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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Prem Reddy
In his opinion column, "Small businesses are standing up to the NLRB" (Commentary, Wednesday), Ron Lazof wrongly celebrates California-based hospital chain Prime Healthcare for taking on organized labor. In fact, it was our union that exposed the company's alleged overbilling of Medicare and other patients that the FBI and California state officials are now investigating.
During a January 2013 speech at a newly acquired hospital, company owner Dr. Prem Reddy urged doctors to find reasons to admit Medicare patients to the hospital rather than treat them as outpatients, saying the Medicare payouts would triple.