Hospice Care is Now a Money Machine at the Expense of the Dying

In 2018, CNBC’s American Greed, a show that examines how far some people go to become rich, profiled Chicago hospice owner Seth Gillman who makes a killing by padding Medicare bills and claiming many of his patients are sicker than they actually are. If the idea sounds outrageous and egregious, it should. But the more surprising take is that it’s  not all too uncommon. Hospice care, initially introduced in 1974 and designed to provide comfort and support to terminally ill patients and their families, has become a $22 billion industry funded by taxpayers in the United States. Acco