It's ridiculous how ripe for abuse our health care system is, but performing unnecessary heart operations to maximize profit has to be a new low:
Thought this was an interesting tidbit:
Just astounding, really.But the pressure is even greater for HCA. In 2000, the company reached one of a series of settlements involving a huge Medicare fraud case with the Justice Department that would eventually come to $1.7 billion in fines and repayments. The accusations, which primarily involved overbilling, occurred when Rick Scott, now the governor of Florida, was the company’s chief executive. He was removed from the post by the board but was never personally accused of wrongdoing.