Dr. Coburn Introduces Bill To Stop Medicare and Medicaid Fraud “FAST”

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), a practicing physician and participant in February’s White House summit on health reform, today introduced a bill inspired by President Obama’s February 22, 2010 endorsement of several Republican proposals designed to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid. Dr. Coburn introduced S. 3900, the “Fighting Fraud and Abuse to Save Taxpayers’ Dollars” or “FAST” Act with Rep. Roskam, who also attended the White House health summit. The bill notionally represents the Republican solutions to combat waste in Medicare and Medicaid that the President endorsed.