PHILADELPHIA, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies, issues this statement upon the working visit of two Presidential Cabinet members:
"I want to welcome to Philadelphia Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, as they lead the important work of rooting out fraud in the health care system.
"Today's Summit at the University of the Sciences in West Philadelphia continues this critical work of ensuring the integrity of the Medicare program. I commend these two distinguished leaders and their departments for working together to attack and wipe out this fraud that drains our ability to provide quality, affordable health care for America's seniors.
"As Ranking Member of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees Department of Justice appropriations, I will work with my colleagues in Congress to continue to provide the resources needed for this vital anti-fraud initiative launched by President Obama."
BACKGROUND: Attorney General Holder and Secretary Sebelius are hosting the sixth regional Health Care Fraud Prevention Summit today (June 17) at University of the Sciences, 600 S. 43rd Street, Philadelphia. The summit, a multi-faceted federal effort, will explore innovative ways to prevent fraud within the U.S. Health care system.