Obama Healthcare Speech Mentions Fraud; Fair Housing & Senior Living Gets Spotlight By Agencies

As part of last week’s address to the nation on healthcare reform, President Obama identified that the costs of fraud associated with healthcare are a huge contributing factor to the rising cost of care.  Prior to the address and over the last few weeks, law enforcement officials that include the FBI, HUD and the SEC, have been issuing more press releases outlining strategies they are taking to fight issues such as fair housing and fraud associated with senior housing developments.  One of the more interesting releases, ‘Jefferson County Grant Writer Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the United States’, talks about the investigation of offenses at Shiloh Baptist Community Renewal Center Senior Living Center Project.  The charges filed paint a vivid picture of how HUD intends pursue and prosecute those taking advantage of public funding.  For the full press release, click here.