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  • Hellooo, hyperinflation: Kamala Harris's agenda is to tax-and-spend bigger

    07/24/2024 9:49:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/24/2024 | Monica Showalter
    Like Bidenflation? How about hyperinflation?That's what's on tap with Kamala Harris's tax-bigger, spend-bigger agenda, which Axios outlined this morning:Vice President Kamala Harris has used her first days as Democrats' likely nominee for president to make it clear that she'll pursue big — and expensive — parts of Joe Biden's domestic agenda that never made it across the finish line.Why it matters: Harris is signaling that even as Democrats play defense on Biden's mixed economic record, she's eager to go on offense for the next four years.Her plans include pushing for nearly $2 trillion to establish universal pre-K education and improve...
  • Kamala Harris in 2019 Bragged that She ‘Always’ Supported Medicare for All

    07/21/2024 4:58:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/21/2024 | Sean Moran
    In 2019, then-Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a Democrat presidential candidate, bragged that she had “always” supported the single-payer Medicare for All program. “I have always supported Medicare for All, I was very happy to sign onto Bernie [Sanders’] bill, and I give Bernie, frankly, a lot of credit for moving the conversation to where it is now,” Harris said in 2019 when running for the Democrat nomination for president. However, she said her version of Medicare for All, wherein Americans would still have the option to receive a private insurance plan, was similar to Medicare, where seniors can choose traditional...
  • White House explains ‘We finally beat Medicare’ debate flub

    07/03/2024 7:06:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/03/24 | Tara Suter
    The White House on Wednesday explained what President Biden meant when he misspoke and said “We finally beat Medicare” in last week’s presidential debate. “He meant to say he beat big pharma,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a briefing when asked about the president’s words. “I mean, that’s what he meant to say.” The statement about Medicare by the president last Thursday night left some confused, and the president has faced an overall negative review of his performance in the debate against former President Trump. The debate, in which Biden spoke with a raspy voice and stumbled...
  • 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
    Trump Reacts To Biden's 'We Finally Beat Medicare' Gaffe At First Presidential Debate
  • Social Security, Medicare, And Medicaid Are Cannibalizing The Entire Federal Budget

    06/24/2024 8:01:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 24, 2024 | Christopher Jacobs
    Just when you think things couldn’t get worse on the fiscal front, Washington once again manages to exceed expectations. One couldn’t help but get that impression from the latest update to the nation’s (poor) budget situation.The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released revised estimates of the nation’s budget and economic outlook over the coming years. While the prior version of the document, released in February, didn’t exactly show a fiscally responsible federal government, the intervening four months saw lawmakers digging taxpayers — that’s you and me — into an even deeper hole.More Spending by Congress and BidenOverall, CBO increased the...
  • HHS Sued Over Rule Making Taxpayers Fund Trans Procedures

    06/13/2024 4:48:12 PM PDT · by ViLaLuz · 10 replies
    The Dallas Express ^ | June 11, 2024 | Patrick Hauf, Senior Reporter
    Texas AG Ken Paxton and Montana AG Austin Knudsen have filed a joint lawsuit against the Biden administration over its rule to fund transgender procedures with taxpayer dollars under Medicaid and Medicare.
  • 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...
  • US Interest costs on the national debt just surpassed spending on defense, Medicare

    05/24/2024 1:16:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 05/24/24 | Megan Henney
    Interest payments on the nation’s ballooning debt just eclipsed spending on defense and Medicare, worrying policy experts who have warned this threatens to undermine U.S. economic stability. In the first seven months of fiscal year 2024, which began in October, spending on net interest surged to $514 billion, surpassing spending on both national defense ($498 billion) and Medicare ($465 billion). In fact, interest costs have topped spending on veterans, education and transportation combined. Rising debt will continue to put upward pressure on interest rates," the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), a nonpartisan group that advocates for lowering the...
  • New Report on Medicare Solvency Showcases Fairytale Accounting Xavier Becerra and Julie Su Are Known For

    05/13/2024 9:05:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/13/2024 | Jennifer Van Laar
    On May 6th, the 2024 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund was released. It’s a very long title for a report that simply tells us the financial state of Medicare and project the future financial solvency of the program. One claim of the report is Medicare solvency has been extended 5 more years than the 2023 projection, and won’t go broke until 2036. But as with all things involving the Biden Administration, that isn’t the entire story.The 261-page report should be a purely factual...
  • Inside the left-wing dark money voter turnout operation targeting vulnerable patients

    05/13/2024 7:02:56 AM PDT · by Twotone · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 9, 2024 | Gabe Kaminsky
    EXCLUSIVE — The Athens Neighborhood Health Center, Indiana Health Centers, and Mariposa Community Health Center collectively sit on over $58 million in assets and receive regular checks from the federal government. As federally qualified health centers registered as tax-exempt nonprofit organizations in Georgia, Indiana, and Arizona, respectively, they cater to low-income patients benefiting from Medicaid and Medicare. The FQHCs, along with their counterparts, are set for a windfall thanks to President Joe Biden earlier this year freeing up $4.4 billion for them, the most substantial annual funding increase in a decade. The taxpayer-backed health centers, however, also have something else...
  • Social Security can pay full benefits until 2035 before trust funds are depleted – one year later than expected – but time is still running out

    06/02/2022 5:45:31 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 46 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | June 2, 2022 | Alessandra Malito
    Social Security will live to see another year before its trust funds cumulatively run out of money, and Medicare Part A’s trust fund depletion date gained another two years – but the clock is still ticking for the government to fix the insolvency issue. Without any changes in the next 13 years, Social Security beneficiaries can expect to see a 20% cut to their Social Security checks in 2035, according to the Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees report released on Thursday. For Medicare Part A beneficiaries, the cut is 10% to their scheduled benefits. The Old-Age and Survivors...
  • The Deconstruction of Healthcare in America Continues

    04/28/2024 8:09:05 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 36 replies
    April 28. 2024 | Self
    Made an appointment to see a medical specialist affiliated with a large hospital and teaching institution located in Tampa, Florida. The appointment was made two months in advance, the office was that far booked up and its services apparently that much in demand. On the day of the appointment, I arrived twenty minutes early, produced my insurance and identity cards, and was given a portable tablet to complete some documentation. Just about everything I had to electronically sign on the tablet was about disclosing my personal medical history to anyone who asked for it, and agreeing that anything done to...
  • 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...
  • 3 Easy Ways to Save Money on Healthcare

    04/09/2024 8:00:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wealthy Retirement ^ | 04/09/2024 | Marc Lichtenfeld
    We all know life has gotten more expensive lately… but has anything provided more sticker shock than healthcare? Health insurance premiums rose 7% last year. Medical costs are expected to rise 7% this year after increasing 6% last year. And I’ve exclaimed “What?! That can’t be right!” after receiving a medical bill or checking out at the pharmacy more times than I can count. Yet my doctor friends claim they make less money and spend more time doing insurance paperwork than ever before. I felt bad that one of my physician friends recently had to spend time fighting with my...
  • Biden slams Trump’s fundraiser with ‘hedge fund billionaires’ just a week after star-studded NYC fundraiser

    04/06/2024 5:16:07 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/06/2024 | Mary Kay Linge
    President Biden taunted former president Donald Trump Saturday for his evening high-dollar fundraiser — dissing the “bunch of hedge fund billionaires” who were gathering in Florida to support him. “This campaign is Scranton versus Palm Beach,” Biden said in a video posted to X. “Folks, you know Trump is down in Florida today raising money from a bunch of hedge fund billionaires who want him to cut Social Security and Medicare and their taxes,” he claimed in the 54-second clip.
  • Health insurer stocks slide as final Medicare Advantage rates disappoint

    04/02/2024 12:46:28 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 7 replies
    CNBC Business News ^ | 02 April 2024 | Annika Kim Constantino
    Shares of U.S. health insurers fell after the Biden administration didn't boost payments for private Medicare plans as much as the insurance industry and investors had hoped...The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services late Monday said that government payments to Medicare Advantage plans are expected to rise 3.7% year over year...That is effectively a 0.16% decline after stripping out certain assumptions baked into that rate, according to insurers and analysts.
  • Biden’s Voting History With Social Security and What It Means for Millennials (Very bad!)

    03/16/2024 1:14:38 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 23 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 06/14/2023 | Andrew Lisa
    President Joe Biden campaigned on protecting Social Security and has slammed what he calls Republican efforts to gut the program through sunsetting, increasing the retirement age and reducing benefits. But the president has nearly a half-century of history dating to at least 1975 of voting or advocating for many of the same attacks on Social Security that he now warns could come from a Republican takeover — and both his historical record and current policies will affect today’s younger generations as they age into the program.
  • 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!