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  • City Council backs Albany bill to create ‘Medicare for all’

    12/07/2018 8:39:26 AM PST · by EinNYC · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 6, 2018 | Yoav Gonen and Bruce Golding
    The City Council on Thursday put its political clout behind a proposal in Albany to overhaul state health care by creating a “Medicare for all” program that would raise taxes by $139 billion a year. The single-payer plan would extend coverage to the roughly 1 million uninsured New Yorkers — including undocumented immigrants — and eliminate all co-pays and deductibles.
  • Traditional Medicare vs Advantage Plans

    11/22/2018 7:12:14 AM PST · by TNoldman · 79 replies
    11/22/2018 | tnoldman
    Hi FRiends, Happy Thanksgiving I hope you are having good weather and a relaxing time. I have a Question on Medicare Plans. My Wife and I are thinking about Advantage Plans to replace Traditional Medicare. We are 81/83 now and active. We currently have Traditional Medicare with a Gap Policy. The latest offerings from United Healthcare Advantage Plans seem to have taken care of out-of-network services with their Passport which create instantaneous in-network charges in most States that we visit. Emergency care is Covered in any State. Our current Doctors accept this Advantage Plan. Our Saving would be about $5000./year...
  • My Suggested Legislation Agenda to be Passed Before (and After) the Democrats Take Over the House

    11/19/2018 11:50:04 AM PST · by Brian Griffin · 5 replies
    Brian Griffin | 11/19/2018 | Brian Griffin
    I'm pretty sure most of you will find things here to like and things here to truly hate. Border Security 1. Allow Army and Marine personnel to take leave of absences of up to 52 weeks duration, with military command approval, to join the Border Patrol and assist in its operations, with a $800/week Border Patrol salary and their military pay and benefit package. 2. Allow the Director of Homeland Security to specifically designate border security areas as shoot on sight/fire as appropriate zones. 3. Denounce [get out from under] the “Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees”....
  • Progressive House Dem pushes for vote on 'Medicare for all' bill

    11/13/2018 7:03:00 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/18 | Peter Sullivan
    Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), a top progressive Democrat in the House, on Tuesday called for hearings and a vote on "Medicare for all" legislation now that her party has taken back the House. “We are going to be pushing for it to get a hearing...to have this debate on the floor,” Jayapal said on an organizing call with the National Nurses United union on Tuesday night. Jayapal, who is co-chair of the Medicare for All caucus in the House, said it is not enough for Democrats to just say they are cosponsors of Medicare for All. Now that Democrats have...
  • Ocasio-Cortez on ‘puzzling’ question of how to fund Medicare for All: ‘You just pay for it’

    11/06/2018 2:24:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/05/18 | Aaron Colen
    **SNIP** Ocasio-Cortez was asked last week whether she thought Medicare for All was too expensive. Here’s what she said: “No, people often say, like, how are you going to pay for it and I find the question so puzzling because ‘How do you pay for something that’s more affordable? How do you pay for cheaper rent?’ You just pay for it. We’re paying more now.”
  • ‘Free Healthcare’ vs Republicans

    11/01/2018 5:30:26 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 19 replies
    Vanity | 11/1/18 | Originalbuckeye
    When the Left brings up ‘Medicare for all or Obamacare’, instead of pointing out that Government run healthcare would cost $32.3 TRILLION over the next 10 years, Republicans need to say ‘that would raise Federal taxes on every taxpayer 20%’. Period.
  • Trump announces plan to lower "unfair" prescription drug prices

    10/25/2018 8:32:19 PM PDT · by Galatians328 · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 25, 2018, 2:09 PM | CBS/AP
    President Trump announced on Thursday that he's introducing an effort to make some prescription drug prices fairer and more comparable to what they are in other countries.
  • Over Half Of America Gets More In Welfare Than It Pays In Taxes

    10/25/2018 7:22:08 AM PDT · by gattaca · 54 replies
    Mises ^ | October 24, 2018 | Ryan McCaken
    More than half of Americans receive more money in various types of government transfer payments (Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, Social Security) than they pay in federal taxes.1 According to a report released this year by the Congressional Budget Office, only the top two income quintiles in the United States pay more in taxes than they receive in government transfers. Not surprisingly, the lowest income quintiles receive far more in transfers than they pay in taxes:
  • Democrats Embrace Bernie’s Promise to End Pre-Existing Coverage

    10/24/2018 10:01:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 23, 2018 | James Freeman
    ... In anticipation of Mr. Sanders’ arrival this week in another Midwestern battleground state, Mark Sommerhauser of the Wisconsin State Journal noted on Thursday that “the policy views Sanders champions have become touchstones for many Democrats here and nationally.” Mr. Sommerhauser adds: Examples include Sanders’ “Medicare For All” health care plan and his call to raise the minimum wage to $15. Peter Rickman - a Milwaukee labor activist who led Sanders’ Wisconsin delegation to the 2016 Democratic National Convention - said Sanders “created the political space” to tout those issues, as well as free college tuition, within the Democratic mainstream....
  • 'Medicare-for-All'

    10/23/2018 4:39:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    It seems like just yesterday that Democrats were telling us that under Obamacare, "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan." That was a nice sales pitch to voters -- even though it turned out to be a lie. Millions of Americans lost affordable insurance plans that were abolished under the Affordable Care Act. Still, people liked the idea that poor people would get health coverage and everyone else could retain the medical care they had. No more. When Bernie Sanders, and half the...
  • New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

    10/14/2018 7:32:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2018 1:57 PM EDT | Nicholas Riccardi
    In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: “I want to ask you a question about health care.” Marylea Evans recounted how, decades ago, her husband had been unable to get health insurance after developing cancer, forcing the couple to sell some of their Texas ranch to pay for his treatment. Now she was worried about Democratic ads saying McSally, currently a congresswoman, supported legislation removing the requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing medical conditions....
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Mainstream Media Governor's Race Poll Leaves Ryan Bundy Out

    10/14/2018 5:12:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/12/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The NBC/Marist Poll released figures for the statewide Senate and Governor's races in Nevada this week with Republican Adam Laxalt leading 46-45 in a 'head to head' contest with Democrat Steve Sisolak for Governor. But there are other candidates in the race like Libertarian Jared Lord and Independent Ryan Bundy. NBC/Marist did create a three way set-up and there Laxalt gets a wider lead over Sisolak 44 to 40 percent with Jared Lord at eight percent. But again no Ryan Bundy listed in the poll. They put other categories in with the three candidates with "None of these candidates" getting...
  • Medicare Part B Premiums Rise Modestly In 2019, Except For Hefty New Hit To Highest Earners

    10/12/2018 11:16:36 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 94 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 12, 2018 | Ashlea Ebeling
    For 2019, Social Security is getting a 2.8% increase. Medicare Part B is increasing from $134 to $135.50. Other rates for high earners.
  • The lie at the heart of Bernie Sanders' case for 'Medicare for all'.........

    10/12/2018 10:46:19 AM PDT · by caww · 22 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 10/12/2018 | by Philip Klein
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in an op-ed accusing President Trump of lying about "Medicare for all," starts out with a whopper of his own. "It would guarantee everyone could get the healthcare they need without going into debt at far lower cost than the current dysfunctional system," Sanders writes in USA Today. The problem with his pie-in-the-sky statement, and the op-ed that follows, is that it fails to recognize the natural tradeoffs between access and cost in healthcare policy. In doing so, he also ignores the value of individual choice and the distinction between public and private that is central...
  • Yes, ‘Medicare for all’ would do away with private healthcare plans

    10/12/2018 8:27:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/12/2018 | by Philip Klein , Kimberly Leonard, & Robert King
    When President Trump declared in a USA Today op-ed that the Democrats' "Medicare for all" proposal would "outlaw" private health insurance, CNN's Jim Acosta indignantly tweeted that this was "false." But reading the text of the leading proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders makes clear that Trump's op-ed was correct. "It is right there in their proposed legislation: Democrats outlaw private health plans that offer the same benefits as the government plan." This is, in fact, 100 percent accurate. The plan would require, in four years time, for individuals to be enrolled in the new government plan at birth. At that...
  • Donald Trump: Democrats 'Medicare for All' plan will demolish promises to seniors

    10/12/2018 6:43:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    USA Today | October 10, 2018 | Donald Trump
    No excerpts allowed from USA Today, story here.
  • The Price of BernieCare: [] Republicans are telling voters the truth about single payer.

    10/12/2018 6:40:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 11, 2018
    Chuck Schumer declared this week that health care is the issue that will define the November elections, and the Senate Minority Leader may be right for the wrong reason. Democrats could end up paying a big political price for signing up en masse for Bernie Sanders’s government-run health-care agenda. Republicans are running ads slamming Democrats on single-payer health care, and President Trump framed the issue this week in a USA Today op-ed that said “Democrats would gut Medicare with their planned government takeover of American health care.” Democrats claim this is unfair because not every candidate has endorsed single payer,...
  • Trump is right: There's no possible way we can afford 'Medicare for all'....(Single Payer)

    10/11/2018 3:47:47 PM PDT · by caww · 60 replies
    White House/WashingtonExamine ^ | 10/1029018 | Sally Pipes
    He's absolutely right. Voters would do well to heed his warning......According to him, if Democrats succeed in implementing their single-payer proposal, "costs will spiral out of control. Taxes will skyrocket. And Democrats will seek to slash budgets for seniors' Medicare, Social Security and Defense." (to pay for it) A government takeover of the health system would be a fiscal nightmare. .."Medicare for all" would cost the federal government an additional $32.6 trillion in spending over its first 10 years, according to a recent analysis by Charles Blahous at the Mercatus Center. Even if the government doubled the amount of federal...
  • When will Democrats wake up and resist the socialists' scheme to take over their party?

    09/20/2018 9:44:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 20, 2018 | By Bryan Dean Wright
    When President Obama embraced “Medicare for All” earlier this month, it was a remarkable moment. Not because the proposal will be adopted (it won’t) or because the price tag would bankrupt the nation (it would). Rather, it was a remarkable moment because a former American president played the role of enabler for the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Indeed, Obama’s endorsement was a moment of great celebration for an organization that for years has plotted to hijack the Democratic Party and use it as a parasitic host to remake the nation. Here’s how. Back in 2012, the Vice Chairman of...
  • Kudlow suggests entitlement reform is coming

    09/18/2018 11:17:23 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-18-18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    President Donald Trump's top economic advisor has given Democrats fresh ammunition for one of their most used midterm attacks. Asked Monday if the Trump administration would address "entitlement reform," White House chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow said it will "probably" look at "larger entitlements" next year. Entitlement reform generally refers to changes or cuts to large government social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or food stamps.