Monday, November 17, 2008

Healing hands

Apparently they don't really appreciate it when people think outside the box Down Under:
Australian officials said they are taking a closer look at health fund rebates for massage parlors after some of the businesses were revealed as brothels.

Health fund fraud investigators said they discovered up to 80 massage parlors in Sydney alone were fraudulently using funds -- and some were offering taxpayer-funded rebates for a "massage with a happy ending" -- The (Sydney) Daily Telegraph reported Monday.
Their Health Minister was quoted as saying "Public funds that go to health services should be used for health services." Well, I'm sure there was some, er, stress reduction involved, and there are surely some health benefits that come from lowering stress levels.

Yeah, well, I tried.

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