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(My San Antonio)   We here at the Scooter Store would like everyone to know that even though 150 FBI agents raided our offices and we have laid off everyone in the company as of last Friday, that our company is NOT, and we repeat NOT part of any federal investigation   (mysanantonio.com) divider line 148
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2013-03-11 05:14:30 PM  
Who issued the statement then?
 
2013-03-11 05:15:25 PM  
These f*ckers always seemed shady.
 
2013-03-11 05:16:22 PM  
Truthy.
 
2013-03-11 05:17:03 PM  
It's not the actual Scooter Store itself, it is the employees that are under investigation.
 
2013-03-11 05:17:04 PM  
They rip off the government to give those scooters to fat slobs.
 
2013-03-11 05:17:16 PM  
More Democrats trying to take away our seniors' mobility!  YAARGH!!
 
2013-03-11 05:18:11 PM  

Counter_Intelligent: More Democrats trying to take away our seniors' mobility!  YAARGH!!


fat slobs.

/ftfy
 
2013-03-11 05:18:30 PM  

BalugaJoe: They rip off the government to give those scooters to fat slobs.


By fat slobs you mean bootstrappy American patriots.
 
2013-03-11 05:19:22 PM  
Mine was ordered with a 50cc engine, CD player and a Recaro seat. Where the hell is it?
 
2013-03-11 05:19:26 PM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

No cost.  Absolutely, no cost to me.
 
2013-03-11 05:21:18 PM  

Counter_Intelligent: More Democrats trying to take away our seniors' mobility!  YAARGH!!


And get right smack dab in the way of capitalism and freedom.  Medicare only pays for them for people who absolutely NEED them.
 
2013-03-11 05:21:30 PM  
the-void.co.uk
 
2013-03-11 05:21:48 PM  
But how will they be able to protest government takeover of medicare without their government paid for scooters to ride around on?
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-11 05:22:09 PM  
I always wondered how they were able to magically have all of these fancy offices and pretty customer service representatives in their pretty cubes giving away free pretty scooters to deserving fat farks.
 
2013-03-11 05:23:31 PM  
Good. If I ever get to the point that I can't walk I'm killing myself with a whole shiat load of heroin, Viagra, and two female hookers at the same time.
 
2013-03-11 05:26:24 PM  
I've said it in other threads...

I work at a company in the "durable medical equipment" (or "DME") industry. We deal with all the stores that sell wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks, and all that stuff.

Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.
 
2013-03-11 05:26:29 PM  
farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2013-03-11 05:26:36 PM  
What's weird is that my girlfriend is an attorney and was looking for work about a year ago and they contacted her for a job. She interviewed but didn't feel comfortable with what they were asking of her. I didn't get into it with her then but I am going to see if one has anything to do with the other.
 
2013-03-11 05:28:06 PM  
I wonder how many companies exist only because government funding allows them to exist.
 
2013-03-11 05:28:19 PM  

realmolo: Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.


myshockedface.jpg

seriously.. here it is:
fc01.deviantart.net
 
2013-03-11 05:30:46 PM  

meat0918: I wonder how many companies exist only because government funding allows them to exist.


Do a google search for "Welness Center" in every city of the United States, count the results. Add the Scooter Store to the number and throw in an extra couple thousand, triple your result and you might be scraping the surface.
 
2013-03-11 05:31:35 PM  
 
2013-03-11 05:33:08 PM  
"Employee furloughs are a positive alternative to layoffs, but they have negative consequences, too. Employee furloughs are mandatory time off work with no pay. Used as an alternative to a layoff, employee furloughs can occur in both public and private sector organizations when revenue or projected revenue fails to match expenses. " - About.com

thanks for the time off without pay, Fartbongo Hoover McMedicaid FraudBusters

/ they should have been cops who shot & killed innocent people = time off with pay
 
2013-03-11 05:33:50 PM  

realmolo: Essentially, the entire DME Medical industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money.


FTFY, and it is about to get a whole lot worse.
 
2013-03-11 05:34:31 PM  
You can take your investigation to THE GRAND CANYON!!!!
 
2013-03-11 05:36:54 PM  
They need to go after those annoying reverse mortgage commericals. I hate them!!!!!!
 
2013-03-11 05:37:44 PM  
I hope Joy and Denise are all right.
 
2013-03-11 05:38:01 PM  
www.pensitoreview.com

"THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!"
 
2013-03-11 05:39:02 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: You can take your investigation to THE GRAND CANYON!!!!


LOL -- literally f*cking LOL.
 
2013-03-11 05:39:11 PM  

realmolo: I've said it in other threads...

I work at a company in the "durable medical equipment" (or "DME") industry. We deal with all the stores that sell wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks, and all that stuff.

Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.


Here's hoping the few that truly need them can get them. Just curious, is there a system to provide them for those who need them temporarily (like after an operation), or is it just a purchase industry?
 
2013-03-11 05:39:21 PM  
If I'm ever in a physical condition where I genuinely NEED one of those things to get around, do the merciful thing and just put me down with a horse tranquilizer or something.

Only ever used those things a couple times at the local grocery store.  I'm not Walmart-American-sized; my leg was broken and in several more pieces than a leg ought to be.  Did the cyborg exoskeleton thing for almost a year until all the pieces glued themselves back together.  Getting myself groceries during that time was a major undertaking; if that kind of lifestyle was the only one I was capable of leading... blech.

That's not a lifestyle once it's permanent, that's just a slowlydyingstyle.
 
2013-03-11 05:40:06 PM  

Speaker2Animals: LOL -- literally f*cking LOL.


*tips hat*

Cheers!
 
2013-03-11 05:41:29 PM  

MindStalker: Here's hoping the few that truly need them can get them. Just curious, is there a system to provide them for those who need them temporarily (like after an operation), or is it just a purchase industry?


I believe you can rent them.  At least, I believe you can rent just about any piece of medical equipment if you only plan to need it for a few months.

Getting Medica* to pay for the rental is, naturally, the source of a bunch of fraud.
 
2013-03-11 05:42:06 PM  

JustGetItRight: realmolo: Essentially, the entire DME Medical industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money.

FTFY, and it is about to get a whole lot worse.


It's going to get a whole lot better, actually. Because both Democrats and Republicans are tired of it. Neither of them wants to give money away to these crooks. *Especially* since they are all small-time crooks. If the DME industry could get together and bribe the right congress-people, they wouldn't be getting stomped on.

And yes, the entire medical industry engages in massive Medicare fraud, but they are much less sleazy about it than the DME providers are.
 
2013-03-11 05:43:33 PM  

poe_zlaw: It's not the actual Scooter Store itself, it is the employees that are under investigation.


FTFA: "As of last month, The Scooter Store had about 1,800 employees, including 1,200 headquarters staff."

Sounds like they have centralized the "cooking up bogus medical paperwork" function, and that is their main labor cost toward helping people get free government bought scooters.
 
2013-03-11 05:45:18 PM  
Repo man is coming to get your scooter.
 
2013-03-11 05:47:12 PM  
And you pay NOTHING for your mobility scooter!
 
2013-03-11 05:47:23 PM  

uncleacid: Repo man is coming to get your scooter.


img803.imageshack.us

And he won't be subtle about it, either.
 
2013-03-11 05:47:24 PM  
I'm disabled do to Polio, compounded by an 'on the job' back injury, and I now have to use a cane to walk at all.  AKA as 'Fat Farking Slob' to some of you.  I contacted the Scooter Store about possibly getting a scooter so I could go to flea markets, malls, farmers markets etc.  They tried to talk me into getting a 'power chair' instead.  I said I wanted a 'Scooter' so I could use it 'outdoors'.  They told me they only deal with people who need them 'indoors' and that's all Medicare cares about, so all I could get was a 'power chair' and that they didn't deal in 'Scooters'.  I told them, in that case, they better change their farking name to 'Power Chair Store'.
 
2013-03-11 05:48:44 PM  

meat0918: I wonder how many companies exist only because government funding allows them to exist.


1.Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
2.SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
3.Solyndra ($535 million)*
4.Beacon Power ($43 million)*
5.Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
6.SunPower ($1.2 billion)
7.First Solar ($1.46 billion)
8.Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
9.EnerDel's subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
10.Amonix ($5.9 million)
11.Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
12.Abound Solar ($400 million)*
13.A123 Systems ($279 million)*
14.Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
15.Johnson Controls ($299 million)
16.Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
17.ECOtality ($126.2 million)
18.Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
19.Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
20.Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
21.Olsen's Crop Service and Olsen's Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
22.Range Fuels ($80 million)*
23.Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
24.Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
25.Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
26.GreenVolts ($500,000)
27.Vestas ($50 million)
28.LG Chem's subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
29.Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
30.Navistar ($39 million)
31.Satcon ($3 million)*
32.Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
33.Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)
 
2013-03-11 05:49:14 PM  
My dad had a total knee replacement back in the fall. He was offered one of these things and pretty much turned it down. That old codger would walk around til that leg fell off if he had to before he got in one of those things. It was nice because I got to hang out with him and we sat around watching movies, went to physical therapy and harrassed mom til she tossed us out of the house.
 
2013-03-11 05:49:36 PM  

MindStalker: Here's hoping the few that truly need them can get them. Just curious, is there a system to provide them for those who need them temporarily (like after an operation), or is it just a purchase industry?


I believe that there's rental services, but it's priced a lot like tools - if you need it for more than a week it's often cheaper to buy.  Crazy, huh?

Whatthefark: Ridin' Dirty.


*snerk*.  The one in front looks like she wouldn't need a chair if she wasn't so fat, the one in the back actually appears to be missing limbs.
 
2013-03-11 05:49:38 PM  

MindStalker: realmolo: I've said it in other threads...

I work at a company in the "durable medical equipment" (or "DME") industry. We deal with all the stores that sell wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks, and all that stuff.

Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.

Here's hoping the few that truly need them can get them. Just curious, is there a system to provide them for those who need them temporarily (like after an operation), or is it just a purchase industry?


Most hospitals will hook you up with a rental if they prescribe something temporary.

Glad to know there might be fewer of these scooters out there. A doctor friend tells me that she sees a lot of fatties riding them around the hospital. When they get to their car they stand up and load it in the trunk themselves. (Those things are not light. Anyone who can lift one doesn't need one.)

\She also biatches that they are always running over people's toes in the hospital, then have the nerve to be the one looking peeved.
\\I just biatch because there's one lady who likes to ride hers at 2 mph in the bike lane on a road with a sidewalk.
 
2013-03-11 05:59:45 PM  

BalugaJoe: They rip off the government to give those scooters to fat slobs.


I've strongly suspected these people, as well as the catheter pushers and their ilk, are running a Medicare fraud ring. They process the applications of all the applicants, tell a few of the people who were accepted they were denied, and pocket thousands of dollars for medical supplies they're not dispensing. Obviously some shady shiat is going on and the government won't say anything about an active investigation but I'm pretty sure it's something along those lines.
 
2013-03-11 06:02:39 PM  
The scooter is the promised flying car.
The prediction was off slightly.
The future is now!
 
2013-03-11 06:02:42 PM  

realmolo: I've said it in other threads...

I work at a company in the "durable medical equipment" (or "DME") industry. We deal with all the stores that sell wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks, and all that stuff.

Essentially, the entire DME industry is based on defrauding Medicare. That's how they all make their money. It's sickening.


as someone who processes health insurance claims, inluding the odd DME claim, this does not surprise me.
 
2013-03-11 06:02:44 PM  
Oh, for corn's sake!  I'm a few years away from turning 65, and I was really looking forward to my free scooter.
 
2013-03-11 06:06:35 PM  

SkeletorUpInHere: Who issued the statement then?


Nice to see Baghdad Bob's found some work.

www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com
 
2013-03-11 06:07:38 PM  

meat0918: I wonder how many companies exist only because government funding allows them to exist.


That would be a large majority of the corporations in DC.  SAIC, Booze Allen, CACI, Deloitte, Northrup Grumman, Lockheed etc all are majority funded through government contracts.
 
2013-03-11 06:10:41 PM  

meat0918: I wonder how many companies exist only because government funding allows them to exist.


Well, I found one.
 
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