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  • Why Trump should embrace single-payer health care

    04/01/2017 9:29:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 30, 2017 | F.H. Buckley
    With the collapse of RyanCare, the Trump administration is looking for a new plan. We’re going to need one, since health-care reform isn’t going away. At best, we just kicked the can down the road. We’re still living with the night of the living dead that is ObamaCare. It’s slowly dying because too few people have signed up for coverage. For younger, healthier people, it’s cheaper to pay the penalty than to sign up. That’s why Aetna has announced it will drastically reduce participation in public exchanges, as did UnitedHealthcare and Humana. The collapse will accelerate with Trump’s executive order...
  • Bernie Sanders, Top Progressives Announce New Medicare-For-All Push

    03/26/2017 1:09:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 25, 2017 | Daniel Marans
    In the wake of the Republican failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Friday, leading figures in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party are rallying behind a single-payer health insurance and a raft of other bold reforms. These lawmakers and grassroots leaders have long believed that the problems plaguing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, are rooted in the original health care law’s attempt to accommodate, rather than gradually replace, the private, for-profit health insurance system. Now that efforts to eliminate the law wholesale are effectively dead, they are again arguing that the best way to...
  • Angry About Trump’s Obamacare Repeal? Hillary Said Bernie’s Single Payer Would ‘Never’ Happen

    03/24/2017 3:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | H. A. Goodman, Contributor
    My latest Counter Propa article explains why Democrats are blaming the wrong person for Trump’s attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act. I’ve been told I speak too often about Hillary Clinton. Let it go, they say. It’s over, she lost. Bernie endorsed Clinton. Let’s unite and defeat Trump. There’s only one problem. When people like Claire McCaskill label Bernie Sanders as “too liberal” and “extreme” to be president, don’t complain when a Republican who’s too conservative and extreme becomes president. The only reason Democrats are obsessed with Russian hacking (NSA has only “moderate confidence” in the narrative, by the...
  • Sleeper issue of Medicaid's future could prove health-care plans' stumbling block

    03/12/2017 7:57:48 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, March 12, 2017 | Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin
    As House Republicans hurtle toward shifting the nation's health-care system onto a more conservative path, nearly lost so far in the roiling debate over their plans is the profound impact they would have on insurance for the nation's poorest and most vulnerable residents. The proposed American Health Care Act would break with the government's half-century compact with states in helping to finance Medicaid, which covers 68 million low-income people, including children, pregnant women and those who are elderly or disabled.The House GOP's legislation would end the system in which the government pays each state a specific share of all its...
  • Indian-American Seema Verma moves closer to confirmation

    03/09/2017 9:53:15 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Friday, March 10, 2017 | PTI
    Seema Verma, President Donald Trump's nominee for administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (AP Photo/File) Washington -- Indian-American Seema Verma moved a step closer to being confirmed as the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as a bitterly divided US Senate voted 54-44, mostly on party lines, to end a debate on her nomination. The final confirmation vote on her nomination has been scheduled for Monday evening (March 13). The Senate vote to end the debate came moments after the White House blamed the opposition Democratic lawmakers for blocking the nomination of for the...
  • Congressional Computer Admins In Criminal Probe Owed Money To Hezbollah-Connected Fugitive

    02/22/2017 12:06:27 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 21, 2017 | By Luke Rosiak
    Congressional aides suspected of criminally misusing their access to House computer systems owed $100,000 to an Iraqi politician who is wanted by U.S. authorities and has been linked to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Middle Eastern terrorist outfit. Imran Awan and four of his relatives were employed as information technology (IT) aides by dozens of House Democrats, including members of the intelligence, foreign affairs and homeland security committees. The aides’ administrator-level IT access was terminated earlier this month amid a criminal probe by U.S. Capitol Police of a suspected security breach, including an off-site server housing congressional data. The Daily Caller News...
  • Trump to call for substantial increase in military spending, cuts to several federal agencies

    02/26/2017 7:33:53 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | February 26, 2017 | Jeremy Diamond
    President Donald Trump will call for a substantial increase in military spending and look to safeguard Social Security and Medicare from any cuts in his first major step toward compiling a budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, a senior administration official told CNN on Sunday. The White House on Monday will issue the outlines of a budget proposal to federal agencies, a document that has largely been drafted by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, the official said. The budget outline will also call for spending cuts to several federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency. The...
  • Where Did The Uninsured Go Under ObamaCare? Not Where You Think

    02/17/2017 4:06:09 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/17/2017 | John Merline
    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows that the uninsured rate has hit a historic low, or at least it's the lowest it's been in the 20 years the CDC has been tracking it. This is being treated as trouble for Republicans who want to repeal ObamaCare, since it seems to indicate that the law is working as promised. But does it? According to the report, the overall uninsured rate was 8.8% in the first nine months of 2016. That's down from 9.1% the year before, and 16% in 2010, the year President Obama signed ObamaCare —...
  • Senate Nixes Obama-Era Gun Rule

    02/15/2017 9:32:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate nixed an Obama-era rule that could block some people receiving Social Security disability benefits from being able to buy a gun. Senators voted 57-43 to strike down a regulation that requires the Social Security Administration to report people who receive disability benefits and have a mental health condition to the FBI's background check system. The database is used to determine eligibility for buying a firearm. The Senate's move will send the resolution of disapproval, which also passed the House last week, to President Trump's desk, where he is expected to sign it. The rule was implemented by the...
  • A Catholic Physician’s Perspective on Repealing Obamacare (includes stats)

    01/25/2017 3:12:35 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | January 25, 2017 | STEVEN WHITE, MD
    “A bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”  Matthew 7:18-19Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is truly the fruit of a “bad tree.” The roots of this tree are decades old and include moral relativism and socialism with all their offshoots. Obamacare incorporates and perpetuates many of these offshoots thereby sustaining a twofold crisis in healthcare: ethical and economic.The ethical crisis is a direct, albeit largely unrecognized result of the sexual revolution of the 1960’s and its fruits, particularly the two Supreme Court...
  • Stop Smearing Price and Confirm Now

    01/24/2017 2:13:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2017 | Andrew Mangione
    Why is the Left so terrified of President-elect Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Rep. Tom Price? A paragon of rationality, well spoken, thoughtful, reasoning and respectful, they seem unable to answer his critique of runaway government on similar terms, so have turned now to fake news – or what, in any other country, would be called libel. This farce – venting of the mean spleen over facts and decent dialogue – must stop. In case you haven’t heard, the latest attack on Dr. Price centers on a hit piece done by the nation’s leading republisher of fake...
  • Barnicle: Medicare and Medicaid are ‘Pillars of Our Culture’

    01/20/2017 7:16:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Mike Barnicle is right, our country is in trouble . . . On today’s Morning Joe, Barnicle declared that Medicare and Medicaid are “two of the pillars of our culture.” Barnicle described Americans as having “fealty” to the programs. Have we really gone from a culture of self-reliance and rugged individualism to a culture in which Americans pledge “fealty” to big-government programs? Let’s hope not! View the video here.
  • Expensive Medicare

    01/18/2017 2:12:52 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 82 replies
    1/18/17 | Originalbuckeye
    Sorry for the vanity. I have been on Medicare for a few months. I am paying extra for Part B and Part D, and on top of that, my husband is still working, so we are penalized for the 'one person working' situation.
  • Why Medicare is not actually going bankrupt

    01/09/2017 7:13:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01/03/2017 | By Betsy McCaughey
    As the new Congress convenes, budget cutters are eyeing Medicare, citing forecasts the program for seniors is running out of money. But federal bean counters have erroneously predicted Medicare’s bankruptcy for decades. One reason: They don’t consider medical breakthroughs. Another problem is medical ethicists like Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, who insist the elderly are a burden and that resources would be better spent on the young. The facts prove otherwise. New medical findings give plenty of reason for optimism about the cost of caring for the elderly. Medicare spending on end-of-life care is dropping rapidly, down from 19 percent to 13...
  • Reince Priebus: “I don’t think President Trump wants to meddle with Medicare or Social Security”

    01/09/2017 2:28:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2017 | AllahPundit
    Big news from yesterday, both policy-wise and politically. Remember, Senate Dems are going to try to sink Tom Price during his confirmation hearing this month because he wants to replace Medicare with a voucher system. Medicare will be a linchpin of their 2018 midterm strategy, especially in red states where they’re in trouble: Between Price, Mick Mulvaney at OMB, and of course Paul Ryan, Trump has aligned himself with some of the most aggressive entitlement reformers in Washington. The more power you hand to Republicans, Dems will say to Trump’s blue-collar base, the more you’re gambling with your health...
  • Priebus: Trump doesn't want to 'meddle with Medicare or Social Security'

    01/08/2017 5:03:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 8, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Sunday suggested President-elect Donald Trump stands by his campaign vow not to cut Medicare. "I don't think President-elect Trump wants to meddle with Medicare or Social Security," Priebus said on CBS's "Face The Nation." "He made a promise in the campaign that that was something that he didn't want to do." The president-elect does plan to grow the economy and help "shore up Medicare and Social Security for future generations," Priebus said. "And if we can get 3 to 5, 6 percent growth, we'll do that," he said. "And we'll explode...
  • REPORT: The Obama Administration is RAIDING MEDICARE ACCOUNTS To Feed Illegal Youths

    11/30/2016 8:40:41 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 20, 2016 | Aleister
    The Obama administration is now stealing money which was appropriated for services to help American citizens. And he’s using it to feed people who are in the country illegally. Whose side is he on? The Washington Examiner reports: “ Feds cut $167 million in domestic programs to house, feed illegals for just 1 month The Department of Health and Human Services is raiding several of its accounts, including money for Medicare, the Ryan White AIDS/HIV program and those for cancer and flu research to cover a shortfall in housing illegal youths pouring over the border at a rate of 255...
  • Schumer: Republicans Are 'Plotting a War on Seniors'

    11/30/2016 6:18:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2016 | 5:45 AM EST | Susan Jones
    During the presidential campaign, Republican Donald Trump said he would not cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, but no matter. Sen. Chuck Schumer, the next Senate minority leader, on Tuesday warned that Republicans are “plotting a war on seniors.” The New York Democrat said he was “so disappointed” that Trump has nominated Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to be his Health and Human Services secretary. “When it comes to issues like Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood, Congressman Price and the average American couldn’t be further apart,” Schumer told a news conference on Capitol Hill. …
  • Feds cut $167 million in domestic programs to house, feed illegals for just 1 month

    11/29/2016 5:11:51 PM PST · by pissant · 23 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | 11.29.16 | Paul Bedard
    The Department of Health and Human Services is raiding several of its accounts, including money for Medicare, the Ryan White AIDS/HIV program and those for cancer and flu research to cover a shortfall in housing illegal youths pouring over the border at a rate of 255 a day. HHS is trying to come up with $167 million to fund the Office of Refugee Resettlement that is accepting the youths, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. Policy Director Jessica Vaughan said that insiders have told her that the funding crisis has forced the department to squeeze programs for money. She...
  • Is Trump taking aim at Obama’s Medicaid expansion with CMS pick, Seema Verma?

    11/29/2016 11:30:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/29/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans in Congress pledge to use the first opportunity of the Donald Trump presidency to repeal ObamaCare. Trump has met that pledge by appointing people most likely to dismantle it from the inside. First Trump appointed staunch ObamaCare opponent Rep. Tom Price to head HHS, and now he’s picked a health-industry expert to run the agency responsible for its Medicaid expansion. Seema Verma has plenty of experience in working the margins of ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion to push back against it: President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday morning picked the founder and CEO of a health policy consulting firm, Seema Verma,...