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Senate Proceeding 12-08-09 on Dec 8th, 2009 :: 4:35:55 to 4:38:29
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Amy Klobuchar

4:35:48 to 4:36:08( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: our amendment directs tha sentencing guidelines, as a practical matter will increase 20% to 50% crooks stealing over $1 million. ms. klobuchar: the other thing that's great about this bill, senator kaufman, is that it updates the definition of health federal criminal

Amy Klobuchar

4:35:55 to 4:38:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

4:36:09 to 4:36:30( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: includes violation of the anti-kkback statute, the food and drug cosmetic act and certain provisions of arisa, it will allow the full array of law enforcement tools to be used against all health care fraud. the amendment also provides the department of justice with subpoena authority to investigations conducted pursuant to the civil rights act

Amy Klobuchar

4:36:31 to 4:36:52( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: for institutionalized persons act. under current law the department of justice must rely upon the cooperation of the nursing homes, mental health institutions and residential schools for children with disability that are the target of these investigations. while such cooperate, they sometimes do not. and the current lack of subpoena

Amy Klobuchar

4:36:53 to 4:37:14( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: authority puts vulnerable victims at needless risk. finally, in addition to the very important piece of this that senor kaufman have pointed out, where we're actually increasing the ability to get better criminal penalties, the amendment corrects an apparent drafting error, but providing that obstruction of criminal

Amy Klobuchar

4:37:15 to 4:37:35( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: investigation involving subpoena investigations under hippa, should be treated in the same manner as obstruction of criminal investigations involving grand jury subpoenas. senator kaufman and i file an additional health care fraud amendment that would require direct depositing made

Amy Klobuchar

4:37:36 to 4:37:56( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: to all providers unmair and medicaid. this bill is incredibly important because the medicare regulations already require direct depositing or electronic transfer. but these regulations have not been uniformly enforced and criminals are taking advantage of this system. again, i ask the question: why would we want this money

Amy Klobuchar

4:37:57 to 4:38:18( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: money, $60 billion estimated for medicare fraud alone, why would we want this money to go to conmen and crooks, people setting up fake store fronts with fake signs that say doctor's office, that we want that money to go there instead of to the hard-working people of this country that can hardly afford their health insurance. transoutrage.

Amy Klobuchar

4:38:19 to 4:38:31( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: that's why i'm so glad that you, senator kaufman, has taken a lead on, this and that we have prosecutors working on this in the judiciary committee to work on the health care reform bill. americans have waited too long

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