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Stop wasting medicare dollars!

I think it’s clear to all of us that if you’re under 55 you won’t have your father’s Medicare when you turn 65. The Repugnuts are thinking of gutting the whole program! Medicare is growing at such an astronomical rate that if something isn’t done right now its costs will double in 20 years. One […]

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Medicare Part D is Aiding Seniors’ Addiction to Pain Meds

Medicare Part D is Aiding Seniors’ Addiction to Pain Meds

According to the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, as many as 17% of adults age 60 and over abuse prescription drugs. Narcotic pain killers, sleeping pills and tranquillizers are common medications of abuse. Today’s New York Times reports that about 170,000 Medicare beneficiaries received prescriptions from five or more medical practitioners. They report […]

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Obamacare Is Saving Seniors Big Bucks!

Tuesday morning a fact sheet on the healthcare.gov site called attention to the $166 million seniors have saved so far this year because of a provision in the healthcare law calling for a “50 percent discount on brand name drugs.” The discount is part of the Obama Administration’s promise to “close the ‘doughnut hole’ by […]

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Medicare Won’t Go Broke!

This week we heard, again, that the Medicare trust fund will be insolvent in 2024, 5 years earlier than previous thought. That brought the usual response of scare tactics from Repugnuts. No more Medicare unless we totally overhaul the popular program. Of course, repugnuts believe only privatization of Medicare will work. Let’s calm down and […]

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Medicare Cannot Even Give Away Healthcare

Starting in January of this year, seniors enrolled in Medicare no longer have to pay for more than a dozen tests and other services to help prevent or control cancer and other costly and debilitating diseases. These benefits, which also include an annual wellness exam, are part of the new federal health-care law. Yet, hardly anyone is […]

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