Independent doctors that provide treatment for ICE detainees are paid for the procedures they perform with Department of Homeland Security funds. Procedures like the ones that Dr. Amin performed are normally billed at thousands of dollars each.
Dr. Amin’s billings had previously come to the attention of federal authorities. In 2013, the Justice Department named him in [url=https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdga/pr/hospital-authority-irwin-county-resolves-false-claims-act-investigation-520000]]a civil case[/url alleging that he and several other doctors had overbilled Medicare and Medicaid by, among other things, performing unnecessary procedures on terminal patients and leaving the emergency room staffed by nurses while billing for diagnoses and treatments as if they had been performed by doctors. The case was settled, and the defendants were collectively required to pay $520,000 while admitting no fault.
While the investigation is still ongoing, so far there hasn't been any evidence of sterilization being ICE policy. In other years, people like Dr. Amin could've just as easily been committing such abuses, but have had an even easier time in recent years, due to the Trump administration reducing or getting rid of standards across the board. I'm wondering, did Dr. Amin referred any of his buddies to these lucrative jobs?
Could I expect an apology now?