The one of the largest health insurance company has charge the brothers behind the 1-800-GET-THIN campaign of  cheat the insurer of $43 million by operating a complex weight loss surgery billing scheme.


Here’s how the nation’s largest health insurance company aided and abetted what it says was a $43-million healthcare fraud.

In a lawsuit filed recently in federal court in Los Angeles, UnitedHealth Group says it paid out the $43 million to an interconnected group of doctors and medical clinics, mostly associated with the notorious 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign, for weight-loss surgeries and procedures. The company alleges that the providers submitted charges for procedures that were unnecessary or never performed, and inflated bills threefold or more. United is demanding refunds.


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