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Letter: Medicaid ripoff at nursing home

The Medford Multicare Center at 3115 Horseblock Rd.

The Medford Multicare Center at 3115 Horseblock Rd. in Medford is shown on July 31, 2014. Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Let me see if I understand the article about the Medford nursing home [“Nursing home will pay $28M,” News, June 22]. The owners embezzle $60 million from taxpayers through Medicaid. The punishment is returning $10 million to Medicaid. They keep $32 million and get another $18 million in improvements to their facility and services. They don’t go to jail. How do I sign up for this?

I’m a dentist. Now I know how to update my office. Steal $500,000 from Medicaid, give back $100,000, and put the rest into my office and 401(k) account. My son is graduating from high school. Like many students, he’s not sure what he wants to do. Well, I found the perfect career.

The only reason these people were caught was because someone was murdered. The amount of money is outrageous. I looked into these facilities for my father: $14,000-plus a month. The public has been ripped off for years.

Randy Perlmutter, Oceanside

 

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