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  • TPP, it only gets worse, the big pharma effect
    TPP, it only gets worse, the big pharma effect
    The latest Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade secrets revealed in Wikileaks highlights the push by the pharmaceutical giants to strangle competition by eliminating the generic prescription drug market under President Obama’s new trade...
  • Supreme Court
    Obama Care preserves benefits for Autism
    With the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACT) adults with autism can continue to receive the quality care and prescription coverage they were receiving. Like it or not, Medicare is what pays for the benefits for those...
  • Check for changes in Medicare this open enrollment time
    Check for changes in Medicare this open enrollment time
    It is always important to check for changes in your insurance coverage every year, but this year is even more critical because there are many changes in the market. Every year insurance companies regroup and see if they are able to offer the same...
  • Three more sentenced to prison for Medicare fraud
    Former hospital president and others involved in multi-million Medicare fraud
    The sentencing of a former hospital president and two others for $158 million in Medicare fraud took place at a Houston courtroom Wednesday igniting new life into greed and corruption concerns in the healthcare field.“The former President of...
  • Impact of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
    Impact of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
    When President Obama signed this act into law, the headlines screamed, “Physicians get Medicare increase in payments!” It is a good example of why it is important to really pay attention to the news. The true story is that the doctors...
  • Working past retirement
    Do you have to take Medicare isurance at age 65 and still working?
    Baby Boomers are you turning 65 and wondering if you have to go on Medicare, even though you are still working. The answer is no. There are more Americans are choosing to stay employed after the age of 65. This of course is because of the poor...
  • There are over 2,000 federal, state and private benefits programs
    There are over 2,000 federal, state and private benefits programs
    Are you 55+ searching for benefits programs? Look no further than www.BenefitsCheckUp.org. There are over 2,000 federal, state and private benefits programs available to help. But, many people don’t know these programs exist or how to apply...
  • Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) addresses voters
    Ted Cruz accused of wanting to repeal the 20th Century
    With Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, the first major announced presidential candidate, surging in the polls and raking in campaign cash, it was inevitable that the push back would follow. The “Stop Ted Cruz” campaign got off to a roaring start...
  • Elderly Couple
    No country for old men, or old women
    A pair of Dallas Libertarian Examiner readers in Ft. Worth had two big plans for their retirement.Having made careful investments and having stashed away sufficient funds for a comfortable life-after-work the two were ready.First they would build...
  • Is the repeal of SGR the answer to save Medicare?
    Is the repeal of SGR the answer to save Medicare?
    Seniors ever wonder why your doctors are starting to close their practice or not take Medicare anymore? The reason is the Sustainable Growth Rate which governs Medicare physician payment rates. The formula calls for a dramatic payment cut every...
  • Congressional Interventions to Stop SGR Cuts
    What is the flaw in the Medicare formula?
    Congress made a flawed law, and now it needs to fix it.Apparently, flaws in Medicare formula are systemic and persist due to Congressional inaction. First, they created the flawed formula, and then they refused to fix it. That is the gist of the...
  • Middle-aged suicide is a new hope for Obamacare success
    Middle-aged suicide is a new hope for Obamacare success
    Suicide in people in the United States between the ages of 40 and 65 has increased at least 40 percent since 1999 according to a report at the Science Daily website on Feb. 27, 2015. If this trend continues, then Obamacare and Medicare may...
  • Nursing Home 5-Star Rating System
    CMS strengthens five star quality rating system for nursing homes
    Medicare.gov announced 3 significant improvements to their Five Star Nursing Home Quality Rating System.Incorporated the 2 nursing home quality measures for antipsychotic use into the Quality Measure Rating.Increased the number of points necessary...
  • Chicago medical providers sentenced for Medicare fraud
    Chicago medical providers sentenced for Medicare fraud
    Medicare fraud cost the government and taxpayers billions of dollars each year, as a rising threat the FBI; the primary agency to expose and investigate health care fraud, has been very proactive in identifying such fraud and has partnered with...
  • Obamacare costs more in 2015
    More Americans struggling with healthcare and costs in 2015 due to Obamacare
    Americans are facing higher premiums and penalty costs for Obamacare in 2015, and according to non-partisan experts yesterday, the President’s latest proposals do little to help citizens or his tumbling popularity regarding U.S. healthcare...
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