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Superintendent is charged with using her son's insurance to help sick student

Superintendent is charged with using her son's insurance to help sick student, but she'll keep her job

(CNN) An Indiana school superintendent is accused of pretending a sick student was her son so she could get him treatment. She's been arrested and charged with fraud, but the school board says it stands behind her.

According to court documents that detail the charges made Wednesday, Casey Smitherman, the superintendent of the Elwood School District, relied on her son's insurance when she was unable to get a sick 15-year-old treatment because she wasn't his guardian.

She noticed the student was missing from school on January 9 and checked on him at his house, where she decided he needed to see a doctor because of a sore throat.

"Dr. Smitherman has tirelessly worked for the best interests of all students in Elwood Community Schools since she was hired. She made an unfortunate mistake, but we understand that it was out of concern for this child's welfare. We know she understands what she did was wrong, but she continues to have our support."

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/24/health/superintendent-fraud-using-insurance-student-trnd/index.html

Itís unfortunate that taking matters to this level is necessary in our horribly corrupt healthcare system...

Three felonies and a misdemeanor.

Youíre one of the good ones; Dr. Smitherman.

In the event you needed a pause; a guide to tonight's super moon total eclipse:



https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/your-guide-to-januarys-supermoon-total-lunar-eclipse/

The *REAL* National Emergency: Healthcare

Poll: 68 percent of Americans support a national health plan

ó There's significant support for a national health care plan, according to a new POLITICO/Harvard poll that found 68 percent of respondents were in favor of an idea like Medicare for All.

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-pulse/2019/01/07/poll-68-percent-of-americans-support-a-national-health-plan-471118

https://cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/2019/01/Politico-Harvard-Poll-Jan-2019-Health-and-Education-Priorities-for-New-Congress-in-2019.pdf
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