Tag Archives: Medicare

Washington Post: Almost Every Sentence Of Trump’s USA Today Op-Ed Was Misleading Or Contained A Lie

The Washington Post reports: President Trump wrote an opinion article for USA Today on Oct. 10 regarding proposals to expand Medicare to all Americans — known as Medicare-for-All — in which almost every sentence contained a misleading statement or a falsehood. Many of these are claims we have already debunked. Presumably, the president is aware of our fact checks — …

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Trump Op-Ed: Democrats Want To Turn America Into Venezuela With Their “Dishonest” Medicare For All Plan

Glorious Leader “wrote” an op-ed for USA Today: Throughout the year, we have seen Democrats across the country uniting around a new legislative proposal that would end Medicare as we know it and take away benefits that seniors have paid for their entire lives. Dishonestly called “Medicare for All,” the Democratic proposal would establish a government-run, single-payer health care system …

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Medicare For All Is Not A Short-Term Band-Aid But A Generational Investment

Axios reports: New York Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on CNN’s State of the Union that Medicare for All would act not as “a short-term band-aid,” but as a “generational investment” that would ultimately save the American people money. Ocasio-Cortez and many of the progressive Democratic candidates running in 2018 have made single-payer healthcare, which would cost about $32.6 …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Unveils Plan To Lower Drug Prices

CNN Money reports: President Donald Trump will lay out his vision for lowering drug prices in a long-awaited speech on Friday. The president plans to provide a blueprint on how he will make prescription medication more affordable, according to senior administration officials. It will seek to increase competition and improve the negotiation of drug prices, as well as reduce consumers’ …

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FLORIDA: Rick Scott Teases US Senate Announcement

Politico reports: Florida Gov. Rick Scott is set to make a “major announcement” on April 9 amid long-running rumors he will run for U.S. Senate, according to Jackie Schutz Zeckman, Scott’s outgoing chief of staff. If Scott runs for Senate, it will set up what will be a nationally-watched race in a state with notoriously razor thin statewide election results. …

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Trump Scales Back Fines On Abusive Nursing Homes

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration is scaling back the use of fines against nursing homes that harm residents or place them in grave risk of injury, part of a broader relaxation of regulations under the president. The shift in the Medicare program’s penalty protocols was requested by the nursing home industry. The American Health Care Association, the …

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Congressional Budget Office Predicts As Many As 24 Million Could Lose Coverage Under Trumpcare

Business Insider reports: The Congressional Budget Office on Monday released a much-anticipated report detailing the possible effects of the American Health Care Act, the GOP leadership’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The CBO projected that as many as 14 million Americans could lose their coverage due to the AHCA in 2018. As the Medicaid changes went …

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Bernie Sanders Trolls Trump With His Own Tweet: Just Admit You Were Lying Or Leave Medicare Alone [VIDEO]

SUH-NAP. Via Gizmodo: The Senate is currently debating the repeal of Obamacare. And since Senators love their visual aids, it makes sense that Bernie Sanders brought one along with him to work today. But Bernie’s sign marks the dawn of a new era in a lot of ways. He literally just printed out a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump. To …

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Trump Taps Leading Obamacare Critic To Run HHS

NBC News reports: President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he will nominate Georgia Rep. Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services. The Cabinet-level pick, which requires Senate confirmation, inserts one of Obamacare’s most outspoken critics into the key position to dismantle it and help Republicans implement their own blueprint for health care reform. “Chairman Price, a …

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Paul Ryan: Medicare Will Be Privatized [VIDEO]

Jonathan Chait writes for New York Magazine: “Your solution has always been to put things together, including entitlement reform,” says Baier, using Republican code for privatizing Medicare. Ryan replies, “If you’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare, you have to address those issues as well. … Medicare has got some serious issues because of Obamacare. So those things are part …

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Medicare Mermaids For Hillary [VIDEO]

In one of the more unusual 2016 election clips, two senior citizen mermaids with thick Brooklyn accents lounge by the sea, gossip, and kvetch about their ailments while bemoaning a Republican plan to privatize Medicare. As one of them leafs through Mermaid Jones magazine, they agree that only Hillary can save Medicare. Watch below.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott Endorses Trump

It makes perfect sense that the man who ran the company that paid the largest Medicare fraud settlement in US history would endorse a fellow scam artist. From Rick Scott’s Facebook page: I’m asking all Republicans today to come together and begin preparing to win the general election in November. With his victories yesterday, I believe it is now time …

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HHS Extends Medicare Coverage To Married Gays In Nursing Homes

Via press release: Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a memo clarifying that all beneficiaries in private Medicare plans have access to equal coverage when it comes to care in a nursing home where their spouse lives. This is the first guidance issued by HHS in response to the recent Supreme Court ruling, which held section …

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Rep. Jackie Speier To Introduce House Resolution Against “Ex-Gay Quackery”

From the office of Rep. Jackie Speier: In response to tragic examples of the harmful psychological abuse inflicted on young people through dangerous sexual orientation conversion practices, also known as reparative therapy to convert or “repair” an individual’s sexual orientation, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) will introduce the Stop Harming Our Kids (SHOK) resolution on Wednesday, November 28. At …

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Baldwin Opponent Caught Boasting: I’m The Guy To End Medicaid & Medicare

Tammy Baldwin’s Senate opponent has been caught on tape bragging to a Tea Party audience that he’s the best man to end Medicare and Medicaid. The Atlantic wonders: “Will this video sink Tommy Thompson?” The clip has already been turned into a pro-Baldwin ad.

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Paul Ryan Booed By AARP

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Obama: We Can’t Afford Paul Ryan

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Romney: I’m The Savior Of Medicare

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Paul Ryan: I Now Love Medicare

Funny how this message comes while Ryan speaks to the world’s largest retirement community in Florida, innit?

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Remixing Romney’s Whiteboard

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