Auto insurance firms stuck taxpayers with billions in medical bills

A multibillion-dollar whistleblower lawsuit against 315 auto insurance companies who are accused of sticking taxpayers with billions in health care costs was unsealed Friday in Detroit. 

At issue are medical costs that are picked up by Medicare and Medicaid after a motorist gets in an accident. By law, the suit alleges, insurance companies are supposed to reimburse the government for those medical bills.

But too often, the suit alleges, insurance companies don’t pay anything, forcing taxpayers to cover the bills that they’re supposed to pay.

“It’s huge, massive — and all the insurance companies do it,” said Troy attorney Shereef Akeel, one of many lawyers working on the lawsuit, which was filed under seal two years ago on behalf of the U.S. government and multiple states, including Michigan.

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