IV-Medicaid Probe: "You Don't Need Glasses to See Thru This" - William Sherman - New York Daily News

IV-Medicaid Probe: "You Don't Need Glasses to See Thru This" - William Sherman - New York Daily News

by: William Sherman | publication date: January 29, 1973 | Publication: New York Daily News | pages: 5

A News reporter with a medicaid card and 20-20 vision walked into a lower East Side optical center to have his eyes examined and discovered that what you see is not necessarily what you get. To put it another way, he got glasses when they were not needed.

Accompanied by a News photographer posing as his cousin, the reporter strolled into Sol Moscot Opticians at 118 Orchard St. Five minutes earlier at the Delancey Medical Building across the street at 80 Delancey St., an optometrist had examined the reporter, who was in the same guise and said, "You have 20-20 vision. You don't need glasses."

The fourth installment of William Sherman's Pulitzer-prize-winning series exposing medicaid fraud in the New York Daily News. In this article, Sherman is told that he needs eye glasses, despite having 20-20 vision.

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