Massive healthcare fraud and opioid scams are prompting authorities to announce criminal charges for more than 400 people. According to Fox News, Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions say it is “the largest healthcare fraud takedown operation in American history,” totaling over 1.3 billion dollars in false billing. Among those targeted, 120 people are accused of illegally prescribing opioids, a practice which authorities believe is accelerating an epidemic. Opioid overdoses resulted in 52 thousand American deaths in 20-15 alone. Fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid billing was also part of the crackdown. ~ Sarah Schutte
Greg Corombos of Radio America flies solo with Jim Geraghty off at the National Review Institute Ideas Summit. Today, Greg applauds Budget Director Mick Mulvaney for challenging conventional liberal and media wisdom on spending and climate change. He also cringes as Venezuela’s socialist government cracks down on bakeries for making unapproved goods for a starving population. And he reacts to the report in the Cal State Long Beach student newspaper that milk is racist.