…”According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), “Medicare and Medicaid made a combined $77.4 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2014, a 20.4 percent increase from fiscal 2013.”
Thank you to Laurence Vance for this info: http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/happy-birthday-medicare-medicaid/
If you are pondering how the free market allows such high healthcare costs, here is the reason. There is no free market in healthcare. Unless you consider getting something for free has no cost to you. It’s Karma baby.