MEDICARE/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration is trying to revive the president’s stalled election-eve plan to send millions of Medicare recipients a $200 prescription discount card. A person familiar with the effort tells The Associated Press that government agencies still face legal questions about the plan… President Donald Trump announced the discount cards were coming as […]

Read More… from 12/9/2020


HEALTHCARE/MEDICAID/MEDICARE/OBAMACARE (ACA): “And so there’s two ways to deal with healthcare. One is to supplement the businesses that are going out of business, or can’t afford to keep their health insurance for their employees. And secondly, to make sure we make it a lot easier to buy into the Affordable Healthcare Act and get more […]

Read More… from 12/2/2020


HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE (ACA): “[W]e find that the president is still in court, trying to strip away all of healthcare from the Affordable Care Act, just flat, eliminate it all, get rid of it all. It’s deadly wrong. I think not only should we keep it, we should be adding to it, providing for a public option, […]

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2016 ELECTION/2020 ELECTION/BORDER/CHINA/CORRUPTION/JOBS/JOE BIDEN/MEDICARE/MEXICO/MICHIGAN/NAFTA/SOCIAL SECURITY/VOTING/WAR/WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION: “Joe Biden spent the last 47 years outsourcing your jobs, opening your borders, and sacrificing American blood and treasure in endless foreign wars. He is a diehard globalist who cares nothing for working people. He repeatedly tried to cut Medicare & Social Security. Biden was… …a cheerleader for […]

Read More… from 10/30/2020


2020 ELECTION/2A/BORDER/ENERGY/JOBS/JOE BIDEN/MEDICARE/SOCIAL SECURITY/TAXES: “A vote for Joe Biden is a vote for the biggest TAX HIKE in history, crushing regulations, slashing Medicare and Social Security, and abolishing American Energy. A vote for Biden is a vote for open borders, offshoring jobs, shredding the Second Amendment…“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 28, 2020 1:32 pm […]

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2020 ELECTION/DEBATES/BERNIE SANDERS/JOE BIDEN/MEDIA/MEDICARE/SOCIAL SECURITY: “For years, Joe Biden fought to cut your Social Security and Medicare—a fact which Joe falsely denied last night. This video (Joe Biden’s own words) was created by Bernie Sanders earlier this year to expose Joe Biden’s atrocious record and egregious lies! https://twitter.com/i/status/1319821396424286208″ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 23, 2020 4:01 […]

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JOE BIDEN/OBAMACARE (ACA): “I will build on the Affordable Care Act so you can keep your private insurance. You can choose a Medicare-like option. We’re going to increase subsidies that lower your premiums and deductibles.” -Joe Biden via NBC News, “Biden Delivers Remarks In North Carolina | NBC News,” YouTube.com, Oct. 18, 2020 […]

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MEDICARE/SENIORS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “One day he’s [Donald Trump] tweeting that the relief package is too big. The next day saying it’s too small. It’s all game. He thinks he’s still on his game show. No, really. He acts that way. For real. This is a political game he’s playing. His latest gimmick, he wants to […]

Read More… from 10/13/2020


2020 ELECTION/FLORIDA/HEALTHCARE/IMMIGRATION/JOE BIDEN/MEDICARE/SENIORS/SOCIAL SECURITY: “Joe Biden’s agenda would be a catastrophe for Florida Seniors. For years, Biden tried to cut Social Security and Medicare. Now Biden is pledging mass amnesty and federal healthcare for illegal aliens—decimating Medicare and destroying Social Security…“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 12, 2020 2:21 pm […]

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2020 ELECTION/DEBATES/JOE BIDEN/MEDICARE/OIL/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Chris Wallace was a total JOKE. Protected Joe all night long. He’s no Mike!!! RT @paulsperry_ If @ the next debates, moderators don’t insist Biden flesh out his proposed policies IN DETAIL–finally providing voters SPECIFICS regarding his plan for a Medicare ‘option’ for all & his $4 trillion in tax […]

Read More… from 10/6/2020


DRUGS/MEDICARE: “We’ll take on the pharmaceutical companies with a plan that slashes the cost of prescription drugs for up to 60%. Medicare will be able to negotiate prices for drugs fundamentally lowering those prices.” -Joe Biden, “Joe Biden Speech LIVE from Grand Rapids, Michigan | Joe Biden For President 2020,” YouTube.com, Oct. 2, 2020 […]

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DRUGS/FAKE NEWS/JOE BIDEN/MEDIA/MEDICARE/PHARMA: “I am SUBSTANTIALLY LOWERING MEDICARE PREMIUMS. Have instituted Favored Nations Clause and Rebates on Drug Companies. Never been done before. Drug companies are hitting me with Fake Ads, just like sleepy Joe. Be careful! Drug prices will be reduced massively, and soon.“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 17, 2020 2:03 am […]

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DRUGS/HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “It is the policy of the United States that the Medicare program should not pay more for costly Part B or Part D prescription drugs or biological products than the most-favored-nation price.” -Donald Trump, “Lowering Drug Prices by Putting America First,” govinfo.gov, Sep 13, 2020 [Note: Read the full Executive Order signed […]

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DRUGS/HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE: “We will be substantially LOWERING Medicare Premiums and Prescription Drug Prices, bringing them down to levels that were not thought possible!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 9, 2020 2:53 am […]

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DRUGS/MEDIA/MEDICARE/PHARMA: “Drug companies, which are being forced by me to substantially reduce Drug Prices, are taking $millions in ads saying I want to increase Medicare Primiums. Wrong, just the opposite! These ads show DRUG PRICES ARE GOING DOWN, and they are not happy! False advertising!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 13, 2020 3:56 am […]

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DRUGS/JOE BIDEN/MEDIA/MEDICARE/PHARMA: “Big Pharma is taking ads against me because I am MASSIVELY lowering your drug prices, which is obviously not good for them. Medicare premiums will also be going down. I am the first President to take them on. Don’t fall for their false ads. Biden plan is for very big increases!“ ––Donald Trump, […]

Read More… from 8/4/2020


HEALTHCARE/MEDICAID/MEDICARE/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Medicare and Medicaid have extended lives, enhanced liberty, and put the pursuit of happiness within reach of tens of millions of Americans… In the midst of a devastating pandemic, we should be united in our desire to strengthen these lifesaving programs — but instead, President Trump is once again threatening to […]

Read More… from 7/30/2020


HEALTHCARE/MEDICAID/MEDICARE/JOE BIDEN: “Fifty-five years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law — landmark programs that expanded the American social contract and reaffirmed the essential humanity, decency, and dignity of our nation… In doing so, we did more than just implement new health care programs — we strengthened the character and […]

Read More… from 7/30/2020


MEDICAID/MEDICARE/JOE BIDEN: “55 years ago today, Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law. And ever since, they’ve extended lives, enhanced liberty, and put the pursuit of happiness within reach for millions. I’ll protect and expand these programs for generations to come.” -Joe Biden, Twitter.com, July 30, 2020 5:32 pm […]

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DRUGS/HEALTHCARE/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “It is the policy of the United States to enable Americans without access to affordable insulin and injectable epinephrine through commercial insurance or Federal programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, to purchase these pharmaceuticals from an FQHC at a price that aligns with the cost at which the FQHC [Federally Qualified Health […]

Read More… from 7/24/2020


DRUGS/HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “It is the policy of the United States that the Medicare program should not pay more for costly Part B prescription drugs or biological products than the most-favored-nation price.” -Donald Trump, “Lowering Drug Prices by Putting America First,” govinfo.gov, July 24, 2020 [Note: Read the full Executive Order signed by Donald Trump.] […]

Read More… from 7/24/2020


HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/SENIORS/SOCIAL SECURITY: “We’re strongly defending Medicare and Social Security, and we always will. We’ll always protect our senior citizens and everybody against preexisting conditions.” -Donald Trump as quoted by Factbase, “Remarks: Donald Trump Attends a Roundtable on America’s Senior Citizens – June 15, 2020,” factba.se, June 15, 2020 […]

Read More… from 6/15/2020


DEMS/HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/SENIORS/SOCIAL SECURITY: “Nothing will ever stop me from fulfilling my solemn duty to America’s seniors. I’ll use every power at my disposal to lower drug prices, and my administration will always protect Medicare and Social Security — and, by the way, preexisting conditions. And we got rid of the individual mandate, which is a […]

Read More… from 5/26/2020


DEMS/HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/SENIORS/SOCIAL SECURITY: “Nothing will ever stop me from fulfilling my solemn duty to America’s seniors. I’ll use every power at my disposal to lower drug prices. And my administration will always protect Medicare and social security, and, by the way, preexisting conditions. And we got rid of the individual mandate, which is a disaster. […]

Read More… from 5/26/2020


BUDGET/DEMS/MEDICARE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We will not be touching your Social Security or Medicare in Fiscal 2021 Budget. Only the Democrats will destroy them by destroying our Country’s greatest ever Economy” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 8, 2020 2:01 pm […]

Read More… from 2/8/2020


HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/SOCIAL SECURITY/SOTU: “I’ve also made an Ironclad Pledge to American families. We will always protect patients with preexisting conditions. And we will always protect your Medicare and we will always protect your Social Security, always.” -Donald Trump as quoted by Rev, “Donald Trump State of the Union Speech Transcript: February 4, 2020,” rev.com, February […]

Read More… from 2/4/2020


CALIFORNIA/JOE BIDEN/MEDICARE/OBAMACARE (ACA)/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS: “I introduced a plan to build on Obamacare. It remind everybody, 20 million people got insurance, didn’t have it before. All people with preexisting conditions are able to be covered. I could go on. We didn’t get all that we wanted, but now that it’s been exposed, that taking it away […]

Read More… from 12/19/2019


HHS/MEDICARE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump has personally tried to settle the long-running feud between his two top health appointees, telling his health secretary to fix the relationship with his Medicare chief, said three individuals with knowledge of the situation. Trump and Seema Verma, who runs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, privately […]

Read More… from 12/5/2019


DEMS/HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/RALLY/SENIORS: “Democrats are becoming more extreme and militant by the day. The Democrats plan government takeover of healthcare would obliterate Medicare. What are they doing? I will always protect Medicare for our nation’s seniors. It’s going to be protected. What they’re doing is crazy and we will always protect patients with preexisting conditions, and […]

Read More… from 11/4/2019


DEMS/HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/RALLY/SENIORS: “The Democrats’ healthcare agenda would obliterate Medicare. I will always protect Medicare for our seniors, and we will always protect patients with preexisting conditions, always. We will always take care of them. Virtually every Democrat, also now supports, late-term abortion, ripping babies straight from the mother’s womb, right up until the moment of […]

Read More… from 11/1/2019


DEMS/HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/SENIORS/TEXAS/RALLY: “While we’re fighting for shared priorities, the American people, the Democrat Party has never been farther outside of the mainstream. They’ve gone nuts. Every Democrat running for president is pushing a healthcare agenda that would utterly eviscerate Medicare. My administration will always protect Medicare for our beloved seniors. And we will always protect […]

Read More… from 10/17/2019


DEMS/HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/RALLY: “Every Democrat running for President is pushing a health care agenda that would end Medicare as we know it betraying our nation’s seniors. My administration will always protect Medicare for our beloved seniors and we will always protect patients with preexisting conditions.” -Donald Trump as quoted by Factbase, “Speech: Donald Trump Holds a […]

Read More… from 10/10/2019


DEMS/GOP/HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/RALLY/SOCIALISM: “My administration is also fighting the Democrats, Socialist healthcare agenda that would obliterate Medicare. Republicans will protect Medicare and we will always protect patients with preexisting conditions.” -Donald Trump as quoted by Factbase, “Speech: Donald Trump Holds a Political Rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota – October 10, 2019,” factba.se, October 10, 2019 […]

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MEDICARE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Today at The Villages in Florida, it was my great honor to sign an Executive Order on protecting and improving Medicare for our Nation’s Seniors. Today’s action is only the latest of many important steps we are taking to dramatically improve healthcare for the American People! https://t.co/nWfn2r10o5” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 3, […]

Read More… from 10/3/2019


DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/IMPEACHMENT/MEDICARE/PHARMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump charged Thursday [10-3-19] without evidence that the pharmaceutical industry was behind House Democrats’ impeachment proceedings, suggesting it was payback for his administration’s effort to lower drug costs…The president was speaking at a Florida event to sign an executive order aimed at beefing up Medicare and its offshoot […]

Read More… from 10/3/2019


HEALTHCARE/HHS/MEDICARE/SENATE/SENIORS/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “The proposed Medicare for All Act of 2019, as introduced in the Senate (‘Medicare for All’) would destroy our current Medicare program, which enables our Nation’s seniors and other vulnerable Americans to receive affordable, high-quality care from providers of their choice. Rather than upend Medicare as we know it, my Administration will […]

Read More… from 10/3/2019


BERNIE SANDERS/DEMS/GOP/HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/SENIORS/TAXES: “More than 130 Democrats in Congress have signed up for the Bernie Sanders total government takeover of healthcare — — Crazy Bernie; he is a crazy guy — which would dramatically raise middle-class taxes, eliminate private health insurance for 180 million Americans, and destroy Medicare forever. Republicans will always protect Medicare for […]

Read More… from 9/12/2019


JOE BIDEN/MEDICARE/OBAMACARE/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS: “There’s nothing moderate about what Barack did in Obamacare. Nothing. No president had come close. And they tried and they tried and they tried. Seven presidents. This guy did an incredible thing. In addition to that, he covered a hundred million people who had pre-existing conditions. He allowed kids to stay on […]

Read More… from 8/1/2019


DRUGS/HHS/MEDICARE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said Friday [7-5-19] that the White House was writing an executive order to require pharmaceutical companies to offer the United States government among the lowest prices in the world, in comments that were not immediately clear to many experts on the country’s health care system…The White House has made the […]

Read More… from 7/5/2019


GOP/HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/SOCIAL SECURITY: “And we spend a lot of time defending Medicare and Social Security, and we’re always going to protect patients with preexisting conditions. People don’t understand that — that we are fighting very, very hard to get it taken care of for preexisting conditions. And if we weren’t, that wouldn’t happen. But the […]

Read More… from 6/24/2019


HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/SENIORS: “We’re defending Medicare and Social Security for our great seniors. We’re eliminated — and we have eliminated Obamacare’s deeply unpopular individual mandate penalty. And you know how bad that was. Think of it: You paid a tremendous amount of money for the privilege of paying so that you don’t have to pay for […]

Read More… from 6/14/2019


DEMS/MEDICARE/OBAMACARE/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Democrats disagree sharply over where to take the nation’s health care system, but the infighting has eased — and for that they can thank President Donald Trump. The Trump administration’s renewed assault on Obamacare has quelled for the moment the simmering tensions over ‘Medicare for All’ between Democrats’ vocal progressive […]

Read More… from 4/12/2019


BUDGET/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/MEDICARE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Democrats on Tuesday [3-12-19] zeroed in on ‘malicious’ proposed cuts to health care and other social programs, reviving their winning midterm message in a first attack on President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.7 trillion fiscal 2020 budget proposal. Cuts by the Trump administration to programs like Medicare and Social Security, […]

Read More… from 3/12/2019


DRUGS/MEDICARE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration proposed on Monday [11-26-18] to cut costs for Medicare by reducing the number of prescription drugs that must be made available to people with cancer, AIDS, depression, schizophrenia and certain other conditions. Under the proposal, health insurance plans that provide drug coverage to Medicare beneficiaries would no longer have […]

Read More… from 11/26/2018


DEMS/GOP/HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/OHIO/MEDICARE/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/RALLY/SENIORS: “The Democrat plan would obliterate Medicare and eliminate Medicare advantage for almost 900,000 Ohio seniors who depend on it. Republicans will protect Medicare for our great seniors who earned it and, by the way, who paid for it. They paid for it. And Republicans will always protect patients with preexisting conditions, always, always.“ […]

Read More… from 11/5/2018


HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/SENIORS: “Under this administration, we will always protect Medicare for our great seniors. And we will always protect Americans with preexisting conditions. Always.” -Donald Trump as quoted by Factbase, “Remarks: Donald Trump Discusses Drug Pricing at HHS – October 25, 2018,” factba.se, October 25, 2018 […]

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DEMS/MEDICARE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump declared Wednesday [10-10-18] that ‘the centrist Democratic Party is dead,’ writing in a USA Today op-ed that the party seeking to overtake Republicans and claim majorities in both houses of Congress will use its Medicare for all push to begin instituting a broader socialist agenda. The bulk of the […]

Read More… from 10/10/2018


DEMS/MEDICARE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All, claiming it ‘would end Medicare as we know it and take away benefits that seniors have paid for their entire lives.’ Trump, omitting any mention of improved benefits for seniors that Democrats promise, […]

Read More… from 10/10/2018


DEMS/HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS/SENIORS/SOCIALISM: “And we’re strongly protecting your Medicare. We oppose efforts from Democrats to raid Medicare to fund socialism, robbing seniors of their benefits. Medicare belongs to the seniors who have earned it and paid into it for their entire lives. They want to take it away — the Democrats. And we will always protect […]

Read More… from 10/2/2018


MEDICARE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “CMS thought a proposal to save doctors paperwork would be a public relations bonanza. Instead, most doctor groups view it as disastrous. A provision tucked into the agency’s 1,472-page payment rule in July does away with a lot of paper-pushing, but it also appears to strip away the financial incentives to see […]

Read More… from 9/20/2018


DRUGS/MEDICARE/PHARMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration hit back on Monday [5-14-18] against critics of President Trump’s plan to reduce prescription drug prices, saying his ideas would be far more effective than remedies championed by Democrats. Democrats have long supported two proposals that Mr. Trump endorsed during the 2016 presidential campaign. The government, they say, should […]

Read More… from 5/14/2018


DRUGS/MEDICARE/PHARMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is considering expanding Medicare’s ability to negotiate the cost of drugs by giving private payers a role in setting the price of medicines administered in hospitals and doctors’ offices, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Monday [5-14-18]. Azar’s comments provided more details on the plan announced […]

Read More… from 5/14/2018


DRUGS/MEDICARE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump will lay out on Friday [5-11-18] a broad strategy to reduce prescription drug prices, but in a break from one of his most popular campaign promises, he will not call for Medicare to negotiate lower prices with drug manufacturers, senior administration officials said. The White House will issue a blueprint […]

Read More… from 5/10/2018


HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE: “The number in the corner of Upton Martin’s Medicare plan card from Humana Inc. changed twice over the past four years. He didn’t think anything of it, and his coverage didn’t seem different in any way. The changes, though, were evidence of a lucrative maneuver that has allowed Humana and other providers of Medicare Advantage […]

Read More… from 3/11/2018


HEALTHCARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/LEGAL/MEDICARE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Advocacy groups sued the Trump administration Wednesday [1-24-18] to block work requirements and other changes to Kentucky’s Medicaid program, setting up a legal battle that could help define the limits of the conservative push to revamp the program in about a dozen states. The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Washington, […]

Read More… from 1/24/2018


MEDICARE/OBAMA ADMIN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Reversing guidelines put in place under former President Barack Obama, the Trump administration is scaling back the use of fines against nursing homes that harm residents or place them in grave risk of injury. The shift in the Medicare program’s penalty protocols was requested by the nursing home industry. The American […]

Read More… from 1/3/2018


HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/OBAMACARE(ACA): “The Affordable Care Act required Medicare to penalize hospitals with high numbers of heart failure patients who returned for treatment shortly after discharge. New research shows that penalty was associated with fewer readmissions, but also higher rates of death among that patient group. The researchers said the study results, being published in JAMA Cardiology, […]

Read More… from 11/12/2017


HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration said it is slashing a lucrative pharmaceutical subsidy Medicare pays some hospitals, prompting the American Hospital Association and other powerful hospital groups to threaten legal action to block the move. In a rule released Wednesday [11-1-17] evening, the federal agency that runs Medicare said it would sharply lower what […]

Read More… from 11/1/2017


HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/OBAMACARE(ACA)/PUERTO RICO: “Puerto Rico, still reeling from Hurricane Maria, is asking the Trump administration and U.S. lawmakers for help in staving off a Medicaid crisis that has put a quarter of the island’s residents at risk of losing medical care. The territory, which has grappled for years with shortfalls in funding of its Medicaid healthcare […]

Read More… from 11/1/2017


HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/NEW YORK: “Organizations working with AIDS and HIV patients are a well-established presence in New York City. But as infection rates have dropped and improved medicines have enabled people with the virus to live longer, some groups are adapting their service models and expanding their reach, taking on new health issues from heart disease to […]

Read More… from 10/15/2017


HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/OBAMACARE(ACA): “Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) unveiled his long-anticipated legislation to create a national single-payer health system on Wednesday, boasting support from 15 Democratic Senate co-sponsors. The health proposal, dubbed Medicare for all, would offer the same suite of medical benefits required for some insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act and eliminate most out-of-pocket […]

Read More… from 9/13/2017


BERNIE SANDERS/HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE: “A growing number of Democrats have endorsed a single-payer health bill to be proposed Wednesday [9-13-17] by Sen. Bernie Sanders, embracing a bigger government role in health care after years of opposing that approach. Supporters of Mr. Sanders’s bill include several Democratic senators considering a bid for the Oval Office in 2020: Cory […]

Read More… from 9/13/2017


GOP/HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/OBAMACARE(ACA): “Senate Republicans, scrambling to win support for their health-care bill, pushed a measure Thursday [7-20-17] that they said could ease the impact of the bill’s Medicaid cuts on low-income people. Advocating for the new direction is a little-known health official who is now at the center of the health-care fight: Seema Verma, head of […]

Read More… from 7/20/2017


HHS/MEDICARE: “Medicare erroneously paid an estimated $729 million to doctors and other health professionals under a multibillion-dollar federal initiative designed to shift the health-care system from paper records to computer files, according to a new federal audit. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, which conducted the audit, said Medicare, […]

Read More… from 6/12/2017


HEALTHCARE/MEDICARE/OBAMACARE(ACA): “The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wednesday morning announced new proposed rules for the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance exchanges. The proposals from CMS include several changes to enrollment periods and timelines for insurers in an attempt at ‘stabilizing the individual and small group health insurance markets,’ according to a press release. […]

Read More… from 2/15/2017


GOP/MEDICARE: “The Republicans who want to cut SS & Medicaid are wrong. A robust economy will Make America Great Again! https://t.co/u25yI5T7E8”  – 7/11/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 7/11/2015 […]

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GOP/IMMIGRATION/MEDICARE/POLITICAL FIGURES/SOCIAL SERVICES: “John McCain had a really hard time with his town hall meeting on immigration. They really went after him! [12:01:30 PM] Republicans must be careful with immigration—don’t give our country away. [12:02:50 PM] If you think we have a problem with Social Security and Medicare now, try taking in millions of new […]

Read More… from 2/21/2013


MEDICARE/POLITICS: “Medicare payments have become so unpredictable that record amount of doctors are now leaving. Bad for long term.” http://t.co/jKhiHnOT  – Twitter.com, Jan 2, 2013, Donald Trump, 1/2/2013 […]

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ECONOMY/MEDICARE/TAXES: “The safest way to preserve Medicare is with a robust and vibrant economy. We should lower corporate and capital gain taxes immediately.” [4:55:19 PM]  – 12/22/2011, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 12/22/2011 […]

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