AARP's ties to United Healthcare - outlined here last week - may be behind its failure to effectively lobby Congress to repair our dismal Medicare program. Annual Medicare premiums alone cost seniors a minimum $1,778 per person. Catastrophic (5% of list price) prescription drug coverage doesn't begin until Medicare patients pay $6,500 out-of-pocket in a … Continue reading AARP monopoly supports insurance lobbyists and government collusion to bankrupt seniors
Mom, apple pie and for seniors - the AARP standing up for the rights of the elderly, getting them discounts and representing their concerns before Congress and state governments. Believe that, and we will sell you a genuine, surplus, solid gold faucet from the Trump Tower for just five bucks with free shipping. As they … Continue reading Does AARP have a conflict of interest: seniors versus profits marketing healthcare policies?
The graph above from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows COVID-19 deaths have fallen to a new low, dropping to 369 on Sunday, compared to thousands daily in April. Most deaths from the pandemic continue to be the elderly - the top two lines on the chart - and few deaths have … Continue reading Covid-19 deaths hit new low on CDC report; doctor wonders if total fatalities exaggerated
Daniel O’Day, Chairman & CEO, Gilead Sciences, recently sent an open letter to the American Public, indicating why its U.S. Patented drug Remdesivir to treat the coronavirus will be a company $$ bonanza with its new pricing. Because of the way the U.S. system is set up and the discounts that government healthcare programs expect, … Continue reading Gilead coronavirus drug is $3,100. We can’t purchase India’s generic for 1/4 the price!
American politics' number one weasel and 2012 Bilderberg attendee, Willard "Mitt" Romney (R-Utah), is pushing Congress to appoint special commissions to "reform" (cut) Social Security and Medicare under the guise of Homeland Security. The bill's title is a perfect misnomer: Time to Rescue United States Trusts Act (TRUST). The "security" farce is that public health … Continue reading “TRUST” Act can end Social Security as we know it – fast track rules for approval – only two hours debate!
"Right now Medicare is determining that if you (a doctor) have a Covid-19 admission to the hospital, you get $13,000. If that Covid-19 patient goes on a ventilator you get $39,000, three times as much. Nobody can tell me after 35 years in the world of medicine that sometimes those kinds of things impact on … Continue reading Does PA Gov. Wolf want 5.2 million citizens to suffer endlessly, because of coronavirus standards from nanny Health Secretary?
Under Medicare Part B, America's seniors are entitled to drugs administered in the hospital, but they are responsible for 20% of the cost. That sounds reasonable, and Medicare officials say they carefully scrutinize drugs before approval. But I have yet to discover a list of unapproved drugs. It appears that if the FDA says it … Continue reading Pegaspargase – an example of how we don’t control drug costs
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.