Friday, December 02, 2016

Friday LinkFest

Odds-and-ends from the past couple of weeks:

■ Continuing to defy the "death by attrition" model of Long Term care insurance, almost 97% of federal employees participating in government-sponsored LTCi plans opted to keep them, despite rate hikes averaging 83%.

What does that tell you?

■ Regular readers may recall the frustrating story of Martin Shkreli, who "jack[ed] up the price of a life-saving drug more than fiftyfold."

Well, FoIB Holl R tips us to some motivated and talented students from "Down Under" who have just "recreated the drug's key ingredient for just $20."

Good on them!

■ And from other FoIB Jeff M comes this heart-warming tale of greed and redemption punishment:

"Federal prosecutors say a Charlotte woman has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for orchestrating an $11 million Medicaid scam involving false medical claims and identity theft."

Seems that Ms Cynthia Harlan must also "reimburse Medicaid $3.1 million."

That's a lot of license plates.
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