The False Claims Act is the nation’s most powerful tool in fighting Medicare and Medicaid fraud, defense contractor fraud and other types of fraud against the federal government. The qui tam provisions of the Act allow whistleblowers to file False Claims Act lawsuits against companies and individuals that defraud the government, and have been the key to the law’s success.
Since the False Claims Act was amended, more than $17 billion has been recovered by the government as a result of qui tam lawsuits.
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In addition to the Federal False Claims Act, more than twenty-five states, as well as the District of Columbia have enacted State False Claims Acts and qui tam laws. Whistleblowers in the following locations can recover money from companies and individuals who defraud state and local governments: