Hnybun Posted November 19, 2011 Share Posted November 19, 2011 I have a relative who is committing Medical Card fraud. She is 24 years old with a young child and was recently married to her child's father. Her husband makes good money, but they've avoided putting her or her child on her husband's insurance because she complains it will cost too much (i.e. $300 a month). Well, welcome to adulthood! This guy makes $60K base (not including his very lucrative bonuses and expensive gifts he receives from his employer). Now she is pregnant with kid #2. As I mentioned, she was just recently married, so she has purposely not changed her name so the state will not find out. Meanwhile, she uses the emergency room like it's her 24 doctor's office! Her child has a cold, she doesn't call a pediatrician- she takes her to the ER! She herself has the sniffles and you guessed it! Off to the ER. She sees nothing wrong with her actions and finds it somewhat humorous that she is pulling this off. I have problems with this. First off, I cannot afford the luxury of staying home with my own child. Why should I be busting my tail at work every day so my tax dollars can go to pay for her medical bills??? If they can't afford the $300/month for health insurance, shouldn't she get a job? As much as this irritates me, I don't know that I could ever report her. That said, my conscience is really bothering me because I know what she is doing is illegal. Does knowing this and not reporting her make me an accessory? Do I have any legal liability at all here? I'm not perfect, but I try to be a good person. Her stealing is really bothering me, though. This all just feels so wrong and I hate that she ever told me about it. What would you do? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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