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Increased Spending by the Obama Administration to Fight Fraud

The Adminstration has increased fraud prevention spending to $1.7 billion during the past fiscal year, a substantial increase from previous years.  This increase has been used to combat the estimated $60 billion lost to fraud in any given year.  The funds are going towards new law enforcement intra-agency teams called HEAT strike forces (Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Teams).  These teams are focused on seven cities, including Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami.  The goal is to expand these teams to 20 cities in the near future.

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