Moss rose to prominence on the wave of the "Medicaid mill
" scandals of that period in which hospitals, mental hospitals, and nursing homes were accused of accepting millions in Medicaid dollars in return for minimal and in many cases abusive care.
When the program was established, its framers were concerned about the proliferation of so-called Medicaid mills
that would provide inferior care to a poor and politically disenfranchised clientele.
Seeking Medicaid patients is the condition that is often depicted in the high-patient-volume "Medicaid mills
" that are found in urban areas.
About half the $3,000,000,000 spent on physicians, dentists, pharmacies, and laboratories went for substandard or unnecessary care provided by Medicaid mills
, privately owned clinics usually located in poor urban neighborhoods.
For the worst, walk 30 blocks uptown, to the "Medicaid mills
" of Harlem.