It is true that people who get injured in traffic accidents or hospitalized patients are basically used by their chiropractors who collect maximum insurance payments. However, this doesn’t hurt them. On the other hand, when it comes to patients diagnosed with cancer, it is a whole different story. They are immediately sent to chemotherapy and radiation treatments and their cure rate is below 5 percent. The cancer industry makes these rates higher, based on patients remaining alive. It is a well known fact that the patients diagnosed with cancer don`t live a lot, depending of the cancer stage.
The mortality rate heavily depends on the treatment, such as radiation or chemotherapy, as this kind of treatment can worsen the disease or even to kill. The principal cancer industry will fail without the insurance to cover patient`s costs and only small percentage of the patients can afford them. In addition, cancer treatments are not covered by health insurance in USA. Over the last decade, there are proofs showing that incomes of oncologists are increase by over 85 percent while the patient visits are increased by only 12 percent. Cancer tests for early detection of can contribute to cancer because PSA tests or mammograms can lead to injuries during biopsies.
Consequently, medical industry exploits enough insurance coverage from administration harsh chemo drugs, regardless of the fact whether the patient is reciting chemo drugs or not. The practice of sending the patient to chemotherapy or radiation in the last stage of the disease is only to send them one more bill to Medicare or Medicaid. The Oncologist journalist Tony Issac’s was writing about this practice or medical cases in article ”Dying Cancer Patients are Being Milked of Every Last Dollar”. According to him, 25 percent of Medicare expenses in Virginia occurred during patient`s last month of life.
Also, radiation treatments have been prescribed to 91 percent of patients with this disease, meaning that these medical cases bring more money to medics. Medicare doesn’t cover all medical bills, so the patient has to cover the other part. There are also a lot of medical insurance frauds and the retired oncologist Dr. Sayed Mohammed made attention of this. Medicare is federal program with federal prosecutors doing investigations in order to prevent insurance-fraud in medical cases.
Dr. Farid Fata, a medic from Michigan has been profiting from this disease and he made patient load of 1200 people receiving 62 million dollars from Medicare over the period of six years. In other words, he was billed more than 150 million dollars from Medicare. Barbara McQuade, a US attorney said that she is planning on putting him in prison for long time, until he is alive or during her professional career lasts. This fraud is the most egregious health care fraud case ever, as it didn’t harm only the government, but the patients as well.