on drugs was a bust… There are many people with legitimate pain that need stronger medication to have any quality of life. People who are abusing this first world privilege need to take responsibility for their own actions as any moral agent should. If the government steps in more people will be harmed than helped. Both the people now incarcerated for this new 'war on drugs', and also those who legitimately need the drugs and are no longer able to get them because Dr.'s are afraid to go to prison. If you really want to help the addicts, build rehabilitation centers, not prisons.

  24. When a story like this comes out you've got to look to see what other story is this overshadowing? Could it be Sessions also released a heavily redacted form of foreign nationals he's had contact with including Russians?

  25. he looks like a pedophile

  26. Where's the girl with the nose job that shoulda got a refund?

  27. These idiots go to Afghanistan create an opiod epidemic then lock them up. Wow. Now it's fake drugs all on the street and fetanyl and heroin. Let's see them stop that. They won't cause they don't want to

  28. Couldn't come at a better time for Obama-cara bashers / Trumpcare advocates.

  29. I dated a medical student. She will officially be a doctor in 2 years. She told me herself that if a friend of hers comes in her office wanting the "hook up", she'll give it to em. I'm not joking. People like to think of doctors much like they do police officers. They think of them as great, upstanding people of our community who always do the right thing and that's exactly why they're in the profession they're in. Meanwhile in reality land, they're regular humans like everyone else and if given power, they're just as likely to abuse that power as anyone else. It doesn't matter how much training you have, it doesn't matter how much education you have. At the end of the day, you're just another person like me who happens to have a badge and a gun if you're a cop or you happen to have a license to prescribe drugs to people if you're a doctor. Matter of fact, many doctors themselves do drugs legal and illegally. FACT.

  30. This action was planned under the Obama admin.

  31. Sessions should ask his Dr. about Movantik oral.

  32. I say do the top-bottom approach… arrest the pharmaceutical, doctors & medium-big fish

  33. Cenk is so right about prescription drugs being the real gateway drug. I've been helping people with addiction problems for 7 years and so many stories start with, "I started using after I was prescribed opiates," either from their dentist or their medical provider. They are not given the proper education when they are prescribed these drug either and that includes benzodiazepines as well.

  34. As a RN, I am now seeing our MDs cutting way back on prescribing opioids for long term use. Even MDs that do prescribe opioids long term for relevant medical conditions, have to comply with rigorous documentation requirements as well as random drug screens to assure that the patient is using the medication as prescribed. They have significantly lowered the dosage of the opioid prescribed and when physical dependence starts to occur, instead of increasing the dose, they will switch the medication. Some MDs also require participation in psychological counseling & testing to identify patients who may be at-risk for abuse. There is now a monitoring website set up by DHHS (I believe that's the dept) that keeps a record of an individuals history of controlled substance usage. Either the MD or the Pharmacist if,,info the Rx. enters this information into the system, and now many pharmacies have their prescription systems directly connected to this program so that when a controlled substance is filled, the info is automatically entered. This helps MDs to identify "doctor shoppers," "emergency room frequent flyers" etc. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that it is now a requirement for the MD or pharmacist to participate in the program, whereas it used to be on a voluntary basis. I am not including cancer or terminally ill individuals as those patients are treated with the utmost goal of providing comfort. Fentanyl & Morphine patches are reserved for those individuals who are terminally ill & are monitored by a hospice nurse in many cases as breakthrough pain becomes a real issue for these individuals, so close monitoring is required. As a RN, I can tell you that the documentation required in these situations is very detailed for the patients safety. Sorry for the essay, but I've dealt with the drug seekers, frequent flyers who have threatened me & the MD with malpractice suits because they don't know about this DHHS program, so we know their history & we will offer them safe alternatives like a Toradal injection or Rx. and a referral to a psychologist that works with individuals with chronic pain issues. Excluding cancer & terminally ill patients, there are some patients whose conditions do require opioids for tx. But these earnest individuals are willing to try anything, opioids or not, to relieve their pain & very rarely demand a higher dose of an opioid. Thanks again for allowing to add my experience & opinion to the conversation. For the record, marijuana & even Marinol is much safer than any opioid for the treatment of pain, but unfortunately does not work on all types of pain. Blessings to all, especially for those who do suffer from any type of excruciating pain on a daily basis. DB,RN

  35. I thought he was going to go for actual healthcare fraud, like charging for treatments, procedures or equipment they never did or gave, buying and selling patient information (insurance information, SS #s, names, addresses), knowingly using such stolen information, giving a well-insured patient treatments and surgeries they don't need, performing sham surgeries (and charging full price!), etc.

  36. Translation: They didn't pay Donnie small-hands the proper bribe, so they gotta go.

  37. I know this is a painful truth, but about 50% of the American population doesn't have the "right stuff" to survive in today's high tech world. Romney said something like that & he lost an election for telling the truth. At one time, these techno-misfits could work on farms, or in factories, but automation, computers, robots, & AI have made 50% of our human population obsolete. The real question is which leader of what party knows what to do with these folks? Since I see no one anywhere providing that answer, my guess is that the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse will. That's the way it has always been & I'm guessing that's the way it will be again.

  38. sessions is he Jimmy Hoffa reborn?

  39. F*ck Sessions right into the ground, bigoted bastard.

  40. When crack ravaged the black community in the 90's which destroyed black ppl & families,the only remedy was harsher sentencing! Amazing🤔

  41. What is Sessions motive? He does nothing without benefiting himself, his corporate insurance donors and big pharma.
    Of course, the alcohol industry is pouring millions into discrediting marijuana because it cuts into their profits. This could very well be Sessions doing the bidding of the alcohol industry to squash marijuana.

  42. sessions is outdated as are his ideas.

  43. But not the pharmaceutical companies who should be charged.

  44. Sessions needs to be voted out of office if we want to maintain our our healthcare along with most of the republicans

  45. is it just me or is it really ominous when someone in this trump era starts announcing their accolades before the do anything. "This will be the biggest in history", as if these things only matter if they are largest…or the "biggest"…or the "most beautiful"…or the greatest….they really know how to insult the intelligence of people. or they are just that simple minded. either way troubles me.

  46. I am sorry but I don't believe any of these monsters in this monstrous administration, I just don't. They are liars.

  47. doesn't matter what the gateway drug is. people take drugs because they enjoy them. if the drugs made them feel like shit, I don't envision them continuing to take them. people use the crutch that they are addicted when they are caught enjoying the drug they use and want to lessen their own accountability. "the drugs made me do it!" bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. they were having fun but done caught and hit the "i must be out of control because I take drugs" button.

  48. people actually need oxycodine. people are being criminalized for needing any type of Opioids.

  49. Jeff Sessions is the biggest healthcare fraud…right next to Donald Putin and the royal family.

  50. All the fraudsters are demonrats – of course.

  51. Wtf just 1.3 billion? That's it? They are fkin trying to shield the companies & putting this on small time doctors & sellers

  52. I will be curious to find out how many doctors do time and how much time they do compared to the number of addicts that do time and how much time they do.

  53. Wow, some sanity from TYT. Can we all agree to stop absolutely going insane because Trump??? Let's just focus on how we can make america great again.

  54. hes always bouncing like he has to pee

  55. The pharma companies are jipping the government and the politicians are getting paid from it.

  56. When did John become homeless?

  57. THIS MAN IS VILE. HE IS LIKE PUKE. WHO CAN BELIEVE ANYTHING THAT HE SAYS.

  58. very misleading headline… came here to enjoy seeing Ryan and Mcdonnel being lead to Gitmo in handcuffs

  59. Just think. The CEOs will be able to rob a lot more now.

  60. That's how the Healthcare free market works. Apparently there's gonna be a lot more of that with the new Healthcare plan.

  61. This is why healthcare should not be run for profit.

  62. There must have statistical analysis tool and investigate those with weird numbers. A doctor selling 20 * more painkillers than the average is however not necessarily a crook, he can also be dumb (too dumb to continue this line of work) or very specialized and mostly accepting patients with that kind of problem.

  63. Show the doctors face on a chart like you do gang members. They should get life in prison and all property seized

  64. I can see why that protester laughed at him.hes in way over his head.hell be joining trump soon in prison.

  65. white ppl smh y'all crimes are on another lvl. Yeah black and brown crime is bad ok. But y'all kill and hurt MILLIONS of ppl for money. Money root of ALL evil if this is true y'all are the worst race ever to live on this planet. Steal, murder and rape for the all mighty dollar. What's more evil than this?

  66. The war on opioids has a downside in that the associated red tape can make it harder for people who really need opioids, especially those with severe chronic pain or those at the end of life, to get sufficient amounts to alleviate the pain.

  67. Doctors -> school boards -> town budgets -> school sports funding / defunding arts -> sports related injuries leads to sports medicine -> money for doctors and addicting our children

  68. Job well done??? what did they put in place to help those who are going to be pulled off of opiod's from these arrest?The heroin overdoses will now increase dramatically.

  69. Liberal Scum Young Turds

  70. no one can do anything as long as cannabis/cbd oil stays on the  schedule 1 list

  71. ………..1 8 MG Suboxone costs roughly $ 10……..I take 2 a day , per Dr …….very expensive !

  72. …….I got my Medical Marijuana card ……….that helped me dose down to 4 MG ! Soon I will be Opioid free ! Today I began 2 MG . ……feeling crappy , but I will continue ! Maranatha !

  73. Wait… wait… the government is actually doing something worthwhile? Wait, they are actually going after people that are actual criminals instead of people using medical pot? Strange days.

  74. THANKS TO THE DRMOCRATS THIS SHIT WAS DONE ON OBAMA WATCH!

  75. I wonder what are they keeping out or what other thing are they covering with this story, or what they going to used for, and only a couple of doctors, really? and it's not going to fix the issue, fine the companies and see other ways to control the prescriptions and the drugs.

  76. criminals catching criminals

  77. So why do not Jeff Session as well?

  78. don't forget this is Russia its collusion

  79. "shooting up"

    I won't lie, I snickered.

  80. We have to remember that some doctors graduated at the bottom of their class!!!!! They may be the ones finding it necessary or convenient to turn to this type of behavior.

  81. Prohibition laws are a joke

  82. This ;jerk off Confederate nincompoop reminds me of Henry Gibson from 60's Laugh In.

  83. was I the only person who heard him say, "…banned from participating in any government healthcare programs…"? Why did that sound so ominous? Like when he said we need private prisons for future needs…then starts a new war on drugs, redeclares Marijuana to be a gateway drug, wants to resurrect DARE and instructs law enforcement to seek the maximum sentence possible for all crimes. Am I the only one who fears this evil pixie is up to some major assfuckery?

  84. The Doc from Houston committed suicide back in May.

  85. this hillbilly will take the pills down south and sell them lol

  86. Can anyone please explain the republican opposition to legal/illegal marijuana?

    I can understand the opposition to opium based drugs, as they are protecting the pharmaceutical interests who make many campaign contributions.

    Note that I'm an Aussie – we call "campaign contributions" bribes.

  87. What administration implemented the investigation ? Why give sessions credit ? He had nothing to do with it , just around to suck up the gratuity for something he didnt do.I am sure the investigation has been going on since before kebbler elf took over.

  88. It would be nice if Sessions and Congress would recognize that NOT all people on Medicaid are on it to take advantage or defraud the government. Many of us are on it because it's the only way to have coverage.

  89. TYT this is where you are turning into Fox news. Just gossip and opinion. Read the source of the those numbers. Drug overdoses are a small fraction. Read the literature it comes from. It says the numbers are increasing because they are changing the way the data is collected. If you have heart disease and get some stents then develop arthritis. Take low dose pain medication for your crumbling spine. Then one of your stents thromboses and you die from heart attack. Does that sound like an opiate overdose to you? Those numbers come from opiate involved not opiate caused deaths. It get's counted along with the pneumonia patient who dies from pneumonia and had some pain medication because they were in pain from the disease or lying in bed for weeks. Remember the times article that showed how small the percentage was of alcohol caused fatalities to alcohol related fatalities? Went from 30.000 down to 7k or something. This is even bigger because it involves people that are dying from the diseases they always have but if there is an opiate in their system or they have taken them before or because it's counted by ICD 9 codes an ambulance picking up a stroke victim gets counted that way an it never gets changed back. I know this fits your marijauna agenda but the problem isn't what is being presented and the government and others with an agenda will use the same tactics on marijuana.

    You never bought into Jeff Sessions before but now he is a genius right? Look at the data and what they say it really says. Not just the BS graph at the end that is meant to create a false sense of a problem.

  90. Alcohol is a gateway drug and research shows so is marijuana. Stop making up garbage. 59.000 is BS You guys used to research and look stuff up. Now your're on the crazy train again. Your worried he could use this kind of information to persecute all people who use these medications effectively (and that means marijuana and alcohol) but here you are pushing made up numbers that over-exaggerate the problem and lead to loss of access, jail, and suffering which these guys love.

  91. SESSIONS IS AN ALT RIGHT RACISTS SOCIOPATHS LEADER…LET THE TRUMPKINS KEEP THEIR OPIOID DRUGS…"MAKE AMERICONS GREAT AGAIN".

  92. TRUMPKINS…KEEP TAKING OPIOID DRUGS…"MAKE AMERICONS GREAT AGAIN".

  93. smoke screen, just gonna throw even more addicts in prison, won't help at all, just destroy more lives. America has it so ass backwards, they need to be knocking down big pharmas doors and getting treatment for addicts. Nope just an excuse to mess with Medicare and gain more money from putting people in private prisons.

  94. We need ….FEMA…
    MARIPOSA, CA. ….IS BURNING! !!!!!

  95. I still hate that guy…

  96. Go after the health insurance companies, then I'll applaud you.

  97. Believe it. Ever been to a pill Mill? Lines and long waits. Unbelievable but true. They have been shut down in Alabama. Now they have to go to pain management.

  98. Has anyone looked at arresting the Pharmaceutical Benefit Managers? Their profits have increased 1001% since 1987. THAT'S ONE THOUSAND AND ONE PERCENT INCREASE.

  99. Opieod fail

  100. OBAMACARE, THE ACA is insurance fraud and tax fraud!

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