Discussion in 'Politics' started by Billy000, Dec 13, 2011.
PolitiFact | Romney says only Obama has cut Medicare
Granny says dey need to send her dat 2nd stimulus check so she can pay her Medicare premium...
25 Percent of Seniors to Face Highest Medicare Premiums Under Obama Budget
February 13, 2012 Under cost-cutting reforms proposed by President Obama in his 2013 budget, 25 percent of seniors would face the highest Medicare monthly premiums for health care and prescription drugs.
Granny says she doubts she'll live long enough to collect dat much in benefits.
Medicare Faces Unfunded Liability of $38.6T--$328,404 for Each U.S. Household
April 23, 2012 Medicare faces an unfunded liability of $38.6 trillion, according to the Medicare Trustees report released Monday.
AND HERE is why..
Univ. Community Hospital Tampa.. sent 2,110 CAT scan no contrast in 2009 claims to Medicare.
Each claim to Medicare for $2,635 each BUT IT Cost the hospital $43 each!
A 6,127.91% that Medicare PAID!!
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center sent Medicare 10,711 claims for CAT scans, each for $2,068.
At a cost per CAT SCAN of $139 or an overcharge of 1487.77%!
Just two examples where Medicare gladly pays these "padded and passed on claims" and thus adding to the $250 billion a year in WASTE and FRAUD in Medicare!
AND why? Because of EMTALA... LOOK it up since 1986 another example of good intentions lead to BAD results from government interference.
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