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  • What have the Democrats got against beating Trump?

    10/15/2019 10:53:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Financial Review ^ | October 16, 2019 | Jacob Greber, United States Correspondent
    No matter how unfit you might think Donald Trump is for the presidency - no matter how corrupt, reckless, indulgent or disruptive his behaviour seems - nothing restores the sense of his still-better-than-even chance of winning in 2020 like a Democrat TV debate. Americans are overwhelmingly in favour of an alternative to Trump, given consistent polling that shows he suffers a disapproval rating unmatched by any president since World War 2. The prize for Democrats, in short, is so close to hand all it would take is for one of the 20 or so candidates to lean down and scoop...
  • President Trump Is Saving Medicare — and Healthcare — For All

    10/11/2019 3:38:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2019 | Natalie Harp
    Few can forget the graphic television advertisement from the 2012 presidential election, in which a Paul Ryan look-alike tossed “Granny Off the Cliff” while the announcer quips, “Is America Beautiful without Medicare?” Well, just two presidential election cycles later, “Medicare for All” really is threatening to push Granny off the cliff. And America’s seniors are demanding answers. For decades, citizens have feared losing Medicare. Why? Because America’s seniors have endured half a century of the same all-talk, no-action politicians promising results and delivering consequences. Consider this: For 45 years, today’s retirees have witnessed their family and friends who wear the...
  • Medicare Executive Order Maximizing Freedom for Patients & Providers

    10/09/2019 12:31:52 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 23 replies
    Citizens' Council for Health Freedom ^ | 10/09/19 | Twila Brase, RN
    It is estimated that 10,000 baby boomers enter Medicare every day. With Medicare six years from insolvency, seniors need the freedom to opt out of Medicare and into private coverage without losing their Social Security benefits.
  • Bernie Sanders Could Have Died Under Medicare-for-All - Greenfield

    10/04/2019 4:39:46 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Bernie Sanders Could Have Died Under Medicare-for-All Under socialized medicine, Bernie would have waited weeks instead of a day. Fri Oct 4, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 6 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. On Tuesday night, Senator Bernie Sanders, the socialist candidate who has run on a plan to nationalize medicine and ban health insurance, began to feel ill while doing an event at a Pakistani Halal restaurant. Sanders requested a chair in the middle of answering a question. He appeared even more...
  • Executive Order on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors

    10/03/2019 7:29:35 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | October 3, 2019 | President Donald Trump
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. 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 protect and improve it. America’s seniors are overwhelmingly satisfied with their Medicare coverage. The vast majority of seniors believe...
  • Targeting 'Medicare For All' Proposals, Trump Lays Out His Vision For Medicare

    10/03/2019 2:53:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | Oct. 3, 2019 | Selena Simmons-Duffin
    President Trump gave a speech and signed an executive order on health care Thursday, casting the "Medicare for All" proposals from his Democratic rivals as harmful to seniors. His speech, which had been billed as a policy discussion, had the tone of a campaign rally. Trump spoke from The Villages, a huge retirement community in Florida outside Orlando, a deep-red part of a key swing state. His speech was marked by cheers, standing ovations and intermittent chants of "four more years" by an audience of mostly seniors. Trump spoke extensively about his administration's health care achievements and goals, as well...
  • President Donald J. Trump Stands Against the Lies of Medicare-For-None

    10/03/2019 11:37:57 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | October 3, 2019 | Whitehouse
      We have to reject the socialist model that rations care, restricts access, slashes quality, and forces patients onto endless waitlists. Instead, we believe in freedom. We believe in choice. We believe in the highest standard of care in the world — anywhere in the world. President Donald. J. Trump  RESISTING THE LIES OF SOCIALIZED MEDICINE: President Donald J. Trump will never allow the left’s radical Medicare-for-All to destroy the American healthcare system. The radical far left continues to push a socialist takeover of our healthcare system and lie to the American people about the devastating impact it would have.Congressional...
  • Bernie Sanders: Unlike ‘Some People,’ I Can’t Lie About Taxes Going Up To Pay For Medicare For All

    10/01/2019 12:12:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2019 | John Sexton
    Tommy Christopher at Mediaite noticed this earlier today and it’s pretty interesting. Bernie Sanders hosted a Medicare for All town hall Monday. During the Q&A portion of the event, he was asked about how he would pay for his proposal. When Sanders said taxes would go need to go up (while premiums went away) he got a follow-up question.“You’re telling us you’ve got to raise taxes to do this. Why can’t we adjust the current budget, for defense, and pay for us now as opposed to making us, you know, this futuristic thing?” a woman asked. She added, “I...
  • Using Facts to Refute Medicare for All

    09/27/2019 8:40:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/27/2019 | Dustin Siggins
    Medicare for All is the left’s newest branding strategy for socialized medicine in the United States. Promoted by several Democratic presidential candidates and introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, its backers say it would improve the cost and quality of health care in America.With a compliant media touting its alleged benefits, Medicare for All holds majority support among the American public. Once its details – such as elimination of private health insurance – are exposed, that support drops, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.Kaiser’s results should guide conservative arguments against socialized health care. Facts should be easily personalized...
  • Gulf Coast Health Care Fraud

    09/26/2019 10:25:56 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 2 replies
    us doj ^ | 09/25/19 | doj office of public affairs
    Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced today an expansive health care fraud enforcement operation across the Gulf Coast, involving charges against a total of 11 individuals across four federal districts for their alleged involvement in various schemes to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE and to obtain oxycodone and other controlled substances by fraud. The conduct allegedly resulted in more than $515 million in fraudulent billings. Those charged included physicians, licensed social workers, as well as other medical and business professionals. In addition, in the state of Louisiana, 22 defendants, including 19 certified mental...
  • Charges Brought Against 34 Individuals for Alleged West Coast Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Schemes

    09/19/2019 12:02:46 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 21 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 9/18/19 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Charges Brought Against 34 Individuals for Alleged West Coast Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Schemes Totaling $258 Million Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced today a health care fraud enforcement action in the state of California, involving charges brought against a total of 26 individuals in the Central District of California for their alleged involvement in Medicare and Medicaid fraud schemes resulting in $257 million in billings.  Of those charged, 14 were doctors or medical professionals.    In addition, in...
  • In Illinois, dead people not only can vote, but can get free medical care

    09/14/2019 6:12:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/14/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Illinois clearly is the pioneer in the not yet existent deceased rights movement, which I have heard is having trouble with turnout for its rallies.  But if the dead ever do rise from their graves in a zombie apocalypse, as so often dramatized on cable television, they will no doubt demand that other states follow the lead of  Illinois. They're not dead, they're a constituency: Illinois Policy reveals that the state has spent $4.6 million on Medicaid for dead people: An audit by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Inspector General, or OIG, found Illinois spent $4.6 million on Medicaid...
  • Warren Dodges, Won’t Say if She Will Raise Taxes on Middle Class for Medicare for All

    09/13/2019 6:06:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/12/2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) refused to say if she would raise taxes on the middle class in order to pay for Medicare for All during the third Democrat debate in Houston, Texas, on Thursday evening. Joe Biden (D) lauded his progressive challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for being forthcoming on how he would pay for his Medicare for All plan, admitting that middle class taxes will go up. The issue was also presented to Warren, but she repeatedly dodged the question, refusing to say if she would raise taxes on middle class families. Warren said we all owe a “huge...
  • Bernie Goes Full Oprah: Promises to Erase $81 Billion in Medical Debt

    09/03/2019 9:13:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/03/2019 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    The Democratic primary war is truly something to behold. One Democrat after another promises voters the world and then some. Heck, the universe and then some. See their plans to erase student debt. It's insane, it'll cost taxpayers a ridiculous amount, but a Democrat who opposes erasing student debt will have to fight an uphill battle to win the nomination. Yes, even if his name happens to be Joe Biden. Well, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has just upped the ante. He now promises to erase $81 billion in medical debt. I kid you not. HeadlinezPro explains: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)...
  • Harry Reid tries out new role: truth-teller, warning Dems over open borders and Medicare for all

    08/21/2019 6:46:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/21/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Congressional Democrats, even their leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, have been bullied into silence by the radicals who have grabbed media attention and who appear to have the ability to mobilize their followers to defeat recalcitrant Dems in primaries, the way that Joe Crowley’s long House career was abruptly terminated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  So deep is the fear that virtually the entire presidential field has offered lip service to socialized medicine for all – including anyone who can cross our southern border, while keeping that border wide open. As serious policy, it is madness, as anyone who can...
  • Washington Post: It’s Not Just Kamala Harris Who’s Hitting Reverse On Medicare For All

    08/20/2019 12:31:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    You’ve heard of buyer’s remorse, but now Democrats appear to have developed a case of Bernie remorse. After rushing to out-socialist Bernie Sanders by unquestioningly embracing Medicare for All, the Washington Post reports that presidential candidates have begun singing a different tune. Kamala Harris might be carrying the melody, but she’s getting a lot of harmony from the rest of the choir: The Democratic senator from California is hardly alone. The idea of Medicare-for-all — a unified government health program that would take over the basic function of private insurance — became a liberal litmus test at the outset...
  • Nursing Home Resident Takes Kamala Harris To Task Over Her Health Care Plan

    08/12/2019 5:46:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    California Senator Kamala Harris probably wasn't expecting much of pushback at her campaigns stop in Iowa Monday. When the "Medicare for All" advocating leftist stopped at the Bickford Senior Living Center in Muscatine, one resident point-blank told the 2020 presidential contender to not mess with her health care and questioned how on Earth she planned to pay for it. The video released by the GOP War Room shows that a woman calls Sen. Harris over, saying, " Can I ask you a question?" "I understand that you are advocating health care for everyone," the unidentified woman says to Harris. "Yes,...
  • Labor Unions Divided on Medicare for All

    08/12/2019 7:12:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2019 | Sean Moran
    Although Medicare for All remains a popular proposal for progressive Democrats, many labor unions remain divided over whether the single-payer healthcare proposal would benefit American workers. Former Vice President Joe Biden and other moderate 2020 Democrat presidential candidates have attempted to cast Medicare for All as harmful to the American worker, although some labor unions have backed the single-payer healthcare plan.
  • 'Medicare for All' complicates Democrats' pitch to retake Senate (Pander 2020)

    08/08/2019 7:33:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/19 | Jessie Hellmann
    The divide over health care among Democratic presidential candidates is raising fears the party might turn an issue that was a key winner in the House midterms into a liability in next year's Senate races. Democratic Senate candidates have been planning to borrow heavily from the playbook used by House Democrats in 2018, when the party won back the chamber in large part because of a pledge to protect ObamaCare against Republican attempts to kill the 2010 law. Democrats are attempting to replicate that success with a push to take the majority in the Senate during an election year when...
  • The Truth About Kamalacare: Her Healthcare plan tries to have it both ways. Don't be fooled.

    07/31/2019 9:32:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/31/2019 | Betsy McCaughey
    Arming herself for Wednesday night's Democratic primary debate, contender Kamala Harris unveiled her latest health care position paper. Harris has flip-flopped over whether she supports eliminating all private insurance in favor of a single-payer government-run health system. Her new plan tries to have it both ways. Don't be fooled. Reacting to people's fears about having private health insurance they like ripped away, Harris is promising a 10-year transition period. Here's what you need to know. If you get health insurance at work or buy your own plan, will you be able to keep it? No. Harris says insurance companies will...