The hospital corporation of america, founded by the family of bill

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 The Hospital Corporation of America, founded by the family of Bill Frist (Republican, Tenn.), former U. S. Senate Majority Leader, and the country’s largest for profit hospital chain, settled fraud charges with the U. S. Justice Department. 

Read the article http://www.laweekly.com/news/the-bad-doctor-2135804

 

Find other articles regarding this topic by going to and search on “Hospital Corporation of America fraud settlement.”  Look for the U.S. Department of Justice entry of 3 June 2003.

Answer these questions:

1. Does the LA Weekly article appear to be biased, or does it seem to accurately report HCA’s fraud? Explain your answer.

2. What were the fraud charges HCA admitted to committing? 

3. What was the dollar loss, to society, of that fraud reported by the U.S. Department of Justice?