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New! Biden Threatens to Strip Medicare Status From Hospitals That Fail to Perform Abortions in Emergency Situations
 
07/11/2022 6:14:03 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 64 replies
The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 11, 2022 | Cristina Laila
Joe Biden on Monday told doctors and hospitals around the country that they must perform abortions in emergency situations if the mother’s life is in danger even if their state has a ban on the procedure following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade last month which means states decide their own abortion laws. More than 25 states have ‘trigger bans’ – meaning abortion becomes illegal or severely restricted once Roe v Wade is overturned. Biden threatened to issue fines and strip Medicare status from hospitals that fail to perform abortions...
 

Biden: Republicans Want to Get Rid of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
 
06/14/2022 8:03:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 110 replies
Cybercast News Service ^ | June 14, 2022 | 12:39pm EDT | Melanie Arter
President Biden told union workers at the AFL-CIO convention in Philadelphia, that Republicans want to get rid of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid based on a proposal by National Republican Senatorial Conference Chairman Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), which calls for all federal legislation to sunset in five years. “All federal legislation sunsets in 5 years. If a law is worth keeping, Congress can pass it again,” Scott’s proposal states. […] Biden attributed Scott’s proposal to the Republican Party despite Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-S.C.) saying months ago that such a proposal will not be part of the Republican agenda....
 

Medicare advantage plans often deny coverage for eligible, necessary care, says report (18% of refused claims should have been approved—Appeal your claim!)
 
05/01/2022 9:45:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 6 replies
Medical Xpress / Healthday / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ^ | Apr. 28, 2022 | Rosemary Bartholomew, Inspector General’s Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Coverage for eligible, necessary care is denied each year to tens of thousands of seniors with private Medicare Advantage plans, U.S. federal investigators say. In a report released Thursday, the team from the inspector general's office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Medicare needs to improve oversight of these plans and strengthen enforcement against those private insurance companies with a pattern of improper denials of coverage. About 28 million older people have Medicare Advantage plans, which offer privatized versions of Medicare that are often cheaper and provide a greater range of benefits than the traditional government...
 

Biden pressured to cover COVID-19 tests through Medicare
 
01/28/2022 6:07:15 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
The hill ^ | 01/28/2022 | Nathaniel Weixel
The Biden administration is exploring ways for Medicare beneficiaries to get over-the-counter, at-home COVID-19 tests for free. The White House is requiring private insurance companies to cover the cost of eight at-home COVID-19 tests per person each month, if the customer files for reimbursement. The requirement was put in place as a result of the massive surge in infections due to the omicron variant.
 

Biden’s Government Vaccine Mandate Just Took a Major Blow [Medicare and Medicaid workers]
 
11/29/2021 12:38:29 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
Townhall ^ | Nov 29, 2021 | Katie Pavlich
Judge Matthew Schelp of the Eastern District of Missouri issued an injunction halting President Joe Biden's Wuhan coronavirus vaccine mandate for Medicare and Medicaid workers in ten states Monday, citing a lack of approval from Congress. "The mandate requires nearly every employee, volunteer, and third-party contractor working at fifteen catogires of healthcare facilities to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 (“COVID”) and to have received at least a first dose of the vaccine prior to December 6, 2021," court documents show. "Congress did not grant CMS authority to mandate the vaccine. Plaintiffs are likely to succeed in their argument that Congress has...
 

Biden Administration Boosts Medicare Premiums, Blames Drug Costs and Pandemic
 
11/15/2021 6:12:11 AM PST · by gattaca · 23 replies
Epoch Times ^ | November 13, 2021 | Zachary Stieber
The Biden administration announced on Nov. 12 that it’s raising Medicare premiums, a move that it blamed in part on the cost of drugs. The Medicare Part B standard monthly premium will rise by nearly $22 to $170.10 in 2022, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “The increase in the Part B premium for 2022 is continued evidence that rising drug costs threaten the affordability and sustainability of the Medicare program,” Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator of the agency, said in a statement. “The Biden–Harris Administration is working to make drug prices more affordable and equitable for all...
 

Biden Administration Hikes Medicare Premiums, Blames Drug Costs and Pandemic
 
11/13/2021 7:38:22 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 26 replies
The Epoch Times ^ | 11-13-21 | Zachary Steiber
<p>The Medicare Part B standard monthly premium will rise by nearly $22 to $170.10 next year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said.</p><p>One drug in particular was a major factor. Officials said the uncertainty surrounding the potential use of the Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm by people covered by Medicare meant they needed to store away a higher level of reserves. The agency in July began analyzing whether Medicare would cover the drug but has not yet finished the analysis.</p>
 

Will Joe Biden Cancel His Fellow Seniors’ Medicare Plans?
 
10/25/2021 10:57:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
The Federalist ^ | October 25, 2021 | Christopher Jacobs
It's no surprise that someone who went out of his way to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in Medicare taxes would agree to jeopardize the Medicare coverage of 27 million beneficiaries.Twelve months after Joe Biden claimed at the final presidential debate that “not one single person, private insurance, would lose their insurance under my [health] plan,” Democrats stand on the precipice of turning Biden’s statement into a reprise of Barack Obama’s “If you like your plan, you can keep it” Lie of The Year. The effort could cost millions of seniors their private Medicare plans, as Democrats raid...
 

Five Decades Later, Medicare Might Cover Dental Care
 
08/30/2021 1:37:47 PM PDT · by algore · 70 replies
ny times ^
Nearly half of Americans 65 and over didn’t visit a dentist in the last year, and nearly one in five have lost all their natural teeth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There’s growing evidence that dental problems can worsen other health conditions that Medicare does cover. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who is the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, has played a crucial role in advancing the measure. He recalled living as a young man in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, five miles from the clinic where Ms. Hayes received her care, and learning that many residents...
 

Biden to direct nursing homes to have staffers vaccinated to continue to get Medicare and Medicaid
 
08/19/2021 5:03:57 AM PDT · by gattaca · 46 replies
Just the News ^ | August 18, 2021 | Just the News staff
The Biden administration will tell U.S. nursing homes they must require staffers be vaccinated for COVID-19 to continue to receive Medicare and Medicaid funding, according to news reports President Biden is set to officially announced the change Wednesday afternoon, according to CNN, which learning of the matter from administration officials. Biden will direct the Department of Health and Human Services to draft new regulations making vaccinations for nursing home employee a condition for such facilities to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the officials said. The move represents a significant escalation in Biden’s campaign to get Americans vaccinated and...
 

Joe Biden Allegedly Exploited S-Corporation Loophole to Avoid Paying Medicare, Social Security Taxes
 
09/28/2020 7:46:14 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 26 replies
Breitbart ^ | 09/28/2020 | Matthew Boyle
The establishment media is all aflutter Monday after a New York Times story over the weekend about incumbent GOP President Donald Trump’s tax records, but it turns out Democrat candidate former Vice President Joe Biden allegedly used a series of tax code loopholes to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes over the years. Back in August, the Wall Street Journal’s Chris Jacobs exposed how the Biden family structured what is called an “S-Corp” to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes.
 

WATCH: Joe Biden's Social Security & Medicare Comments on the Floor of the Senate
 
09/11/2020 9:24:44 AM PDT · by wrrock · 6 replies
TG ^ | 9/11/2020 | Evan
Joe Biden has been on the floor of the Senate talking about the need to cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and veterans’ benefits. This is where laws are defined. His comments on the Senate floor are likely his true position, since they are made when laws are being finalized. In the debates, Biden flatly denied he made these comments. Compare the videos and judge for yourselves.WATCH BIDEN COMMENTS ON FLOOR OF SENATE & Biden denying them at a debate......
 

Kamala Harris on student-loan forgiveness, Medicare, universal basic income, credit scores — and a tax on trading stocks
 
08/20/2020 4:23:05 PM PDT · by karpov · 9 replies
MarketWatch ^ | August 16, 2020 | MeeraJagannathan, Jacob Passy and Jillian Berman
... Student-loan debt and higher education During her short-lived presidential campaign, Harris joined her competitors Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in releasing a plan aiming to address the $1.5 trillion student-debt problem. The proposal was part of her broader plan to close the black-white gap with regard to jobs in high-paying fields like technology and engineering and entrepreneurship. Under the Harris proposal, borrowers who received a Pell Grant, the money the government provides to low-income students to attend college, will have up to $20,000 of their student debt forgiven if they start a business and operate it for at least...
 

New to medicare, being denied cataract surgery
 
06/01/2020 7:19:42 PM PDT · by George from New England · 29 replies
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New to medicare, just turned 65 in April. This is likely more a Florida issue, than elsewhere in the country. Florida has more HMO and Medicare Advantage providers due to more seniors down here. History: Two years ago I had multiple image vision in my right eye. Was 63, found eye surgeon that said cataracts, agreed to do surgery for me at no more than the price medicare allowed. Done it. A month later he wanted to do the other eye. I put it off til recently so medicare would cover it. Unfortunately this Dr doesn't not subscribe with the...
 

Warren pivots on 'Medicare for All' in bid to become Biden's VP
 
05/21/2020 9:00:05 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 11 replies
Politico ^ | 05/21/2020 04:30 AM EDT | ALEX THOMPSON
In the thick of primary season, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden brawled over "Medicare for All”: He called her approach “angry,” “elitist,” “condescending”; she shot back, anyone who defends the health care status quo with industry talking points is “running in the wrong presidential primary.” Six months later, with Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee and Warren in the running for VP, she is striking a more harmonious chord. Advertisement "I think right now people want to see improvements in our health care system, and that means strengthening the Affordable Care Act," she told students at the University of Chicago’s Institute...
 

Biden releases plans to expand Medicare, forgive student debt (Pander 2020)
 
04/09/2020 1:15:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
The Hill ^ | 04 09 2020 | Tal Axelrod
Former Vice President Joe Biden released plans to expand Medicare eligibility and forgive some student debt as he works to unite a fractured Democratic base behind his presumptive 2020 nomination. Biden announced Thursday he would lower the Medicare eligibility age to 60 and forgive student debt for low-income and middle class families who attended public colleges and universities, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and underfunded minority-serving institution (MSIs). The proposals mark an initial olive branch to supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), some of whom have expressed skepticism at Biden’s centrist brand of politics and were dismayed when the...
 

Trailing Bernie, Joe Biden Trashes Medicare-for-All in Nashua
 
02/04/2020 8:49:55 PM PST · by edwinland · 10 replies
New Boston Post ^ | Feb 4, 2020 | Tom Joyce
Trailing significantly in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary polls to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden slammed the Vermont socialist’s health care plan in a speech at Girls Inc. in Nashua on Tuesday afternoon. Biden, who arrived 50 minutes late to his own event, mentioned only two other candidates who are running for president: Sanders and Donald Trump. With Sanders leading Biden 29 points to 14 points in New Hampshire in the latest Emerson College poll, Biden attempted to present himself as the more pragmatic candidate of the two to take on Trump. Biden spoke glowingly of...
 

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...
 

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...
 

Biden unveils plan to strengthen ObamaCare (and not Medicare for All)
 
07/15/2019 7:48:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
NY Post ^ | July 15 2019 | Mark Moore
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a plan on Monday to bolster ObamaCare by protecting people with pre-existing conditions, ​adding a “public option” like Medicare and using tax credits to lower premiums. With the announcement, the former vice president set himself apart from other Democratic candidates who supported “Medicare for all,” including Sens. Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris. ​”I understand the appeal of Medicare for All,” Biden said in a video posted ​Monday. “But folks supporting it should be clear that it means getting rid of Obamacare. And I’m not for that.”
 
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