March 17, 2004
HHS OIG To Review Claim Medicare Cost Data Withheld From Public
HHS Secretary Thompson Calls for Investigation Into Whether Medicare Actuary Was Pressured To Withhold Estimates.
From the New York Times: Inquiry Ordered on Medicare Official's Charge
Mysterious Fax Adds to Intrigue Over the Medicare Bill's Cost
The Actuary and the Actor: "Actors were hired by the Department of Health and Human Services to pose as television journalists purveying faux upbeat "news" segments about the expanded Medicare coverage."