Tag Archives: Medicare

Obama Admin. Sets The Bar Even Lower: ‘HealthCare.gov Won’t Be Perfect On Dec. 1’

Administration officials said Monday that some visitors to ObamaCare's federal enrollment site would experience outages, slow response times or messages to try again later during the month of December. 


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) delivered the message in the latest attempt to downplay expectations surrounding Nov. 30, the administration's self-imposed deadline for fixing HealthCare.gov...

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ObamaCare Side Effects: Thousands of Doctors Dropped from Medicare Advantage

The Wall Street Journal reports that private insurance provider United Health is dropping thousands of doctors from its Medicare Advantage networks. Medicare Advantage is very popular with senior citizens, but United Health says that "government cuts" will "leave many elderly patients unsure whether they need to switch plans to continue seeing their doctors."...

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The 0.9% Obamacare Surtax Is Coming…

It’s hard to keep all the new Obamacare taxes straight, but there’s one that some couples won’t see until they file their 2013 taxes next April, and bizarrely it could mean a surprise tax bill or a refund. It’s the 0.9% Medicare surtax on wages and self-employment income (not to be confused with the separate new 3.8% net investment tax on capital gains, dividends and passive income)...

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Feds Spent $29 Million of Your Tax Dollars on 4,139 Illegal Aliens’ Prescription Drugs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) spent almost $29 million to cover Medicare Part D prescription drugs for 4,139 individuals “unlawfully present” in the U.S. and thus ineligible to receive federal health care benefits, according to an audit by Daniel Levinson, inspector general of the Department of Health & Human Services...

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We Can’t Solve Our Problems If We Deny We Have Them

How do you solve a problem if you refuse to admit you have one — or if you delude yourself into thinking it's not as bad as it actually is? The answer: You don't.

You might minimize symptoms and make some progress. But unless you address the root cause, you will not find a real long-term solution.

Unfortunately, far too many politicians in Washington refuse to acknowledge — and as a result, never accurately describe — the challenges currently facing America. I'm not sure why so many choose to keep their heads in the sand, but their state of denial is proving to be a significant impediment to developing solutions.

In his first dinner with Senate Republicans, President Obama accurately identified our top fiscal problem — health care spending and, in particular, Medicare...

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