The corporate exec was sincere when he explained to me why he didn't pay most of his workers a wage higher than $14.25 an hour: That rate keeps them under $30,000, and that's about the cutoff for Medicaid and many other public assistance programs for a family of three. Without Medicaid they would have to … Continue reading Young couple (drive two Ferraris and own a $700,000 home) charged $21 for 3-day hospital stay. Average senior pays $1,364.
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 … Continue reading Jeff Bezos could go on Medicaid if he played it correctly, but the average working Jill can’t
Who would expect this from the leader of a pro-business political party: Pfizer & others should be ashamed that they have raised drug prices for no reason. They are merely taking advantage of the poor & others unable to defend themselves, while at the same time giving bargain basement prices to other countries in Europe … Continue reading Is Donald Trump correct about drug companies taking advantage of the poor and defenseless?
Illegal drug dealers, who are designated as major suppliers, will face the electric chair or gas chamber if President Donald Trump has his way. Our sometimes alert members of Congress voice agreement, now suddenly aware that criminals who sell opioids, like heroin and oxycodone, deserve more than slap-on-wrist fines or jail time. Don't bet on … Continue reading Should drug company execs get life in prison for their predatory pricing that endangers our lives?
Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged, begins with a simple question: Who is John Galt? The answer comes in the last third of that 1957 book, where Galt emerges as the champion of capitalism and defender of Rand's Objectivism philosophy, which has opposed: Child and Adult Care Food Program Federal Housing Assistance Food Stamps Head Start … Continue reading Ryan thinks he is John Galt – defender of the rich, enemy of the poor, not a denizen of the swamp?
If our politicians ever make the effort to visit the "little people" - those neglected voters, who don't live in gated communities and suck gin in the Capitol - our selected leaders will see smiles without front teeth. And that is just the beginning of their constituents' dental problems. Some 140 million Americans have no … Continue reading If all you want for Christmas is your two front teeth, it’s time to borrow $6,400 or pay 1/3 price in India
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SKXQeD_nOs Time after time, Mr. Donald Trump promised no cuts to Medicare and Social Security, but the current leader of the nation and Republican Party now seems to have a change of heart - to put it very kindly - or he has just wandered even deeper into the swamp. It could be the President … Continue reading GOP House passes plan to raise Medicare eligibility age to 67, then turn it over to insurance companies
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last year had 4,036 generic drug applications waiting for approval. In October 2012, there was a backlog of 2,868 drugs. It now takes a median 47 months to approve a generic drug by the FDA - nearly four years. What does this mean to the healthcare consumer? First, it … Continue reading Americans suffer while drug companies make a fortune because FDA isn’t timely approving generics