Shortly after publishing the previous post another question popped into my mind:

What kind of numbers “per day” is the government wasting?

One quick answer: According to a 2010 CBS story, Medicare alone pays $60 billion per year in fraudulent claims.

That is $164,383,561 every day or $6,849,315 every hour.

Their S.O.P. is to “pay first” and then hire contractors to chase fraud. That’s just Medicare.