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GOPidiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1044745 Dec 18, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>
lying sack of crap, you'll die of alcoholism before you qualify:
Costs for Medicare drug coverage
You'll make these payments throughout the year in a Medicare drug plan:
Premium
Yearly deductible
Copayments or coinsurance
Costs in the coverage gap
Costs if you get Extra Help
Costs if you pay a late enrollment penalty
And you think those payments cover the costs of orescriotions for old farts?
AHAHAHAHA
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1044746 Dec 18, 2013
Two ways to get Medicare Part D
2 ways to get drug coverage

1. Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D). These plans (sometimes called "PDPs") add drug coverage to Original Medicare, some Medicare Cost Plans, some Medicare Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account (MSA) Plans.
2. Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C)(like an HMO or PPO) or other Medicare health plan that offers Medicare prescription drug coverage. You get all of your Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) coverage, and prescription drug coverage (Part D), through these plans. Medicare Advantage Plans with prescription drug coverage are sometimes called “MA-PDs.” You must have Part A and Part B to join a Medicare Advantage Plan.

http://www.medicare.gov/sign-up-change-plans/...
GOPidiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1044747 Dec 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Who in the world thinks of a POTUS as Messiah. That is so sick. What is she a little kid who needs a savior?
It's a "Newsbusters" blog, you moron.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1044748 Dec 18, 2013
What does Medicare drug plans cover?

What drug plans cover

Each Medicare Prescription Drug Plan has its own list of covered drugs (called a formulary). Many Medicare drug plans place drugs into different "tiers" on their formularies. Drugs in each tier have a different cost.

A drug in a lower tier will generally cost you less than a drug in a higher tier. In some cases, if your drug is on a higher tier and your prescriber thinks you need that drug instead of a similar drug on a lower tier, you or your prescriber can ask your plan for an exception to get a lower copayment.

http://www.medicare.gov/part-d/coverage/part-...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1044749 Dec 18, 2013
You'll make these payments throughout the year in a Medicare drug plan:
Premium
Yearly deductible
Copayments or coinsurance
Costs in the coverage gap
Costs if you get Extra Help
Costs if you pay a late enrollment penalty

http://www.medicare.gov/part-d/costs/part-d-c...
GOPidiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1044750 Dec 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
The National Wildlife Federation was given a very small mention in the article, clueless one. Obsess much?
Here, take your pick. They all report the same thing....the Keystone Pipeline will not benefit Americans.
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/pipelin...
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-22/keys...
http://money.msn.com/now/post--would-keystone...
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jul/16/busin...
"Keystone XL is not an economic benefit to Americans who will see higher gas prices and bear all the risks of the pipeline,” said report author Judy Dugan.“The pipeline is being built through America, but not for Americans.”
Key findings from the report:
- Drivers, especially in the Midwest, would pay 20 cents to 40 cents more at the pump if the disputed pipeline were built, as the current discount of up to $30 a barrel for Canadian oil disappears.
- The true goal of multinational oil companies and Canadian politicians backing the pipeline is to reach export outlets outside the U.S. for tar sands oil and refined fuels, which would drive up the oil’s price.
- With U.S. oil production rising fast, any “energy security” benefit for the U.S. would vanish as American oil output exceeds that of Saudi Arabia in about 2020, according to the International Energy Agency.
http://crooksandliars.com/diane-sweet/study-k... -
Galt has never been right about anything.
CHRISTIE 2012!!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1044751 Dec 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
The National Wildlife Federation was given a very small mention in the article, clueless one. Obsess much?
Here, take your pick. They all report the same thing....the Keystone Pipeline will not benefit Americans.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-22/keys...
-
This is just reporting what an environmental group -Natural Resources Defense Council-alleges. Basically an anti-oil group.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1044752 Dec 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
It is the Dem bill now -it is part of Obamacare.
still doesn't change this....

Recall, too, that Medicare was already broke in every meaningful sense of the term. Recall the situation in 2003. The Bush administration was already projecting the largest deficit in American history–$475 billion in fiscal year 2004, according to the July 2003 mid-session budget review. But a big election was coming up that Bush and his party were desperately fearful of losing. So they decided to win it by buying the votes of America’s seniors by giving them an expensive new program to pay for their prescription drugs.

Recall, too, that Medicare was already broke in every meaningful sense of the term. According to the 2003 Medicare trustees report, spending for Medicare was projected to rise much more rapidly than the payroll tax as the baby boomers retired. Consequently, the rational thing for Congress to do would have been to find ways of cutting its costs. Instead, Republicans voted to vastly increase them–and the federal deficit–by $395 billion between 2004 and 2013.

However, the Bush administration knew this figure was not accurate because Medicare’s chief actuary, Richard Foster, had concluded, well before passage, that the more likely cost would be $534 billion. Tom Scully, a Republican political appointee at the Department of Health and Human Services, threatened to fire him if he dared to make that information public before the vote.

http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/19/republican-b...

Bush lied. to win votes.

and another thing....

Republicans have joined Democrats in asserting that the federal government botched the beginning of the prescription drug program, which started on Jan. 1. People who had signed up for coverage found that they were not on the government's list of subscribers. Insurers said they had no way to identify poor people entitled to extra help with their drug costs. Pharmacists spent hours on the telephone trying to reach insurance companies that administer the drug benefit under contract to Medicare.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/16/politics/16... ;

somehow that sounds very familiar.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1044753 Dec 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
You are posting from a Comments is Free section-meaning these are not reporters .
<sigh>

Monisha Rajesh is a features writer.

http://www.theguardian.com/profile/monisha-ra...

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1044754 Dec 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
not buying it.
Two high-profile cases in particular have highlighted the endemic nature of the problem: one involving the alleged assault by Tarun Tejpal of Tehelka magazine on a junior colleague, and the other involving the alleged assault by a retired supreme court judge on a law intern. It is unlikely that this time last year we would have heard of either of these cases, for fear of the predictable repercussions.
What's clear now is that the volume of voices speaking out and demanding change has grown louder and more insistent in the face of a ruling elite that takes 10 steps back for every one step forward. Last week the supreme court overturned the landmark high court judgment that decriminalised gay sex in 2009. Dismay and anger at the ruling provoked a storm of fury in the media, leading to online petitions, and demonstrations urging a rollback of the court's decision.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013...
statistics say one of your relatives, if not yourself, is a rapist.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1044755 Dec 18, 2013
GOPidiots wrote:
<quoted text>
Your hard on is showing
Your mouth is watering.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1044756 Dec 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
The National Wildlife Federation was given a very small mention in the article, clueless one. Obsess much?
Here, take your pick. They all report the same thing....the Keystone Pipeline will not benefit Americans.
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/pipelin...
This is a poorly written opinion piece that fails to cite his sources along with other problems.

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1044757 Dec 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Sonic is really to throw grandma under the bus to protect Welfare.
The Dems included Part D in Obamacare.
filthy traitors if fat Teddy would have proposed it he'd be canonized by now. But, we see thru their lies and hypocrisy.

Sonic and his whole family are on welfare, always have been.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1044758 Dec 18, 2013
Happy Birthday, Medicare Part D! Now Die! Die! Die!

Economist Bruce Bartlett, an occasional Reason contributor and a pariah to many for (accurately) calling George W. Bush a phony fiscal conservative, reminds us that one of the absolutely biggest pieces of crap legislation has a birthday come Monday: Medicare Part D, the prescription drug plan that gives relatively wealthy seniors near-free drugs.

According to the latest actuaries’ report, Medicare Part D will cost taxpayers — beneficiaries pay virtually nothing —$62 billion this year. This figure is expected to rise sharply in coming years to $150 billion in 2019. By 2030, Part D alone will cost taxpayers 1 percent of GDP. In present value terms, Medicare Part D adds almost $16 trillion to our national indebtedness.(That’s how much would need to be in a trust fund today to pay all the benefits that have been promised over and above the trivial premiums paid by beneficiaries.) That is why former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker has called the unfunded prescription drug benefit “the most fiscally irresponsible piece of legislation since the 1960s.”

You got that right, Bruce. The prescription drug plan is about the worst giveaway you could imagine, just a pure, unadulterated sop to a bunch of politically connected voters. When the plan was first being discussed, seniors were paying a whopping 3.2 percent of their income on pills annually - less than they did on entertainment. As Bartlett points out, George Bush and the House Republicans (including Speaker-elect John Boehner and budget whiz Paul Ryan) who voted overwhelmingly for it didn't even bother to pretend they were going to pay for it with tax hikes or spending cuts (kudos to Sen. John McCain and the handful of other Republicans who voted against it in the Senate). Just an awful plundering of the young and relatively poor to give booty to the old and relatively flush.

Bartlett argues that the GOP learned how to stop worrying and love Medicare after they got their asses handed to them after the mid-'90s shutdown. The shutdown in large part was a result of a Clinton-Gingrich bitch fight over a GOP plan to cut back on what Ronald Reagan used to demonize as "socialized medicine." Since, then, says Bartlett, the Republicans have never been slow to gild Medicare. Most recently, they did this during their attacks on ObamaCare. The prez, they warned, would pay for his evil plan to socialize medicine by taking money from...Medicare! As a matter of basic fact, they are correct. But precisely how Medicare, especially that goddamn prescription drug plan, is worth saving at all is beyond me.

Bartlett is right to claim that the GOP of the past 10 years (at least) has never proven itself serious about cutting deficits. And I think he's right when he says:

Prodded by their new-found allies in the Tea Party movement, Republicans may have no choice but to make a serious assault on federal spending.... At some point they must address Medicare if they are serious about cutting federal spending. But then they risk throwing away all the hard-earned support they gained by adding trillions of dollars to the public debt with their unfunded Medicare Part D expansion.... A key test of whether the Tea Partiers mean what they say about cutting federal spending, or whether they are just blowing smoke, will be what they do on Medicare. If they have any guts, they’ll make repeal of Medicare Part D their first order of business.

Rage on, Cousin Brucie, rage on! And Tea Partiers, don't be misled by bullshit spectacles like votes to cut NPR's funding. I'm all for that, but if the GOP doesn't get real serious real soon about cutting spending, well, it's time to start looking elsewhere (again).

http://reason.com/blog/2010/11/19/happy-birth...
GOPidiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1044759 Dec 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
You'll make these payments throughout the year in a Medicare drug plan:
Premium
Yearly deductible
Copayments or coinsurance
Costs in the coverage gap
Costs if you get Extra Help
Costs if you pay a late enrollment penalty
http://www.medicare.gov/part-d/costs/part-d-c...
Where does the money come from to pay for all those p
rescriptions old folks take?

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1044760 Dec 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
cost link doesn't work. but it doesn't matter.
Just to be clear, the Medicare drug benefit was a pure giveaway with a gross cost greater than either the House or Senate health reform bills how being considered. Together the new bills would cost roughly $900 billion over the next 10 years, while Medicare Part D will cost $1 trillion.
Moreover, there is a critical distinction–the drug benefit had no dedicated financing, no offsets and no revenue-raisers; 100% of the cost simply added to the federal budget deficit, whereas the health reform measures now being debated will be paid for with a combination of spending cuts and tax increases, adding nothing to the deficit over the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/19/republican-b...
lying idiot, why do you hate seniors?
Costs for Medicare drug coverage
You'll make these payments throughout the year in a Medicare drug plan:

Premium
Yearly deductible
Copayments or coinsurance
Costs in the coverage gap
Costs if you get Extra Help
Costs if you pay a late enrollment penalty

Now once again, how much do you pay for your gubermint cheese that keeps you alive?

Ridiculous buffoon, you've never seen a welfare program you didn't support.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1044761 Dec 18, 2013
Hey Melvin!!! Your favorite movie "Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia" is going to be on the Movie Channel Monday night!!!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1044762 Dec 18, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>
statistics say one of your relatives, if not yourself, is a rapist.
and how do you come to that conclusion?

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#1044763 Dec 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
still doesn't change this....
Recall, too, that Medicare was already broke in every meaningful sense of the term. Recall the situation in 2003. The Bush administration was already projecting the largest deficit in American history–$475 billion in fiscal year 2004, according to the July 2003 mid-session budget review. But a big election was coming up that Bush and his party were desperately fearful of losing. So they decided to win it by buying the votes of America’s seniors by giving them an expensive new program to pay for their prescription drugs.
Recall, too, that Medicare was already broke in every meaningful sense of the term. According to the 2003 Medicare trustees report, spending for Medicare was projected to rise much more rapidly than the payroll tax as the baby boomers retired. Consequently, the rational thing for Congress to do would have been to find ways of cutting its costs. Instead, Republicans voted to vastly increase them–and the federal deficit–by $395 billion between 2004 and 2013.
However, the Bush administration knew this figure was not accurate because Medicare’s chief actuary, Richard Foster, had concluded, well before passage, that the more likely cost would be $534 billion. Tom Scully, a Republican political appointee at the Department of Health and Human Services, threatened to fire him if he dared to make that information public before the vote.
http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/19/republican-b...
Bush lied. to win votes.
and another thing....
Republicans have joined Democrats in asserting that the federal government botched the beginning of the prescription drug program, which started on Jan. 1. People who had signed up for coverage found that they were not on the government's list of subscribers. Insurers said they had no way to identify poor people entitled to extra help with their drug costs. Pharmacists spent hours on the telephone trying to reach insurance companies that administer the drug benefit under contract to Medicare.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/16/politics/16... ;
somehow that sounds very familiar.
sure imbecile, but Ostupida care won't cost a dime, will it?
LCNLin

United States

#1044764 Dec 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Was that poster, Surprize, talking about presidential approval ratings during the very first year of a second term?
George W. Bush's approval rating, according to Gallup, at the end of his first term was 62%. Third highest since Truman.
Obama's approval rating at the end of his first term was 49%.
Bush's approval was at 37% at the end of his second term.
Obama's is now at 42%- only a 5 point lead ahead of Bush at the end of his second term.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/159809/presidents-...
Obama has three more years and Obamacare to go.
President Obama not running for a third term.

No preexisting condition ban very popular with the American public. ACA

President Bush is not running for a third term.

Republican party is fighting with your tea party

LOL

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