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  • Rick Scott surges past Nelson with Florida voters

    06/11/2018 9:50:51 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 41 replies
    POLITICO ^ | June 11, 2018 | Marc Caputo
    Gov. Rick Scott is virtually tied with Sen. Bill Nelson among Florida voters, but the Republican is dominating the Democrat by 9 points among those nearing or at retirement age — a group that casts the majority of Florida’s votes. The results, drawn from a forthcoming POLITICO/AARP poll delving into the policy views of Florida voters aged 50 and older, exposes a political divide that bodes relatively well for Republicans when compared to some nationwide polling that shows a more-favorable environment for Democrats. Overall, voters in the nation’s largest swing state are almost evenly split when it comes to opinions...
  • AARP Applauds Trump For Taking First Step In Cutting Prescription Drug Costs

    05/16/2018 9:05:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 16, 2018 | Robin Seaton Jefferson
    The nation’s largest non-profit advocate for people over 50 is praising the Trump Administration’s first steps to bring down the costs of prescription drugs. Leigh Purvis, Director of Health Service Research in the AARP Public Policy Institute said “American Patients First: The Trump Administration Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs,” released May 11 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), is a positive first step to controlling drug costs for everyone, but particularly the elderly. “This is clearly something that President Trump mentioned during the campaign that was something that was resonating with him....
  • Thank You Senator McCain [AARP Ad]

    08/03/2017 2:00:13 PM PDT · by donna · 40 replies
    AARP ^ | 08/02/17 | AARP Advocates
    Thank you Senator McCain for standing up for the people of Arizona and voting against the bad health care bill.
  • AARP to Report Health Care Votes

    03/18/2017 4:38:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    AARP ^ | March 17, 2017 | David Frank
    Will inform 38 million members Who in the House of Representatives will support final passage of the American Health Care Act? Who will give it a thumbs-down? Driven by the ways in which the bill would seriously harm Americans 50 and older, AARP has decided to make the decision on final passage in the House “an accountability vote.” AARP is urging all representatives to vote no on the bill in its current form.  “AARP recognizes the magnitude of the upcoming vote on this harmful legislation that creates an age tax, cuts the life of Medicare and gives sweetheart deals to...
  • Social Security checks get measly $3.92 bump in 2017

    10/19/2016 11:09:59 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 122 replies ^ | 10/19/2016 | Chris Isidore
    The typical retiree's monthly Social Security check will get only $3.92 bigger next year. That amounts to an increase of just 0.3% -- the smallest ever put in place to help cover higher prices. That's still an improvement from this year, when the lack of inflation kept benefits from increasing at all. The average retiree's monthly benefit is currently $1,305.30. "Over the last five years, Social Security COLA's have remained small or nonexistent," said AARP. "Every cent can matter to beneficiaries and their families. After last year's zero COLA, this year's announcement doesn't offer much help to the millions of...
  • UnitedHealth sued over prescription drug co-pay costs

    10/05/2016 5:10:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | ‎10‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎
    UnitedHealth Group has been sued by three customers who accused the largest U.S. health insurer of charging co-payments for prescription drugs that were higher than their actual cost and pocketing the difference. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Minnesota by three UnitedHealth customers, seeks to represent a nationwide class that it says could include "tens of thousands" of people insured by UnitedHealth. The lawsuit said Minnesota-based UnitedHealth and affiliated companies charged customers co-payments for drugs that were significantly higher than prices it negotiated with pharmacies for those drugs. For example, the lawsuit claims, one class member paid a...
  • Nothing, And Everything, Has Changed.

    08/22/2016 5:42:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-22-2016 | MOTUS
    I’m taking a vacation this week so I thought it would be fun to reflect back on the Wons first Martha’s Vineyard vacation compliments of the taxpayer. First, from August 25, 2009: If The Shoe Fits (or not) Sheeze! Can you believe all the hoo-ha over Lady M’s tootsies? Haven’t I got enough to worry about from the ankles up – and please, no canckle jokes from you little zumba Everyready bunnies.I would think the MSM would be following the escapades of Rahm, the only toes in this administration that count. He’s down in Florida this week trying to stem...
  • What Hudge and Gudge Got From ACA Obamacare

    02/06/2016 8:32:33 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Freep | 2/6/2016 | CharlesOConnell
    Chesterton's Hudge, Big Govt, postures mightily against Gudge, Big Biz, but when it's time to talk turkey, they are both very well mannered, civil gentlemen. Koch Bros are tiny minnows compared with Wall St. whales who support Dems. Ken Blackwell bemoans the fact that the Affordable Care Act has resulted in the diametic opposite of its stated intentions: "a plan that was supposed to mend our nation's fractured healthcare system has driven up healthcare costs, decreased market competition, and ultimately harmed patients." And your point is? The function of a quasi-governmental cartel/monopoly is not to benefit consumers. It is to...
  • Marco Rubio has killed ObamaCare

    11/20/2015 7:47:05 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 26 replies ^ | 11/20/15 | Ed Lasky
    Marco Rubio conceived and pushed a plan that will all but kill ObamaCare -- and he did it years ago. Thank you. United Health Care, the nation’s largest HMO, delivered bad news to shareholders but good news for ObamaCare opponents yesterday. The company announced their earnings would take a big hit since ObamaCare and the associated marketplaces have not delivered the customers and the profits that starry-eyed fabulists had projected years ago. People are not signing up in droves as Barack Obama and all the Democrats and journalists who peddled ObamaCare promised. Expenses are sky-high because among those people who...
  • Stocks panic as United Healthcare merely THINKS about dropping out of Obamacare.

    11/19/2015 9:32:13 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 20 replies
    Redstate ^ | November 19th, 2015 | Moe Lane
    The very short version: United HealthCare is the biggest health care insurance provider in the country (something like 70 million people, apparently). It is huge, it is influential, it is weighty. And UHC took a $425 million dollar haircut last year in the Obamacare exchanges, so now it’s thinking of stopping selling on the exchange by the end of next year. Note that UHC did not say that they would, merely that they might. They did this at a shareholders’ meeting, too; which suggests that a large part of that might have been due to UHC’s awareness that people were...
  • AARP: The Bigger they are, the Harder they Fall

    06/08/2015 1:18:58 PM PDT · by Rona Badger · 39 replies
    The American Medical Money Machine ^ | June 8, 2015 | James R. Goldberg
    Why are people still joining AARP? Their name has crept into our national vocabulary. This is no accident. It baffles the mind how their massive propaganda machine has brainwashed America’s senior masses (eligibility age now dropped to 50!) into forking over their hard earned—and retirement—money to one of America’s biggest public “charities” whose primary beneficiaries are themselves. We plan to peel back as many of these layers of disguise as we possibly can. Our intent is to expose a skillful scheme which is decades old and stronger than ever today. AARP is a sophisticated organization with billions in total assets....
  • How a Secretive Spider Web is the Key to the Bank of Medical Care

    05/18/2015 3:33:02 PM PDT · by Rona Badger · 7 replies
    The American Medical Money Machine ^ | May 18, 2015 | James R. Goldberg
    Market-based competition is usually the primary incentive for most industries but that’s not the case when it comes to healthcare nowadays. Can we trust the government to oversee the quality, cost and access to healthcare? They have mistakenly doled out that responsibility since 1965 to the Joint Commission, a consultant firm immune from paying taxes. The JC today is an over-sized conglomeration that’s become the end-all in determining the excellence and value of our hospitals at home and abroad. They hold the key to a bank turning over nearly $4 trillion dollars a year. Where will this speeding train stop?...
  • Tax-Exempt Medical Vampires Dispense Poison Pills

    05/12/2015 11:31:31 AM PDT · by Rona Badger · 3 replies
    The American Medical Money Machine ^ | May 12, 2015 | James R. Goldberg
    Ladies and Gentlemen, a little history is appropriate for those of you who have not been following the tragic murder of my son at Bumrungrad International Hospital in 2006. A three year investigation led me back to the United States where I was amazed to see what a tangled web the corporate medical mafia has spun at the expense of the people who, at the start of our democracy, delegated rights to the government to protect and preserve liberty, freedom and justice. It was a republic—which has now mostly been bought and sold into oblivion—and is still called a democracy...
  • What the News Isn’t Saying About Vaccine-Autism Studies ( Sharyl Attkisson )

    04/25/2015 6:37:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 123 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | April 25, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    A new study this week found no link between vaccines and autism. It instantly made headlines on TV news and popular media everywhere. Many billed it as the final word, “once again,” disproving the notion that vaccines could have anything to do with autism. What you didn’t learn on the news was that the study was from a consulting firm that lists major vaccine makers among its clients: The Lewin Group. That potential conflict of interest was not disclosed in the paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine; the study authors simply declare “The Lewin Group operates with...
  • The Covert Relationship between AARP and UnitedHealth Group Now Out of the Bag

    04/21/2015 9:23:45 AM PDT · by Rona Badger · 19 replies
    The American Medical Money Machine ^ | April 20, 2015 | James R. Goldberg
    Many doctors are blacklisted and now deemed personae non gratae. Since I revealed the covert relationship between AARP and UnitedHealth Group in my article on 16 October 2012, the duo has now proudly and publicly announced their badly kept secret. Who AARP really is and what drives UnitedHealth Group is a dirty story the public needs to know. AARP derives over 80 percent of its revenue from commissions/royalties from the sale of UnitedHealthcare Group products. This cozy relationship by these fascinating bed mates is being litigated in Texas—in a class action suit, no less—by Dr. John Milton Peacock and Robbie...
  • Obama to announce retirement account change

    02/23/2015 11:39:35 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies (South Carolina) ^ | 02/23/2015 | Lesley Clark
    <p>President Barack Obama speaks in Washington. Obama will call on the Department of Labor to develop a rule that would require retirement advisers to abide by a “fiduciary” standard -- mandating that they put their clients’ interest ahead of making a profit.</p>
  • Your retirement savings: Obama proposal

    02/23/2015 9:43:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2015 11:09 AM EST | Jim Kuhnhenn
    The Obama administration is proposing tougher restrictions on brokers who manage Americans’ retirement accounts, reigniting a confrontation with the financial services industry over rules affecting trillions of dollars in 401K and other savings accounts. The change would put brokers—who sell stocks, bonds, annuities and other investments—under the stricter requirements for registered financial advisers when they handle clients’ retirement accounts. In a long-anticipated move, the Labor Department is making the proposal Monday to the White House Budget Office. After an internal review, it likely will be put out for public comment for several months. Obama was scheduled to address the AARP...
  • Massive Data Breach At Health Insurer Anthem Reveals Social Security Numbers And More

    02/05/2015 5:38:51 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2-5-15
    Today, Anthem Inc., the second largest health insurer in America revealed that hackers broke into the company’s servers and stole social security numbers and other personal information. This is a massive data breach with the potential to expose the information of nearly 80 million Anthem customers and has the potential to be the largest health care related data breach in history. The company notes that accounts associated with Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Amerigroup, Caremore, Unicare, Healthlink, and DeCare were all part of...
  • Dems push automatic IRA bill

    01/24/2015 9:57:28 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/22/2015 | Bernie Becker
    Congressional Democrats are pushing a new bill to make it easier for workers to sock money away in retirement accounts. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) said Thursday that they were introducing legislation that would set up automatic payroll deductions for contributions to Individual Retirement Accounts.
  • Fewer Struggle With Medical Costs as Obamacare Expands Coverage

    01/15/2015 12:50:54 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 37 replies
    AARP (AP) ^ | January 15, 2015 19:11 GMT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Not only do more Americans have health insurance, but the number struggling with medical costs has dropped since President Barack Obama’s health care law expanded coverage, according to a study released Thursday. The Commonwealth Fund’s biennial health insurance survey found that the share of U.S. adults who did not get needed care because of cost dropped from 43 percent in 2012 to 36 percent last year, as the health care law’s main coverage expansion went into full swing. The proportion of people who got treatment but had problems paying their bills also dropped, from 41 percent in...