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Rep. Ruiz Plans Legislation to Protect People from Healthcare Fraud

Ruiz will announce the new legislation at Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs.

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert. Patch file photo.
Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert. Patch file photo.
Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, will announce in Palm Springs on Monday new legislation designed to protect people from healthcare fraud, his office said Friday.

Ruiz will make the announcement at the Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs.

Indio Police Chief Richard Twiss and representatives from the AARP and California Alliance for Retired Americans are expected to attend.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, an estimated 1 million people were victims of healthcare fraud in 2011.

Ruiz' 36th Congressional district includes all of the Coachella Valley plus Banning, Beaumont and Hemet.

– City News Service
Ken November 24, 2013 at 09:07 PM
The answer is Bill Lockyer, who IS a Democrat, which pretty much wipes out your rebuttal. As far as the Courts go, it takes years, you should know that.
Libi Uremovic November 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM
there's no need to write more laws against healthcare fraud - they're already on the books and just need to be enforced.... every city i've audited has 'friends & family' receiving government health care ....if politicians want to save the citizenry from healthcare fraud they can start in the government...
Libi Uremovic November 25, 2013 at 10:43 AM
'... AG Kamala Harris to achieve the settlement and get back more than $200 million for the taxpayers....' harris and state controller chiang both deserve a lot of credit for being very aggressive in their jobs....we have the laws on our books to account for every penny of taxpayer dollars - we just have to enforce the laws so government money won't look so sweet....
Steve Mehlman November 25, 2013 at 12:21 PM
My argument is that 1) you refuse to give Kamala Harris any credit, and 2) you care more about welfare fraud by poor people than you do corporate fraud which costs American taxpayers BILLIONS of dollars each year.
Ken November 25, 2013 at 02:48 PM
Says you..If Kamala needs a pat on the back for doing her job...consider it done. Im not sure where you dig up your assumptions...first I was a Demo hater now I am all for Corporate fraud. You cast a wide wake in that boat to somewhere. Ive no idea what point you are headed to...but good luck.

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