Sunday, February 12, 2012

Medicare spent $2.2 million on penis enlargers

AP reports:
An Illinois man was sentenced Friday by a federal judge in Rhode Island to more than three years in prison for shipping unwanted penis enlargers to diabetes patients as part of a larger fraud scheme that prosecutors say bilked $2.2 million from Medicare over four years.
The fraudster, Gary Winner, bought toys at adult stores for as little as $26 each, repackaged them with information sheets claiming that they helped "bladder control, urinary flow and prostate comfort," and then charged Medicare an average of $284 each. The government spent $2.2 million on the devices before someone discovered a problem.

Soon, the government will be running your healthcare too.

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