The following story about overcharging at private care homes appeared on page 2 of yesterday’s Daily Mail:
Care homes across the country are being probed for wholly unfair fees charged to families after loved ones have died.
This story has many similarities to the US Department of Justice’s investigation into US Health Insurer United Health’s pilfering of the American public purse in its Medicaid programme.
The Justice Department moved Thursday to join a whistle-blower suit in California that claims the insurer improperly collected vast sums by claiming people under its care were sicker than they were.
The man who ran the Medicaid programme when UnitedHealth allegedly overcharged the American taxpayer by multimillion dollar was Simon Stevens – current head of NHS England.
According to his LinkedIn Profile, Stevens was :
Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare Medicare
Dates Employed2006 – 2009
Employment Duration: 3 yrs
America’s leading seniors health company, with $30 billion revenues and serving one-in-five Medicare beneficiaries nationwide in partnership with AARP – the world’s largest voluntary organization. Launched the largest Medicare Part D benefits plan, also managing the largest Medicare-focused PBM.
If Simon Stevens knew about the fraud case – did he declare it?
And can he be trusted to look after the NHS?