Medicare

Paul Ryan's "Medicare Exchange"

Paul Ryan's 'Medicare Exchange'

Paul Ryan is Romney's choice. Conservatives remember with glee how Ryan shredded Obamacare at the President's health care summit. Ryan said the bill was "full of smoke and mirrors." He looked right into the President's eyes. Six minutes later, Obama could barely respond. Ryan's Medicare proposal now takes center stage. In March, Paul Ryan created shock waves with the Medicare reform proposed in his 2013 budget called "The Path to Prosperity."  

$8.3 Billion Medicare Program Increases Debt & Should be Cancelled

$8.3 Billion Medicare Program Increases Debt & Should be Cancelled

ST. PAUL, M.N. – On July 11th the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report questioning the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services to implement a new, $8.3 billion bonus program to help improve the quality of the Medicare Advantage program. This program took the place of the less expensive, more limited program required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Medicare Bankruptcy in (10 years); Obama Plans to Cut Medicare Advantage Program

Medicare Bankruptcy in (10 years); Obama Plans to Cut Medicare Advantage Program
The report recently made headlines as it estimated that Medicare would be bankrupt by the year 2024, but could be out of money as early as 2017—just five years from now—if expenses run high.

 

Tim Geithner - Release of the Social Security & Medicare Trustees Reports

Tim Geithner - Release of the Social Security & Medicare Trustees Reports

Every year, the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees issue reports to Congress on the strength of these two indispensable programs, and earlier today, the trustees held a meeting to complete this year’s financial review and to transmit the final reports.

Citizens Must Accept Medicare, Federal Court Rules

Citizens Must Accept Medicare, Federal Court Rules

Kavanaugh, Circuit Judge: "This is not your typical lawsuit against the Government. Plaintiffs here have sued because they don’t want government benefits. They seek to disclaim their legal entitlement to Medicare Part A benefits for hospitalization costs. Plaintiffs want to disclaim their legal entitlement to Medicare Part A benefits because their private insurers limit coverage for patients who are entitled to Medicare Part A benefits. And plaintiffs would prefer to receive coverage from their private insurers rather than from the Government."

Congressional Bill Will Impact Payments to Doctors

Congressional Bill Will Impact Payments to Doctors

St. Paul, Minn.The House of Representatives last night struck down an amended payroll tax cut bill passed by the Senate that would have delayed by two months drastic cuts in Medicare payments to physicians.

 

You CAN'T Keep Your Insurance - Obama's Radical Restructuring

You CAN'T Keep Your Insurance - Obama's Radical Restructuring

"A Radical Restructuring of Health Insurance" is a paper to be read by all Americans. The Galen Institute has provided an extraordinary list of examples of insurance companies dropping people from insurance due to Obamacare. The numbers are staggering. For instance, Blue Cross in New York is dropping 20,000 businesses. Cigna is ending coverage for small businesses in 16 states. 

 

Nurses Fired, Administrators Hired to Handle Paperwork Overload of Obamacare

Nurses Fired, Administrators Hired to Handle Paperwork Overload of Obamacare

St. Paul, Minn.Hospitals and health care organizations around the country are in job-creation mode. But it’s not what you think. Unfortunately, they’re in firing mode, too.

 

Obama's Berwick Appointment Shows Lack of Transparency

In response to today's recess appointment of Dr. Donald Berwick as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Twila Brase, RN, PHN, president of Citizens' Council on Health Care, provides the following statement

MEDICARE: Need An Escape Plan, Not a Rescue Plan

The question is asked: "Should means-testing be one of the tough choices for the impending crisis in Medicare?" It depends. Any solution for the Medicare crisis must be based on American principles of individual freedom and personal responsibility.