National Public Radio recently ran a story about the False Claims Act, describing its history and modern application. In light of the growing use of the law, it is important for the public to understand its origin, history, and modern development and use. While those with the most at stake have been debating possible amendments to the law, the general public has largely been left out the discussion. Perhaps coverage of the False Claims Act in the popular press will lead to a more informed public, which, it seems, can only help as elected officials debate the merits of various proposals for amending the law.
You can listen to NPR’s story here.