Does it get any sicker than this?

The Washington Post reports that for profit hospice care companies may be ripping off Medicare for billions of dollars by enrolling patients who aren’t actually dying. Yes, I’m afraid you read me correctly.

Isn’t capitalism swell?

Strengthen our Safety Net to Strengthen our Economy

Congress has missed their first deadline in the budget negotiations that were constructed after the government shutdown. Paul Ryan and Pat Murray are co-chairing the committee, and Ryan is peddling his usual cuts to entitlement programs. Republicans persistently talk about cutting entitlement benefits under the guise of cutting the deficit and encouraging people to pull [...]

Solving Unemployment While Destroying Social Security!

Now we have probably all read articles about saving Social Security by raising the minimum retirement age again and raising the age where one earns their maximum benefit. Of course it could simply be saved by eliminating the salary cap…but I think I discussed that elsewhere on Blogging Blue.

But what if we lowered the [...]

Tell the President That Social Security IS NOT On the Table!

New stories today say President Obama is willing to negotiate cuts to the social safety net to resolve the sequestration issue:

These include the Social Security retirement program and Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs for the elderly, disabled and poor that are becoming more expensive as a large segment of the U.S. population hits [...]

Medicare and the Fiscal Cliff

Representative John Boehner is trying to include cuts and adjustments to Medicare as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. I won’t deny Medicare needs some serious attention to insure is liquidity for the future. But it is far too important and far too complex to be addressed with sound byte ‘fixes’ during this debate. Medicare [...]

Tommy Thompson’s Medicare plan: he’ll “use the computers” to “make the necessary things”

Image courtesy Baldwin for Senate campaign

Here’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson explaining his “plan” to reform Medicare: When I’m elected to the United States Senate, I have a chance to use the computers and have the access to CBO and I’ll be able to make the necessary things.

Here’s some video of [...]

Tommy Thompson wants to “do away with Medicaid and Medicare” (VIDEO)

“Tea Party” Tommy Thompson, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate here in Wisconsin, wants you to know something:

He’ll “do away with Medicaid and Medicare” if Wisconsin’s voters send him to the United States Senate.

Don’t believe me? Watch “Tea Party” Tommy tell you himself.

As Matthew Rothschild of The Progressive has written, Tommy Thompson’s [...]

Doubling-Down on the Granny Killing

The man who invented the strategy used by Paul Ryan to gut Medicare, one Henry Aaron (no, I’m not making that up) says the plan will not work. He says many of the assumptions he made during the creation of the plan have proven wrong. Therefore the plan as a whole should be scrapped.

The [...]

Tammy Baldwin to host two Medicare town hall meetings this week

From my email inbox comes news of two Medicare town hall meetings hosted by Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who’s running for the United States Senate this year. A message from Tammy: Get the facts about Medicare

I was proud to vote no on the Ryan Budget — a failed  plan that would end Medicare as [...]

Republican Thugs – John Sullivan Edition

Oklahoma republican representative John Sullivan is a huge supporter of Paul Ryan (R- Wall St.). So much so that he is willing to do whatever it takes to pass the Paul Ryan Budget. You know the one that ends Medicare as we know it. The budget that no democrat in their right mind would vote [...]

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