The United States Department of Justice reached an agreement with the St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie. This HCA hospital has agreed to pay over seven million dollars to settle Medicare fraud claims for improperly billed procedures, according to Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers on 7/6/13. This is yet another instance of an artificial entity being treated better than an ordinary human being. No doubt federal agents would be keen to arrest you or me for the same kind of scam. For large corporations, its just business as usual: steal until you’re caught, then pay a “settlement”.