2 Investigates wins Emmy gold
2 Investigates wins the Emmy for best Investigative Report at this year's SF/NorCal Emmy Awards Gala
The winning story was an investigation that uncovered safety concerns about a fleet of vans operated by Med Express Transportation. A way for the sick and the poor to get to doctor's appointments, state records show the non-emergency medical transportation provider has billed Medi-Cal for more than $3 million since 2010. But, 2 Investigates caught Med Express drivers picking up and dropping off patients at a dialysis clinic in vans with body damage, broken mirrors, missing license plates. Drivers were also busted with suspended licenses and not having proof of insurance or registration.
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But this wasn't the end of the story. 2 Investigates followed Med Express for nearly a full year, and caught the same bad behavior on camera again and again. Despite owing the state more than $1.7 million in fraudulent Medi-Cal claims, 2 Investigates learned that the company could still be receiving public money under a sub-contract, and the state department that regulates the program claims they are powerless to stop it.
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Investigative Reporter Ross Palombo wins the Emmy for best On Camera Talent - News Reporter
2 Investigates reporter Ross Palombo took home the gold for excellence in on camera reporting.