Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley and the lead GOP sponsor of the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 was interviewed recently about some of his thoughts on the new administration and a letter that he wrote with Representative Jason Chaffetz and Representative Mark Meadows:
The purpose of the letter, as I told my staff, is we want [the White House] to be alerted to the fact that they ought to be seeing whistleblowers as a positive thing. Because when you’re president of the United States and you’ve got 2 million people working under you, you can’t know what those 2 million people are. But, if you’ve got people out there that are saying people are committing fraud or are violating the law, the president of the United States ought to know it.
Nolan Auerbach & White remains confident regarding the future of the False Claims Act and the importance of whistleblowers. The purpose of the False Claims Act is to encourage those who are aware of healthcare fraud being committed against the government to bring such information forward. If you are more than just an ethical bystander, we are interested in talking to you about inside information you may have about healthcare fraud. Contact us in complete confidence.