Federal prosecutors slapped a multi-billion dollar Medicare fraud charge against United Health Group (UHG) and a key subsidiary President Barack Obama’s former top insurance official once headed, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
It was the third time health fraud charges have been filed against United and its two major subsidiaries, Optum and OptumInsight.
United spokesman Matthew Burns denied the allegations, saying in a statement, “We reject these more than 5-year-old claims and will contest them vigorously.”
Andy Slavitt, who led the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under Obama and the Obamacare health insurance program, was CEO of OptumInsight and Group Executive Vice President for Optum where the fraud allegedly was committed.
Originally published by the Daily Caller.