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The Senate has known about the boomers and their effect on SS and Medicare for decades. Both parties have plans. That means nothing will be done. Do not count on the boomers dying off so fast. The numbers are large and even if they did croak off more than expected it would not make much difference. My care is expensive! Millennials who think boomers should die off forget about the "Death Panels." Start pushing the Death Panels. It was in Obamacare. hahahahaha. Pay up and shut up. 

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7 minutes ago, johndnorth said:

The Senate has known about the boomers and their effect on SS and Medicare for decades.

 

......And, Madi$on Avenue has been cha$in' our collective-a$$e$, since (approx.) 1950.

 

We KNOW  bullshit-bs-smiley-emoticon.gif   when we hear it!!

 

Why don't you run-along....and, buy whatever they're $elling, thi$ week!!

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"In 2016, Donald Trump proposed letting Medicare negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs and said that anyone who opposed the idea was in Big Pharma's pocket. In 2017, pharmaceutical giant Novartis paid Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen $1.2 million. Now, Trump has reportedly decided not to let Medicare negotiate lower pricesa huge gift to the pharmaceutical industry.

 

Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan is facing tough questions from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and calls to resign from progressive groups over his secretive and inappropriate payments to Trump's attorney.

 

Sign our petition now to put a massive spotlight on Trump's phony populism and hold Big Pharma executives accountable for taking advantage of American consumers."

 

Tell Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan:

Resign From Your Position And Stop Blocking Medicare From Negotiating Lower Prescription Drug Prices.


 

 

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In 2016, Donald Trump proposed letting Medicare negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs and said that anyone who opposed the idea was in Big Pharma's pocket. In 2017,pharmaceutical giant Novartis paid Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen $1.2 million.Now, Trump has reportedly decided not to let Medicare negotiate lower prices – a huge gift to the pharmaceutical industry.

 

But...but...but...  OBAMA!!!

 

It's not their fault they can't see this stuff.  They're really, really stupid.

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4 hours ago, merrill said:

Medicare Part D is scam.

 

I pulled my mother from this monster once we understood that it sucked.

Doesn't she need any drug?

Yes, it sucks, but what is the alternative?

If I could buy my prescription in Canada, it would be cheaper than what I pay for the insurance company premium.

But the government pays about 5 times the Canadian cost.

The insurance company just spends the government's money.

I am on Medicare Part D.

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4 hours ago, merrill said:

Medicare Part D is scam.

I pulled my mother from this monster once we understood that it sucked.

 

Yeah......there was a lot o' that, back then......

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/bush-s-tax-cuts-sounded-too-good-to-be-true-for-democrats-1.286029

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/bush-era-tax-cuts-didnt-fix-economy-2012-12

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On 5/22/2017 at 11:40 AM, Golfboy said:

Did you know that Medicare "D" was the ONLY government project to EVER come in at, or under budget?

One.

In the history of all social programs the government has tackled.

 

And dumbasses like Phoenix are whining about THAT program, because it was conceived/implemented by a liberal republican. lol-049.gif

 

What a bunch of BS.

 

We pulled my mother off part D because is a another conservative swindle feeding the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. The fiscal responsible approach = out of pocket.

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45 minutes ago, merrill said:

 

What a bunch of BS.

 

We pulled my mother off part D because is a another conservative swindle feeding the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. The fiscal responsible approach = out of pocket.

Isn't it strange how you can never refute any facts?

 

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That crazy Spanky......wanting to import drugs, from Canada.....rather-than cutting Big Pharma's $ub$idie$!!!

 

 

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November 23, 2005 - "For starters, the White House insisted that the final December 2003 Medicare Drug bill prohibit the government from negotiating prices directly with drug companies, a key demand of the pharmaceutical lobby. The same price leverage enjoyed by the Veterans Affairs Department and its program beneficiaries was surrendered by Medicare, with the predictable results described in the House report this week. In another poison pill added by the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbies, the Medicare Prescription Drug Modernization Act beginning in 2010 provides subsidies to private insurers to compete with traditional Medicare."

 

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On 5/22/2017 at 12:40 PM, Golfboy said:

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Did you know that Medicare "D" was the ONLY government project to EVER come in at, or under budget?

 

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Yeah....that's a lie.

 

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Medicare's Prescription For Failure

November 23, 2005

 

"Perhaps even worse, a White House desperate for an election year win on Medicare deliberately misrepresented the program's costs in order to ensure passage. On December 8, 2003, President Bush rolled out a program he claimed would cost $400 Billion over 10 years. Within two months, however, the White House notified Congress that the real price tag would approach $550 Billion. When Medicare actuary Richard Foster sought to present the true price tag to Congress in late 2003, then agency chief Thomas Scully threatened to fire him. (As it was, then House Majority Leader Tom Delay twisted arms and extended debate on the bill by hours to coerce recalcitrant Republicans, a move for which he was later admonished by a House Ethics panel.) Fast forward two years and the estimated 10 year price tag for the Medicare prescription plan now exceeds $720 Billion for its 43 million beneficiaries."

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I still have private union provided healthcare my wife is on Medicare. I get medication that costs a couple hundred dollars retail and it cost me 2 follars. My wifes part D averages 20 to 30 dollars a piece

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Drug Caravan Headed For CANADA!!!

May 7, 2019

 

"Posting a photo of a Walgreens pharmacy store on the caravan's journey to Canada, Nystrom wrote that the group "could've ended our #CaravanToCanada in 5 minutes, but unfortunately, they charge $300 for insulin. So, we will travel another 5 hours north so we will only have to pay $30 for a vial of insulin."

 

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Spanky Trump; Flip-Flopper, Extraordinaire!!

Kills Key Drug Price Proposal He Once Embraced!

July 11, 2019

 

"The proposed rule was the second major Trump drug pricing effort to collapse this week after a federal judge blocked an administration rule that would have required drugmakers to disclose the list prices of their medicines in television ads. Together, they complicate the administration’s efforts to lower prescription drug costs, potentially undermining one of President Trump’s main campaign promises as he seeks a second term.

 

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and top White House policy advisers had disagreed over the merits of the drug rebate rule, with Azar continuing to champion it and most White House policy officials arrayed against him over concerns it would cost nearly $180 billion over the next decade and could raise Medicare premiums.

 

Drug rebates, which Azar in January termed “a shadowy system of kickbacks,” are essentially discounts off the list prices of drugs. Drugmakers pay them to pharmacy benefit managers, or directly to insurers, in exchange for a drug being included on a list — or formulary — of drugs covered by a given health plan. The benefit managers say those rebates are a small part of the discounts they negotiate to lower the costs of drugs to insurers, including Medicare. They contend the real problem is that manufacturers set list prices too high."

 

 

SCRAP

MEDICARE D!!!!

 

April 1, 2007

 

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On 7/24/2017 at 12:50 PM, jerrykramer64fan said:

If they had all of this purchasing power, then why didn't they do something with it BEFORE 2005? Why didn't Medicare cover Rx prior to the Medicare Modernization Act?

 

Because the For-Profits & Big Pharma were doing just FINE, with their investments (on Wall Street), during the Clinton Years.....and, then.....WE GOT ANOTHER BUSH!!!!!

 

http://www.bushtoll.com/2009/01/13/the-bush-recessions/

http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/blog/how-insurance-companies-fight-recession-jack-your-premiums

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Republican Socialists And Medicare Part D

April 28, 2011

 

"There are many ways to determine whether a Republican is worth the least bit of support from advocates of limited government. One is to see what the persons position was on Medicare D — Bush’s prescription drug program. In particular, anyone who was in a position to vote on it, and voted for it, can simply never, ever be trusted to guard free enterprise or the Constitution against the ravages of Washington’s welfare state.

 

Every single one of these folks, without exception, is in no position to criticize Obamacare or claim to want to beat back the tide of socialism that supposedly began only two years ago when Obama rose to power. Every single one of them voted to shovel tax dollars to the pharmaceutical industry and the wealthiest age demographic — the elderly — in unambiguous defiance of the Constitution, individual liberty, the free market, fiscal sanity and classical American values."

 

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