The Tampa-based insurer WellCare Health Plans, Inc. “has been accused of bilking taxpayers of hundreds of millions of dollars by using fraudulent practices that were integral to the company’s profit-making,” according to the St. Pete Times.

Federal authorities’ complaint against Wellcare “alleges that the company hid profits in an offshore subsidiary, pushed high-cost patients off its rolls and onto government programs, including hundreds of premature babies and terminally ill patients, and kept Medicaid payments that it knew were mistakenly paid.” Authorities’ undercover source “estimates the fraud cost Florida and six other states between $400 million and $600 million.”

But that hasn’t stopped politicians from taking money from Wellcare’s political action committee. Via Harper’s Magazine:

WellCare’s PAC stopped making political contributions in the fall of 2007, after the Justice Department raided its headquarters. But now WellCare’s PAC is back in business, sending $2,500 to the Freedom Project, House Minority Leader John Boehner’s personal “Leadership PAC.”

The Harper’s link also reveals WellCare donated $500 to Rep. Allen Boyd, D-Tallahassee, in April.

You May Also Like

Giuliani speechwriter, High Times staffers agree: Gary Johnson over Ron Paul

The conventional political wisdom says that the entry of Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, into the presidential race is bad news for former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, since the two will compete for similar voters in the Republican primary. However, a former Giuliani speechwriter and the staffers at High Times, the magazine devoted to marijuana, both agree that Johnson is the better choice between the two longshot libertarian Republicans.
Hasner jumps on anti-Sharia bandwagon
Read More

Hasner jumps on anti-Sharia bandwagon

A judge within the state of Florida, in litigating, in judging the litigation between private citizens in a Florida state court, announced that the decision is going to be based on Islamic law. That is not supporting the United States Constitution, or the Constitution of the state of Florida. We need to speak out!