Success of the False Claims Act

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False Claims Act cases have returned over $30 billion to the federal government over the last quarter century. The vast majority of the recoveries were the result of courageous whistleblowers who stood up against their dishonest employers, and filed healthcare fraud qui tam lawsuits.

In recent years, False Claims Act offenders have aggressively pushed to derail the False Claims Act qui tam mechanism. However, Congress has refused to ignore success of this important fraud-fighting weapon.

Recently, Taxpayers Against Fraud reminded Congress and the public about the real-world success of the Act, when it released its report, The Importance of Whistleblowers to Reducing Fraud Against the Federal Government and Recovering Funds for Taxpayers. Authored by economist Jack Meyer of Health Management Associates, the report is a response to a paper published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.