Tag Archives: Medicare

Republicans Cave on Bush Tax Cut Extension, White House Wants More

Republican congressional leaders are indicating that they will allow the Bush tax cuts to be extended until the end of the year without requiring offset spending cuts to pay for it. The White House is demanding that the GOP give even more. The leaders of congressional Republicans will present an extension of the Bush tax… Read More »

How Much Does The Government Really Have To Buy A Vote?

A break down of exactly how much does the government REALLY has to buy votes, who pays taxes, who does’t pay taxes, and how much each department spends. Bill Whittle calls Barack Obama’s $1 billion that he will spend to get re-elected “chump change” in comparison. These Big Government statistics are 22,000 times that amount…… Read More »

Newt Gingrich's Record: Uncomfortable But True

I’m going to say something uncomfortable to many of you, but it has to be said: Newt Gingrich has a history of flip-flopping on issues which rivals that of Mitt Romney. There, I said it. I’m not the only one to say it, either. Let’s look at Gingrich’s record: On global warming: He supported government… Read More »

A Better Way To Cut The Deficit

The Congressional Supercommittee has failed to come up with a deficit reduction plan. Personally, I’m thankful for that, since the very existence of the “supercommittee” was a Constitutional violation. I won’t get into a long explanation here of the debated cuts-which-weren’t-actually-cuts, or the sequestration of funds, or the odd process by which the supercommittee would… Read More »

The Super Committee Fails – Medicare and Defense to Suffer

Heartache and disappointment were thick throughout twitter, facebook and the comments on articles across the internet on the news that the Congressional “Super Committee” on deficits had failed. In actuality, nothing has actually happened. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the Republican co-chair of the committee, penned an account of why the committee failed. In short, the Democrats… Read More »

The Herman Cain/ Newt Gingrich Sit-Down

Last night two GOP Presidential candidates squared off in what was referred to as a Lincoln-Douglas style debate. CSPAN really came through in a grand scale by airing the complete debate, and they should be commended for that decision. The debate was sponsored by the Texas Tea Party Patriot PAC, and was more of an… Read More »

Obama Fleeces Seniors to Pay for Jobs Bill

As President Obama lands his taxpayer-funded corporate jet in North Carolina and Virginia this week, and then takes a short bus ride to speak to the people about his jobs bill, it would be nice if Senior citizens showed up to confront him about the provision in his jobs bill that mandates a government kickback… Read More »

Study: PPACA Changes to Medicare Equal Less Benefits, Fewer Choices & Decreased Enrollment

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will dramatically reduce the number and variety of healthcare plan choices available to seniors and reduce benefits and enrollment, according to a new study released today by the American Action Forum.  The report outlines that by 2017 nearly all Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees… Read More »

Medicare Open Enrollment: Earlier and Longer This Year

Medicare open enrollment is the period during which enrollees  can choose to change their Medicare plans. This year, the open enrollment period is nearly seven weeks long as it starts earlier – October 15th and continues through December 7th, 2011. Despite the passage of Obama’s health care plan, Medicare premiums are increasing next year. The increase means… Read More »

Obama's Latest Plan: Rescuing America From Rich People and Success

The President gave another campaign speech disguised as a “deficit reduction plan” Monday morning, this time in the White House Rose Garden.  Perhaps he hoped the the backdrop of thriving foliage would add to the illusion that his “plan” would help the economy thrive and flourish.  Here are some highlights from the campaign speech: Obama… Read More »

Actuaries Urge "Super Committee" to Put Medicare on the Table

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Academy of Actuaries Medicare Steering Committee is urging the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to develop proposals to slow health care spending growth to improve the long-term solvency and sustainability of the Medicare program. “Health care spending growth is threatening the sustainability of not only the Medicare program and the… Read More »

Congressional "Super Committee" Meets, THCA Urges Protection From Texas Rep. Hensarling Co-Chairman

Texas Nursing Home Advocates Encourage Co-Chairman Hensarling to Maintain Adequate Medicare and Medicaid Funding for Preservation of Quality Care, Key Caregiver Jobs AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Texas Health Care Association (THCA) today praised the 12 bipartisan U.S. House and Senate members of the Congressional “super committee” for convening their initial meeting in Washington, and… Read More »

DNC Launches Misleading News Campaign

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 Today the Democratic National Committee announced its “Extreme Aims” Mediscare mistruthfest in the lead-up to Thursday’s Republican debate in Iowa and the Ames straw poll on Saturday. Calling the the 2012 Republican presidential field “extreme” and “out-of-touch” in response to public opinion that is using those very terms to describe the President’s policies. Iowa Caucus// James Q.… Read More »

Boehner Releases Framework of Debt Ceiling Deal

On Sunday night, Obama announced that a deal on the debt ceiling had been reached. While House minority leader Nancy Pelosi was saying that some or none of her Democrats might vote for the proposal, House Speaker Boehner held a conference with the leaders on the right side of the aisle. Later Sunday night, he… Read More »