That’s the amount of waste and fraud the president has pledged to eliminate from Medicare and Medicaid, IF the congress will pass his healthcare plan.
My question is this. Mr. President, if you know of a half a trillion dollars in waste and fraud in these programs, then why wait? Why not eliminate the waste and fraud BEFORE you embark on yet another massive government spending program?
Why not identify and punish the perpetrators of this massive fraud, and return these programs to a sound financial footing NOW?
It’s like you have said many times: The status quo is unacceptable.
A half a trillion in waste and fraud is absolutely unacceptable.