All rights reserved.. 2009 report: False Medicare claims cost government more than $47 billion The Associated Press: ‘The government paid more than $47 billion in questionable Medicare claims including treatment showing little regards to a patient’s condition, wasting taxpayer dollars for a price nearly three times the previous year. Excerpts of a fresh federal report, attained by The Associated Press, present a dramatic increase in improper payments in the $440 billion Medicare program that is cited by government auditors as a higher risk for fraud and waste for 20 years.American women should absorb the breast cancers screening policies that may be regarded as for them. If routine breast cancer screening of most females were ended in the usa, 15,000 – 20,000 additional women each full year would die from breast cancer. Thousands more would endure comprehensive and expensive treatments than if their cancers were found early by a mammogram. Restriction of current screening would cost lives. In 2009 2009, america Preventive Services Task Drive suggested that females ages 40-49 not receive routine annual screening and those 50-74 receive biennial screening.