Lexington Herald Leader
: "A statewide task force has been formed to combat health care fraud, the state's U.S. Attorneys announced. The group, which held its first meeting Tuesday in Frankfort, includes representatives of local, state and federal agencies, as well as private health insurers. They will share information, identify trends and discuss investigations, according to a news release. An estimated $68 billion a year is taken from the nation's health care industry through fraud, which contributes to the rising cost of health care" (Ward, 9/22).