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Medicare destruction initiated by Trump, sounds like Paul Ryan. Mr. President feeds us “fake news” to enrich healthcare industry

“As long as I’m president, no one will lay a hand on your Medicare benefits,” President Donald Trump told the seniors at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. He was celebrating the October, 2019 signing of his executive order to allegedly “protect and improve” the program. Most of the audience clapped, but some had fallen asleep, and they were wiser for it. Since he sauntered down the steps of […]

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Jeff Bezos could go on Medicaid if he played it correctly, but the average working Jill can’t

Medicaid rules changed when President Barack Obama pushed through the Affordable Car Act (ACA) and he ensured that the very rich could join low-cost Medicaid, while the working class had to pay high medical expenses, either at work with private insurance or retired under Medicare. While I’m sure Jeff Bezos would never stoop his mightiness to rub elbows with regular folks on Medicaid, it is amazing that he could so […]

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Poison snake venom vial – $12 in India, $20,000 U.S. – and there’s even cheap vaccine for dogs, not people

Matt McMillan was bit by a copperhead snake, while he was camping in July at Fall River Lake, Kansas, and was flown to Via Christi Hospital in Wichita. He recalls “that was $47,600 for that 30-minute ride. To me that’s a lot of money.” “The snake antivenom is the costly part. I guess that’s $20,000 to $30,000 a vial and I had four,” Matt explained. Dr. Li Jia, at Via […]

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You turn 65 and then you must go into a Medicare plan, and you pay a fortune more for far fewer benefits

What a difference a year makes. You are one of the millions of Americans, who don’t have company health insurance. Damned with a pre-existing condition, you carry so-called Obamacare (www.healthcare.gov). Next year, you turn 65 and must enroll in Medicare. There’s no good news, just bad news for you. Obamacare is a far better plan than Medicare and costs at least $1,800 less a year. Worst of all, there’s no […]

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Current privatized healthcare for America costs too much, plus our lifespan here is shorter than in 25 other nations

America’s dirty little secret – as a nation, we pay more for healthcare and the results are far from worth it. All of the top 50 major nations have far lower per capita healthcare costs. More than half enjoy much longer life expectancy. None of them, except Switzerland, are privatized, and their per capita medical costs are often a tiny fraction of what America pays. There are not just a […]

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Hospital room in America now costs about 20 times as much as in the country boasting longest life expectancy

Do you suffer from a really bad heart, cancer, or need dialysis, and still want to buy health insurance? If you can find a company in the U.S.A. that will cover you, the price will be many thousands of dollars a month with a cap on total payments, plus co-pays through the roof. If you don’t die rather quickly, our health system will devour your savings, house, car and force […]

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A half million Americans will sleep on the streets tonight, but nothing seems to wake up Congress to this tragedy

The smoking guns in mass killings may not be just the weapons, but also the danger posed by the untreated mentally ill, who are responsible for ten percent of homicides in the U.S.A., according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. And many of these mentally impaired are nearly dead, forgotten, sleeping in cardboard boxes, homeless because of a federal program launched in 1963 by JFK, that has become deadly, useless and […]

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My Humana monthly statement left me twitched, bothered and bewildered in the quest for answers

The two thick envelopes arrive monthly for the wife and me, each 12 pages of lists of what drugs we bought that month, how much we paid, plus the amount Humana insurance contributed. If you just file this document, and don’t check the numbers, it may cost you a load of money. I learned this when I reviewed my January 1 to 31 Humana recap for 2018, and found that […]

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