Medicare

Obama Slides His Rationing Doctor Into Place (Congress Is Obsolete)

Remember this from May, 2010? Dr. Donald Berwick on redistributing wealth and Britain's great choice of a national health system. Can't get someone confirmed?  Wait until Congress goes on recess. Obama to Fill Medicare and Medicaid Post Without Senate Approval President Obama intends to bypass Congress and appoint Dr. Donald Berwick to head Medicare and Medicaid, the White House announced Tuesday -- filling the job while Congress is in recess to get around Republican opposition that threatened to derail Berwick's confirmation. Berwick's supporters say he is the right man in the right place at the right time. But his opponents…
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Texas Doctors Running For The Hills And Dems Finding Their A**ES

Texas doctors opting out of Medicare at alarming rate Texas doctors are opting out of Medicare at alarming rates, frustrated by reimbursement cuts they say make participation in government-funded care of seniors unaffordable. Two years after a survey found nearly half of Texas doctors weren't taking some new Medicare patients, new data shows 100 to 200 a year are now ending all involvement with the program. Before 2007, the number of doctors opting out averaged less than a handful a year. “This new data shows the Medicare system is beginning to implode,” said Dr. Susan Bailey, president of the Texas…
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Dennis Kucinich: Medicare For All

Megan Kelly interviews Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on Obama's chess move to include the Republicans in hopes of getting healthcare passed. What is amazing to me is how far out of touch Kucinich is when he states that we should have "Medicare for all" (1:50). Oh really? Dennis, are you footing the bill? If Americans cannot pay for their own insurance, how do they pay for their neighbors?  How do I, as an unemployed American pay for Medicare?  Really, truly, I want to know how this will work! Right up there with the pink unicorns...
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