If you’re reading this blog post, you probably know a little something about Medicaid. That it’s a federal program but administered by the states. That it’s a hugely expensive and cumbersome system.

Not for everyone, however! If you happen to be a Russian diplomat in New York, apparently you can milk the Medicaid system for $1.5 million.

The healthcare system was designed to help Americans who need it, including the seniors whom we represent, and who need Medicaid to help pay for nursing home or assisted living facilities. To make the behavior of the Russians even more outrageous, the article states, “While the defendants were claiming false incomes, they also spent thousands of dollars on luxury items and vacations, the complaint said. They chartered helicopters, rented limousines and purchased jewelry from Tiffany & Co.”

The thought that our clients have to jump through hoops to get the Medicaid help they so richly deserve while Russians scam that same system here in New York…well, it’s enough to make your blood boil.

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