Tag: U.S. Health Care System

The Overlooked Trumpcare Threat: It’s a Medicare Time Bomb

Posted by on June 27, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
The Overlooked Trumpcare Threat: It’s a Medicare Time Bomb

The broken promise on Medicare is in danger of slipping by beneath the radar. Only days after the election, Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he saw an opportunity to realize his decades-long dream of destroying Medicare. He said that he planned to enact legislation as soon as possible that would end Medicare’s guaranteed benefit and replace it with voucher coupons. Ryan justified this horrible plan — destined to leave the nation’s seniors without medical care after a lifetime of work — by claiming “because of Obamacare, Medicare is going broke.” Nothing could be further from the truth. The Affordable Care Act improved Medicare’s long-term finances, by requiring the wealthiest Americans to pay somewhat more. Trumpcare repeals that increased funding.

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‘This Is Not a Drill’: We Have Less Than One Week to Defeat ‘Barbaric’ Trumpcare Bill

Posted by on June 26, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘This Is Not a Drill’: We Have Less Than One Week to Defeat ‘Barbaric’ Trumpcare Bill

“The Senate’s health care legislation is an especially cruel and destructive transfer of wealth to the wealthiest American’s at the expense of kids, low-income Americans, the elderly, those with disabilities, and the nearly 23 million Americans who could lose their coverage as a result of health care repeal efforts,” said MoveOn.

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Public Health Alert: Ebola, EnterovirusD68 and the US Health Care Cartel

Posted by on October 5, 2014 in Health with 0 Comments
Public Health Alert: Ebola, EnterovirusD68 and the US Health Care Cartel

Can you imagine the bills associated with seeking and receiving care in America that are mounting for these patients? Come on, I know you see those dollar signs swimming just as I do. And the US health care cartel does too. Deductibles, co-pays… and what if you or I should go for evaluation and possible treatment and we just had a case of the flu or a bad cold with respiratory involvement? Ouch. Whether or not an illness is identified as a threat to public health or not, that hospital or other provider is going to get paid — one way or another, they will get their money.

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