Drugs, the department of justice and immigration

Thursday - 3/7/2013, 6:12pm EST

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This week on BGOV's Capital Impact show hosted by Allen Scott:

  • The Department of Justice is cashing in on fraud. Health-care fraud collections under the False Claims Act hit an all-time high of $3.1 billion in fiscal year 2012. Now insurers may be in the crosshairs. Bloomberg Government Analyst Brian Rye will explain where the money is going and how sequestration could slow down the wheels of justice.

  • Republicans say the southern border isn't as secure as it needs to be and insist on greater control before Congress moves to address comprehensive immigration reform. President Obama said his administration's efforts to control the border have gone above and beyond the requests of Republicans. BGOV Analyst Matthew Hummer helps us understand the next steps for all in immigration reform.

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Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.

Brian Rye is a health care financial analyst with Bloomberg Government. Before joining Bloomberg, he spent 12 years as an equity research analyst at SunTrust, Raymond James and Janney Montgomery Scott. In those capacities, he followed biotech, pharmaceutical and other health care companies. Rye also served as a senior business management analyst for Booz Allen Hamilton's civil health group. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Matthew Hummer is a transportation analyst at Bloomberg Government. He was an economic analyst at The Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. foreign aid agency that invests in public infrastructure in developing countries. At MCC, Hummer conducted cost-benefit analysis for transportation and energy projects. He holds finance and economics degrees from Fordham University and a master's of public policy from Georgetown University.