Three Ways To Save Medicare Paul Ryan Doesn't Want You To Know About

Apr 30, 2011 Full story: thinkprogress.org 38

Across the country, Main Street Americans are speaking out against a GOP budget plan that would effectively end Medicare.

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“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Lady Lake, FL

#1 Apr 30, 2011
Iria Diarrhea trying to be an azz and suggest more tax increases!

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Lady Lake, FL

#2 Apr 30, 2011
Medicare is ending already on it's own because it's essentially bankrupt. Obama has to Borrow Money every year just to keep the Failure going!

Didn't help when Obama CUT $500 BILLION from Medicare Either!
McCarthy was right

Southbury, CT

#3 Apr 30, 2011
"Across the country, Main Street Americans are speaking out against a GOP budget plan that would effectively end Medicare."

Another flat-out lie from the scum-bag Progressive Socialists at thinkprogress.org

Polls are showing clearly that Americans favor the GOP for solving the budget crisis Obama has given us.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Lady Lake, FL

#4 Apr 30, 2011
Why don't we Cut ALL of Obama's Benefits to help pay for Medicare. After all, Obama Cheats on his Taxes.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Lady Lake, FL

#5 Apr 30, 2011
Isn't it odd that Obama Exempted Himself from the wretched Obamacare. Yes, it's not something anyone wants, certainly not snooty Obama.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Lady Lake, FL

#6 Apr 30, 2011
One of their suggestions was to allow foreign imports of drugs? NO - Obama CUT that out in Obamacare Back Room Deal. That was part of his $500 Billion Stealing of Funds from Medicare and his sleazy bargain with Big Pharma.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Lady Lake, FL

#7 Apr 30, 2011
Another dumb idea is to "globalize" medicare so people could Defraud the Gov easier Overseas.

Fraud is too big a problem in the USA and only an idiot would open it up to more crooks overseas.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Lady Lake, FL

#8 Apr 30, 2011
Medicare is a PONZI Scheme folks. People pay in $150K and Use $450K in Medicare. There no way to get that kind of rip off deal on anything other than a Ponzi Scheme.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Lady Lake, FL

#9 Apr 30, 2011
Medical Fraud a Growing Problem

Medicare Pays Most Claims Without Review


By Carrie Johnson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, June 13, 2008

MIAMI -- All it took to bilk the federal government out of $105 million was a laptop computer.

From her Mediterranean-style townhouse, a high school dropout named Rita Campos Ramirez orchestrated what prosecutors call the largest health-care fraud by one person. Over nearly four years, she electronically submitted more than 140,000 Medicare claims for unnecessary equipment and services. She used the proceeds to finance big-ticket purchases, including two condominiums and a Mercedes-Benz.

Health-care experts say the simplicity of Campos Ramirez's scheme underscores the scope of the growing fraud problem and the need to devote more resources to theft prevention. Law enforcement authorities estimate that health-care fraud costs taxpayers more than $60 billion each year.

A critical aspect of the problem is that Medicare, the health program for the elderly and the disabled, automatically pays the vast majority of the bills it receives from companies that possess federally issued supplier numbers. Computer and audit systems now in place to detect problems generally focus on overbilling and unorthodox medical treatment rather than fraud, scholars say.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...

Why isn't Obama fixing his Fraud Problem?

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Lady Lake, FL

#11 Apr 30, 2011
Medicare Pays Out Big Bucks For Questionable Treatments

Dec 22, 2010

The Wall Street Journal: Confidentiality Cloaks Medicare Abuse

There's something else about Dr. Wayne that doesn't resemble a normal family-practice doctor: his earnings from Medicare, the government insurance program for the elderly and disabled. Dr. Wayne took in more than $1.2 million from Medicare in 2008, according to a person familiar with the matter, a large portion of it from physical therapy.

That's more than 24 times the Medicare income of the average family doctor, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Medicare-claims data (Schoofs and Tamman, 12/22).

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports...

Waste-Fraud and Abuse are Obama's Middle Names.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Lady Lake, FL

#12 Apr 30, 2011
The Associated Press: Medicare Bilked For Inhaler Drugs In Fla.

A scam tricked Medicare into paying for nearly 10 times more units of an inhaler drug than were available in South Florida, costing taxpayers millions, according to a federal investigation released Wednesday.

The scams over an 18-month period are the latest to be pulled off in Miami and its surrounding communities, which are the national epicenter for Medicare fraud (Kennedy, 12/22).

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports...

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#13 Apr 30, 2011
as opposed to the 300 things about medicare the obama white house doesn't want you to know about?

i'm guessing we will NEVER get that thread from iria.
Gunny Stevie

Monongahela, PA

#14 Apr 30, 2011
Us Marines are opposed to anything Obama does.
Frank Lee Plain

Sugar Land, TX

#16 Apr 30, 2011
Again, Republicans are cutting life-saving benefits for the poor and middle class to preserve the tax cuts for their wealthy doners. If you earn less than $250,000/year and vote Republican, you are a sucker!

“good luck with the 72 virgins”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#17 Apr 30, 2011
The American people spoke on Nov. 2nd 2010.Iria and its left-wing cronies were not listening-as usual.
Frank Lee Plain

Sugar Land, TX

#18 Apr 30, 2011
the Messiah wrote:
Medicare is a PONZI Scheme folks. People pay in $150K and Use $450K in Medicare. There no way to get that kind of rip off deal on anything other than a Ponzi Scheme.
Private health insurance is also a ponzi scheme. the difference is that a private insurance company has a financial incentive not to cover expensive procedures or medicine, even when they give the patient the best chance for a cure:
"...the profit motive of the private system requires that
insurers place a priority on charging the highest possible market price for services at the lowest
cost for the company. Unfortunately, the quality of outcomes for patients becomes secondary."
http://www.nhchc.org/NHCHC_Health_reform_FAQs...
Ross

Lady Lake, FL

#19 Apr 30, 2011
I'm sure Iria knows more about medical insurance that anyone. Don't bother reading the articl. It is just more marxist/socialist/left slanted iria bullshit.
Ross

Lady Lake, FL

#20 Apr 30, 2011
Frank Lee Plain wrote:
<quoted text>
the difference is that a private insurance company has a financial incentive not to cover expensive procedures or medicine, even when they give the patient the best chance for a cure.
That is quite a rambling sentence.

For your information denial of services by Medicare is 30% higher than that of private insurance companies. Private insurers also offer a better variety of drugs at a more competative price than does Medicare.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#22 Apr 30, 2011
The GOP doesn't need the consent of the majority to rule. They just need the consent of the corporate elite (Wall Street) and their millions of dollars in bribes.

Lincoln spoke of "government of the people, by the people and for the people," but the Republicans have totally repudiated that idea and have sold themselves and the American people to the highest bidders...the criminal American elite.

Lincoln would puke on these traitorous Republicans.
Crooked Kenyan Clown

Atlanta, GA

#23 Apr 30, 2011
The USA is spending $189 million in INTEREST payments on the debt....EVERY HOUR....24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

But then the democRATS want us to be owned by China.

Wake up America. NO MORE vote-buying demodirt democRATS. EVER.

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