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House Democrats launch inquiry into Medicare stimulus payouts

Reuters Friday, 29 May 2020
Two U.S. House of Representatives Democrats on Friday launched an inquiry into whether the Health and Human Services Department misdirected billions of dollars in coronavirus stimulus money to healthcare providers facing criminal or civil fraud investigations.
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