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In the meantime -- new controversy over a federal program that's reportedly plagued with fraud and abuse.
And it's costing taxpayers -- whole bundle of money Doug -- on that story in Washington the examples of fraud.
In this federal disability program are egregious what did you find.
He this all put together by the Washington examiner bill let me just give -- few examples of the kind of fraud we're talking about -- -- -- former postal worker.
She raised her arms -- -- spin the big wheel on the price is right.
-- but she may have sealed her fate in so doing for five years she'd been on federal government disability.
She was unable to stand sit -- squat cline band -- -- -- according to reclaim.
But armed with a video of her being on the price is right the Fed's filed charges in last year she pleaded guilty to fraud and is awaiting sentencing.
For some workers they can actually make more take home -- by going on the disability than they could if they stayed on the job.
An investigation by the Washington examiner -- many cases of apparently healthy young federal workers feasting at the disability trough.
One ran marathons while collecting disability another hole in a 142000.
Dollars and disability payments.
For a neck injury while buying a boat called free ride.
Swinging on a trapeze and doing a lot of scuba -- it.
The federal employee compensation act lacks many of the controls that state and private sector programs have.
That -- -- that's intended to hurt by financial.
Supports -- injured workers.
Instead it's plagued with pride and abuse.
In a statement the Department of Labor told Fox News yesterday it is quote strongly committed to program integrity.
We disagree with VO ID's assessment that the rate of fraud in the FICO program is high.
But we consider any amount of fraud -- improper payments to be unacceptable what's the latest from the Department of -- do I have this right the federal program does not require a second opinion.
So the united is right so the employee can pick his own doctor or his or her own doctor that that's -- -- -- our own way.
Yes that's right and and that's what does senator Susan Collins that is is virtually that the central part of this program's -- -- says.
That an independent.
Medical Examiner's needed would better controls on federal worker disability claims.
That said the private sector bill has its own problems with workers' comp a disability claims.
Those claims have tripled since the year 1980.
The aging of the workforce in the recession explains much that of sodas.
A wider latitude in the diagnosis of depression and anxiety.
Three times as many Americans claim mental disability as they did thirty years ago -- -- -- thanks in Washington on that thing.
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