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Trump puts Biden on defense for Medicare Advantage cuts
06/30/2024 11:17:20 AM PDT · by Bobbyvotes · 14 replies
foxnews ^ | June 30, 2024 | Emma Cotton
Seniors are expected to face $33 in out-of-pocket expenses each month after Medicare Advantage cuts. "Joe Biden has cut Medicare Advantage for the last two years. Did you know that? He’s cut your Medicare Advantage, which is a total betrayal of seniors. And just check, you’ll see it. He has cut you down for two years straight."

Trump Reacts To Biden's 'We Finally Beat Medicare' Gaffe At First Presidential Debate
06/28/2024 6:44:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
Forbes Breaking News channel at YouTube ^ | June 28, 2024
Trump Reacts To Biden's 'We Finally Beat Medicare' Gaffe At First Presidential Debate

James Biden associate Keaton Langston pleads guilty to $51M Medicare fraud
05/27/2024 4:46:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
NY Post ^ | 5/27/24 | Steven Nelson
WASHINGTON — A former business associate of James Biden has agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to defraud Medicare of $51 million through a lab-testing company linked to the first brother. Keaton Langston, 39, admitted to using pharmacies, durable medical equipment companies and a laboratory in which he had a financial interest to bill for unnecessary tests and orders, the Justice Department disclosed last week in court filings. James Biden, 75, has not been accused of criminal wrongdoing and has sought to distance himself from Langston, whose father Joey Langston also was associated with the first brother. Keaton Langston founded...

Joe Biden is coming for your Medicare Advantage
04/11/2024 7:03:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
American Thinker ^ | 04/11/24 | Monica Showalter
Joe Biden's re-election campaign is repeating the naked lie, over and over again, that President Trump wants to cut elderly people's Social Security and Medicare. Some of those elderly voters believe him, as recent polling has shown. But he's already played Mr. Slasher on Medicare Advantage, the immensely popular supplemental health insurance program favored by more than half of seniors, and he plans to cut it more. Democrats hate this program because it allows its buyers choice in what kind of coverage they would like to have on their policies. According to an important op-ed on RedState from the Heartland...

Trump vs. Biden: Where 2024 presidential candidates stand on Social Security, Medicare
03/11/2024 1:59:25 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 16 replies
CNBC ^ | March 11, 2024 | Lorie Komish
Former President Donald Trump and current President Joe Biden issued opposing views on the future of Social Security on Monday. While Trump suggested the possibility of cutting “entitlements” on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Biden issued a 2025 budget proposal that states, “No benefit cuts.”

Fact Check: President Joe Biden Claims He Will Stop ‘Anyone’ Who Tries to Cut Medicare
03/08/2024 10:30:05 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
Breitbart ^ | 03/08/2024 | SEAN MORAN
Claim: President Joe Biden during Thursday’s State of the Union address claimed that he would stop “anyone” who tries to cut Medicare. Verdict: False. Biden is actively moving to cut Medicare Advantage, an increasingly popular Medicare option for American seniors. Biden trotted out the tired rhetorical line that Republicans seek to slash Medicare and Social Security, two popular entitlement programs: Imagine a future with home care and elder care so seniors and people living with disabilities can stay in their homes and family caregivers get paid what they deserve! Tonight, let’s all agree once again to stand up for seniors!

Jim Biden used his brother's name and White House connections as he backed for rural health care provider - and landed jobs for three Biden family members - now accused in $100million Medicare fraud case, insiders reveal
02/19/2024 5:59:25 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
DAILY MAIL ^ | 19 February 2024 | EMMA RICHTER
Jim Biden used Joe Biden's name in his efforts to back Americore.. least three .. relatives were employed by the medical company .. Americore, a healthcare company that has been accused in $100million Medicare fraud case, revealed that Jim used his brother's clout as vice president to advance the company. Jim worked as a consultant for Americore in 2017 after his brother served eight years as vice president. Former executives from Americore .. that Jim had also planned for Joe to serve on the board and suggested his brother could promote the company during a future presidential run ... Jim...

Biden Admin May Be Setting Stage for Medicare Cuts
01/16/2024 3:59:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
Red State ^ | 01/16/2024 | Ward Clark
Healthcare, as much as the left hates to admit it, is a market item, like any other good or service. Until the mid-20th century, the provision of healthcare was like any other business; you went to the doctor, you paid him, and that was that. Granted, now modern, high-tech medicine is more expensive, and there is therefore a market for health insurance to spread that cost out. That, too, is a market item. When the government meddles in markets, they almost always screw it up. The Biden administration has never and will never learn this lesson; now, in the latest...

10 drugs targeted for Medicare price negotiations as Biden pitches cost reductions
08/30/2023 11:36:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, struggling to convince Americans that he's improved their lives as he runs for reelection, hailed his administration's Tuesday announcement that several drugs would be targeted for Medicare's first-ever price negotiations. The drugs include the blood thinner Eliquis, diabetes treatment Jardiance and eight other medications. The negotiation process was authorized under the Inflation Reduction Act, which Biden signed last year, capping decades of debate over whether the federal government should be allowed to haggle with pharmaceutical companies. Any lower prices won't take effect for three years, and the path forward could be further complicated by...

Biden's HHS Secretary Becerra threatens states and medical providers with loss of Medicare dollars if they don't provide genital mutilation surgeries
06/27/2023 9:13:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
American Thinker ^ | 06/27/2023 | Thomas Lifson
Despite two circuit courts ruling against HHS regulations seeking to compel genital mutilation surgeries by health care providers, HHS secretary Xavier Becerra threatens to find ways around the judicial restraints. Biden HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra threatens states and organizations that don't provide sex reassignment surgeries and puberty blockers for minors: "If you want that Medicaid dollar to come to your state, we're going to make sure you check the box." — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 26, 2023Is there any other life-altering, irreversible change that the federal government wants children to be able to decide on by themselves?Is there any...

Merck sues Biden administration over Medicare drug price negotiations
06/06/2023 6:39:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
CNBC ^ | June 6, 2023 | By Spencer Kimball
Global drugmaker Merck on Tuesday sued the Biden administration over Medicare’s new powers to substantially reduce drug prices for seniors under the Inflation Reduction Act, the opening salvo in the pharmaceutical industry’s efforts to weaken the program. In a scathing complaint filed in federal district court, Merck excoriated the negotiation process as a “sham” and “tantamount to extortion.” The drugmaker accused the federal government of employing what the company described as an unconstitutional scheme to take private property for public use without just compensation in violation of the Fifth Amendment. The company asked the U.S. District Court for the District...

Treat Student-Loan Borrowing Like Medicare. It’s time for the federal government to reduce higher-ed costs by fiat.
04/08/2023 6:23:00 AM PDT · by karpov · 31 replies
James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | April 5, 2023 | Chris Corrigan
I recently turned 65 and became eligible for Medicare. Like other medical insurance, Medicare requires providers who accept reimbursement to agree to a set rate for the services they provide. Since Medicare is one of the largest healthcare payers in the country, it uses its size to negotiate very low reimbursement rates, sometimes even lower than the cost to provide services. Capping reimbursements for services is one of the reasons people have health insurance; the leverage of a big insurance provider helps to keep costs low. If Medicare paid whatever the provider billed, the system would soon go bankrupt. And...

Hypocritical Joe Biden Goes Through With Cut to Medicare Advantage 2024 Rate
04/01/2023 9:04:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
Red State ^ | 04/01/2023 | Nick Arama
We’ve written about the hypocritical nature of Joe Biden’s attacks on the Republicans over Social Security and Medicare, with the Biden administration targeting Medicare Advantage. Almost 50 percent of the people eligible for Medicare opt for Medicare Advantage, so anything that would affect the program could affect a lot of people.We reported back in February about how Biden got fact-checked by Twitter that month for lying about the Republicans. But that was particularly disgraceful, when he was proposing moves that could result in cuts to payments to Medicare Advantage insurers.The 2024 Medicare Advantage and Part D Advance Notice, released in...

Biden launches battle on Capitol Hill with call for Medicare tax hike
03/08/2023 9:10:28 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
The Hill ^ | 03/08/2023 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
President Biden fired the opening shots of the battle over spending and taxes that will consume Capitol Hill this year when he proposed on Tuesday a 5 percent Medicare surtax on people who earn more than $400,000 a year. The White House is hailing the proposal, which is part of Biden’s budget plan, as something that will extend Medicare’s solvency by 25 years, but Republicans are slamming it as a “massive” tax hike and key Democrats are ducking for cover, declining to say whether they will back it. The proposal reopens the fierce political battle that wracked Capitol Hill more...

Biden Proposes to Raise Taxes on High Earners to Avert Medicare Funding Crisis WaPo
03/07/2023 5:31:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
Reuters via USN ^ | March 7, 2023 | by Shivani Tanna
(Reuters) - The White House will propose raising taxes on people earning more than $400,000 and reduce what Medicare pays for prescription drugs in a bid to keep the program stable, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. "The president's budget extends the life of the Medicare Trust Fund by at least 25 years," the report said citing the plan. The White House's proposal would raise the net investment income tax, created by the Affordable Care Act, from 3.8% to 5% for all Americans earning more than $400,000 per year, according to the report.

Medicare & Insurance Data Agree: More People Are Dying Suddenly
03/02/2023 10:16:45 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
Emerald Robinson’s The Right Way ^ | March 1, 2023 | Emerald Robinson
2023 will be the year that Americans realize: the COVID vaccines are fatal ... The experimental COVID vaccines are beginning to work — like a bio weapon. How do we know? Because excess deaths are skyrocketing around the (vaccinated) world, and insurance companies are ringing the alarm bells since they have to pay out the claims. ... The main point to remember: this trend has already started and it’s accelerating.

Biden's Medicare 'Fix' Would Only Break Seniors Wallets
02/18/2023 7:17:23 AM PST · by GailA · 54 replies
Newsmax ^ | 2/17/23 | Jared Whitley
President Joe Biden and his supporters in Congress are positioning themselves as the protectors of entitlement programs, especially Social Security and Medicare. "So tonight, let’s all agree to stand up for seniors," he said in the State of the Union address. "Stand up and show them we will not cut Social Security. We will not cut Medicare." Notwithstanding the fact that the Biden administration is spending us into the poor house — making long-term entitlement appropriations impossible — but Biden is indeed planning a Medicare cut. And in the worst possible area of the program: Medicare Advantage.

Biden in 1995: ‘When I Argued That We Should Freeze Federal Spending, I Meant Social Security as Well. I Meant Medicare and Medicaid’
02/10/2023 11:15:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
Cybercast News Service ^ | February 9, 2023 | 12:07pm EST | Melanie Arter
President Joe Biden has been accusing Republicans of trying to cut Social Security and Medicare, but it was Biden who proposed that very thing back in 1995 when he was a senator debating the Balanced Budget Amendment. In a speech on the Senate floor on Jan. 31, 1995, then-Sen. Biden said that Congress should be honest with the American people about how much something will cost, and how Congress intends to balance the budget. […]I look at the polls out there. For example, I want to go on record, and I am up for reelection this year, and I will...

Republicans Must Take the Lead in Reforming Social Security and Medicare: The last president to reform Social Security was Ronald Reagan. Republicans need to follow his example
02/10/2023 6:57:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2023 | William Manning
The last president to reform Social Security was Ronald Reagan. He formed the Greenspan Commission to formulate solutions to problems the program faced. Reagan then worked with speaker of the House Tip O'Neill to enact the solutions. Social Security as we know it would have ended decades ago had he not been successful.During the 2022 elections, Democrats claimed that Republicans would "end" Social Security and Medicare if elected. On January 26, President Biden proclaimed, "Here's the deal: they want to cut your Social Security and Medicare." At the State of the Union address, Biden doubled down, saying, "Republicans want Social...

Scott invites Biden to debate on Social Security, Medicare
02/09/2023 12:58:59 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
The Hill ^ | 02-09-2023 | JARED GANS
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) invited President Biden to debate over Social Security and Medicare on Thursday while the president is in Florida after days of the White House and the GOP sparring over whether the programs are at risk of facing funding cuts. “Since you can’t stop talking about me and lying to Floridians about Social Security and Medicare, I’m sure you’ll accept my invitation to debate the issue,” Scott wrote on Twitter. “I’ll be back in Florida tonight. You pick the time and place.”
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