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Senate Proceeding 12-08-09 on Dec 8th, 2009 :: 4:29:15 to 4:32:14
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Amy Klobuchar

4:28:56 to 4:29:16( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: in response this body passed the fraud recovery act. which directed critical resources and tools. i was proud to work with my friend from minnesota, a foam prosecutor, who understands very he'll well the harm that financial fraud causes on americans and the importance of deterring criminal behavior before it happens.

Amy Klobuchar

4:29:15 to 4:32:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

4:29:17 to 4:29:38( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: senator klobuchar? ms. klobuchar: thank you very much, senator kaufman. i'd like to acknowledge the amendment by senato senator dorgan on drug importation, something that i support, and i know that senator kaufman supports as well and we look forward to talking about that as well. the bill that senator kaufman referred to, the fraud

Amy Klobuchar

4:29:39 to 4:30:00( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: enforcement act, was passed in part to an unprecedented financial crisis. i was proud to work on that bill in the senate judiciary mmittee, along with senator kaufman. americans should expect congress to do more than simply react to crises after the most destructive impacts are felt. we're always coming in after the

Amy Klobuchar

4:30:01 to 4:30:22( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: fact, putting out the fire. that's not what we want to do. we want our constituents to be proactive and seek out and solve problems on the horizon so that financial disasters can be averted. in the midst of a deconcerning comprehensive health care reform, we must be proactive in combating he abuse.

Amy Klobuchar

4:30:23 to 4:30:43( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: each year individuals drain $72 -- $72 billion and $220 billion from private and public health care plans through fraud, increasing the cost of medical costs and undermining the of the health care system. think about all of the money wasted, $72 billion t to $220 billion each year,

Amy Klobuchar

4:30:44 to 4:31:04( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: drained by criminals that could be going to our seniors, could be going for care. let me just give you a couple of examples senator kaufman of the kinds of fraud that we need to address. on june 23 of this year eight individuals were indicted in miami for cashing $30,000 t to $80,000 several times a week

Amy Klobuchar

4:31:05 to 4:31:27( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: at two check cashing facility that's they own themselves. these clerks defrauded the u.s. health care system by creating phony clinic, that churned out medical bills in five states. they didn't provide health care, they were phony clinics. some of the purported clinics were empty store fronts with handwritten signs while others

Amy Klobuchar

4:31:28 to 4:31:49( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: existed only as post office boxes, but none provided actual medical services according to prosecutors. by the time they were caught, this one incident, this one group of conmen bilked the government of $100 million at a time when our taxpayers are trying to save every dime, holding on to their jobs, trying

Amy Klobuchar

4:31:50 to 4:32:10( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: to pay their bills. this conmen -- these conmen conmen, $100 million. in 2007, the department of justice indicted a woman for -- and for children's psychotherapy services not provided. according to the indictment the woman then laundered the money through a houston check cashing

Amy Klobuchar

4:32:11 to 4:32:16( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: business cashing several medicaid checks each for more than $10,000.

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