Category Archives: Medicare BS

DRUG RATIONING FOR SENIORS BEGINS

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss an under-reported and ominous proposal by the Beltway bureaucrats who run Medicare: Since passage of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, seniors enrolled in the Medicare prescription drug program have been guaranteed access to “all or substantially all” of the drugs in several classes of pharmaceuticals. President Obama’s health [...]

SINGLE PAYER: WE’VE BEEN THERE, DONE THAT

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the renewed calls for single payer health care that we’ve begun to hear since Obamacare exploded on the launch pad. Well, our progressive friends are once again calling for single payer health care. The ironic pretext this time is that Obamacare has collapsed into chaos. The health care “reform” [...]

OBAMA SHAFTS POOR AND MINORITY SENIORS AGAIN

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the new cuts to Medicare Advantage proposed by the Obama administration. No, I’m not talking about the $200 billion Obamacare cuts that have been so controversial. These are brand new cuts that CMS unveiled a couple of weeks ago: If President Obama’s rhetoric on domestic policy can be said [...]

A PIMP FOR OBAMACARE FEELS THE PAIN

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the whining of Shadowfax, a long-time advocate of government-run healthcare who has just figured out that it is “arbitrary and disconnected from reality”: When I began writing about the menace of increased federal involvement in our medical delivery system, I was surprised to discover that some doctors actually supported [...]

ABOUT THAT DOCTORS VS. OBAMACARE VIDEO

This has received a lot of play, but it gets a lot its “facts” wrong. For example, it misses the most important difference between hospitals and free-standing surgery centers. The former are more expensive because hospitals are required by federal law to take all comers. It also compares hospital list price to actual payment received [...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S AARP SPEECH BROKE MY BS DETECTOR

In today’s American Spectator I lament my decision to leave my patented BS Detector on during the President’s speech to last week’s AARP convention. His whoppers about ObamaCare and the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan came so fast and furious that they fried the machine’s circuits: I probably should have turned it off after observing its reaction [...]

THE CHARLATANS OF CHARLOTTE

In today’s American Spectator I debunk the brazen lies told at the Democratic National Convention about the Ryan plan for salvaging Medicare: He and Democrat Ron Wyden have proposed a package of reforms that combine free market competition with premium support that is so eminently sensible it has attracted more bipartisan accolades than any plan [...]

VIDEO: CNN NAILS DNC CHAIR WASSERMAN SCHULTZ ON MEDICARE LIES

On “Situation Room” DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz offers no credible response to Wolf Blitzer’s questions concerning the transparent lies she and her accomplices have been telling about the Romney-Ryan plan to fix Medicare. It’s good to see Wolf do his job for a change. [ht Breitbart]

OBAMA’S MEDISCARE CAMPAIGN FLOPS

As soon as it became known that Paul Ryan was Romney’s pick for VP, the White House and its media lickspittles attempted to depict him as some sort of monster who wanted to take Granny’s health care away. Well, it looks like seniors aren’t quite as dumb as the President thinks they are: In Florida, [...]

VIDEO: RYAN SAYS MEDICARE IS BEING USED AS A PIGGYBANK FOR OBAMACARE

In a speech today, Paul Ryan accused the President of using Medicare as a piggybank for Obamacare (the White House has already raided Medicare and siphoned more than $700 million from the program). He also discusses IPAB, the 15-member Obamacare rationing board that will decide who receives care and who does not: