Japan's Health Ministry criticised as "wasteful":
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Ministry of Health and Welfare is the most wasteful government body in Japan, a national Board of Audit survey has found. The ministry lost ¥1.73 billion ($90 million) of taxpayers' money during fiscal 1996 and almost Yen5.5 billion in health and pension insurance payments went uncollected, according to the survey. Widespread inflated claims for reimbursement of medical expenses were discovered, resulting in a total of Yen1 billion being paid out unnecessarily.
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