DMN Goes Easy on Crooked Dentists

Speaking of Brett Shipp, this morning he tweeted: “So the only reportage DMN devotes to the outrageous dental medicaid scam exposed by WFAA is to defend the doctors? Really DMN? Really?” He was talking about this story in the paper (paywall). I have to agree with Shipp. You read that story, and you come away with the impression that the state and federal government is going just a bit too hard on this Medicaid fraud stuff, and a lot of good dentists are getting hurt in the process. The story is a real head scratcher. Meanwhile, the guy who used to own the chain of dental clinics at the center of the DMN story, Richard Malouf, is building a water park at his $13 million Strait Lane mansion.

3 comments on “DMN Goes Easy on Crooked Dentists

  1. There is an excellent story in the Texas Tribune that focuses on the problems children are having who are in the midst of Medicaid funded dental care. The children are the real victims here an issue that was never really addressed by the Channel 8 coverage nor was the history of Medicaid dental funding in Texas. The kids deserve more than to just be the collateral damage.

    http://www.texastribune.org/texas-health-resources/health-reform-and-texas/medicaid-dental-disaster-leaves-children-lurch/