New Medicare rule may mean some can't...

New Medicare rule may mean some can't afford meds they once got...

There are 11 comments on the Newsday.com story from Feb 8, 2006, titled New Medicare rule may mean some can't afford meds they once got.... In it, Newsday.com reports that:

James Rogers could face a life of excruciating pain or even die because of an unforeseen consequence of the government's troubled new prescription drug plan.

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Frank Finamore

AOL

#1 Feb 8, 2006
SCRAP THE WHOLE MEDICARE PLAN. THE PRIVATE SECTOR WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF AND BETTER THAN THE GOVERNMENT. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A BUNCH OF GOBBELDEGOOK IN ALL MY LIFE. NO ONE I KNOW UNDERSTANDS THE RULES, I DOUBT THAT THE WRITERS UNDERSTAND THEM.
gdpawel

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Feb 10, 2006
The biggest problem with the Medicare prescription plan, was in designing the program. This administration did not want the Medicare drug benefit to be administered directly by the federal government (where Medicare is run efficiently). Instead, it devised a public program run by hundreds of competing private plans, each with its own prices and coverage policies (the private sector working at its finest).
Ken Weaver

Star, ID

#3 Feb 18, 2006
If instead of calling the Insurance Companies, that are only interested in selling "their plan", try dialing 1-800-MEDICARE. You give them a list of your meds; they run them through the computer; they give you the 3 best plans for you. I did it and it was so simple it was unbelievable!
It's called the "KISS" principle.... K I S S equals KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID.

The new plan is simple, and it works! Just quit calling the salespeople, that at best tell only half truths, and call the experts at 1-800-MEDICARE. DUHHHH!
Bugtussel

Windsor, CA

#4 Jul 24, 2010
Frank, can you explain this medicare plan to me in depth. Has it changed over the last 4 1/2 years? Please reply by 2015. Thank you.

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#5 Jul 29, 2010
Frank Finamore wrote:
SCRAP THE WHOLE MEDICARE PLAN. THE PRIVATE SECTOR WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF AND BETTER THAN THE GOVERNMENT. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A BUNCH OF GOBBELDEGOOK IN ALL MY LIFE. NO ONE I KNOW UNDERSTANDS THE RULES, I DOUBT THAT THE WRITERS UNDERSTAND THEM.
well it is now 2010 and that has come to pass, i cannot afford to buy my oxycontin and my insurance will not, pay for it, i mean how can i afford 600 dollars for 60 pills! but it is not just pain meds, they will not cover my one blood pressure, pills so i had to switch to a crummy one, they will pay for, obama does not know what he is doing, he is a nice guy, but HILLARY CLINTON, SHOULD BE THE PRESIDENT,love cat

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#6 Aug 2, 2010
Frank Finamore wrote:
SCRAP THE WHOLE MEDICARE PLAN. THE PRIVATE SECTOR WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF AND BETTER THAN THE GOVERNMENT. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A BUNCH OF GOBBELDEGOOK IN ALL MY LIFE. NO ONE I KNOW UNDERSTANDS THE RULES, I DOUBT THAT THE WRITERS UNDERSTAND THEM.
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Surely you jest. Have you forgotten the S&L of the 1980's and the recession we are now in? DUH! The private sector will do just that-take care of THEMSELVES, just like the insurance industry, the credit card industry, the oil industry and the beat goes on.

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#7 Aug 2, 2010
catspaw1955 wrote:
<quoted text>well it is now 2010 and that has come to pass, i cannot afford to buy my oxycontin and my insurance will not, pay for it, i mean how can i afford 600 dollars for 60 pills! but it is not just pain meds, they will not cover my one blood pressure, pills so i had to switch to a crummy one, they will pay for, obama does not know what he is doing, he is a nice guy, but HILLARY CLINTON, SHOULD BE THE PRESIDENT,love cat
Obama's changes haven't happened yet. We're still under the former regime's rules.

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#8 Aug 2, 2010
Bugtussel wrote:
Frank, can you explain this medicare plan to me in depth. Has it changed over the last 4 1/2 years? Please reply by 2015. Thank you.
Medicare has learned from the private sector to keep it vague. Make no promises, make it as complaicated and non commital as possible. Just read your credit card explanations of privacy etc. That is if you can decipher them.

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#9 Aug 3, 2010
No2Reichwing wrote:
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Surely you jest. Have you forgotten the S&L of the 1980's and the recession we are now in? DUH! The private sector will do just that-take care of THEMSELVES, just like the insurance industry, the credit card industry, the oil industry and the beat goes on.
yeah you are right, we cannot win for losing. love cat

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#10 Aug 6, 2010
No2Reichwing wrote:
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Surely you jest. Have you forgotten the S&L of the 1980's and the recession we are now in? DUH! The private sector will do just that-take care of THEMSELVES, just like the insurance industry, the credit card industry, the oil industry and the beat goes on.
wow you are so right! love cat
Cathy

Redwood City, CA

#11 Aug 31, 2012
Oh no. But I thought Obama has already handled things like this already? See medical related topics here http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit.com/vaginal-mes...

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