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
Is the grass always greener? It was a simple question to Gary Johnson in a 2012 interview, while running for President as the Libertarian candidate: How do you stop the deficits and out of control spending? The answer from Johnson, who is currently managing 6% to 10% voter support in national polls: A: Well, cutting … Continue reading Gary Johnson wants to cut 43% from Medicare and the Defense Dept., end the senior drug benefit, eliminate student loans, and stop taxing the rich
Leave it to the scions of Washington D.C. to break up middle class marriages. Under current law if your spouse enters a nursing home, both of you are obligated to pay for care. With an average monthly Social Security check at $1,413, the cost of a nursing home is impossible to pay out of current … Continue reading How a Medicaid divorce can save you millions.
It's so very wonderful to learn this week that "median household income" in 2014 was $53,657, even if it was down from $57,843 in 1999. You can still buy a nice basket of goodies on $50 grand a year. If only it were true. Most jobs pay about $31k. Many families have just one parent … Continue reading Rich look poorer, poor much richer – report distorted to make average Joe happy – despite Depression
Some pundits have recently commented on other blogs that the birth rate seems to be declining among middle class citizens. In my opinion much of this terrible trend is caused by economics - newly minted healthcare insurance plans that no longer just require co-pays, but have a huge first contribution.When a family has to pay … Continue reading $6,000 healthcare deductible lowers birth rate in the U.S. and keeps many from marrying