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
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
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
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?
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!
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.