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11 charged in $1 billion U.S. railroad health scam

NEW YORK — Eleven people were charged Thursday in a $1 billion fraud where employees of a busy New York commuter rail service used fake medical diagnoses to boost their incomes with disability payouts. The accused, 10 of whom have already been arrested, included seven retired Long Island Rail Road…

Obama admin. crackdown on health care fraud leads to 85% more prosecutions

Under the newly reformed health care laws championed by President Barack Obama, it’s not only what people pay for insurance that will change, but also the way people pay for insurance crime. The number of prosecutions for health insurance fraud is already 85 percent higher in 2011 than it was…