UN gives free $$ to pay for trip to crash border – some families get $800 a month

Your grandma and grandpa were hit with a $480 increase in Medicare premiums this year, bringing their annual total payment to $4,080 for a medical insurance with a pitiful 20% doctor deductible, no limit on catastrophic costs, no decent dental and no nursing home coverage. Meanwhile, folks arriving at our border - unannounced - qualify … Continue reading UN gives free $$ to pay for trip to crash border – some families get $800 a month

States are Weakening Training Standards for Nursing Facility Aides – CMS is silent!

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has turned a blind eye to yet another corporate push to lower wages, increase profits, and in this case, endanger the elderly at the same time. During the early days of the COVID-19 wave, the feds allowed nursing homes to designate "temporary nurse aides", instead of requiring … Continue reading States are Weakening Training Standards for Nursing Facility Aides – CMS is silent!

Medicare seniors to pay billions in extra premiums next year just in case Biogen’s $56,000-a-year memory drug is allowed

The average senior on Medicare will see their premiums jump double digits next year to $170.10 per person, per month, an annual increase of $21.60 monthly from $148.50 this year. If you are a married couple older than 65, your health insurance premiums in 2022 will be a minimum of $4,082. If you purchase private … Continue reading Medicare seniors to pay billions in extra premiums next year just in case Biogen’s $56,000-a-year memory drug is allowed

Biden wants Medicare cut to pay for bill that benefits investors and corporations

The government has once again decided to turn on the American people. The latest is a multi-trillion dollar boondoggle - pushed behind the mask of infrastructure improvement - that will just use more of our money to add profits to investors and large companies already rolling in cash. The White House doesn't even attempt to … Continue reading Biden wants Medicare cut to pay for bill that benefits investors and corporations

House weasel Scott Peters voted for hopeless bill to cut drug prices, but was just faking it for votes

Millions of Americans have died because they couldn't afford to pay for prescription drugs that might have saved their lives, and millions more stay in horrible jobs just to hold on to company/worker sickness insurance. How the dangerous gamble to not take an expensive drug evolves: You don't have health insurance and are diagnosed with … Continue reading House weasel Scott Peters voted for hopeless bill to cut drug prices, but was just faking it for votes

Biden bows to Big Pharma – blocks price cuts forĀ EpiPen, Insulin and other drugs in America

The promise of Medicare for All has morphed into Drug Ripoffs for Everyone, after President Joe Biden's reversal of Donald Trump's executive orders that would have slashed the prices of insulin, EpiPen and most prescription drugs. Biden wasted no time rolling back the price cuts, signing an executive order Thursday, last week - his first … Continue reading Biden bows to Big Pharma – blocks price cuts forĀ EpiPen, Insulin and other drugs in America

AARP monopoly supports insurance lobbyists and government collusion to bankrupt seniors

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

Does AARP have a conflict of interest: seniors versus profits marketing healthcare policies?

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?