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October 13, 2009
Powerful insurance companies don’t want to lose money, so they have organized a lying campaign to instill fear about Medicare benefits for our senior citizens. You need to read the facts and study the information. My father is 85 and was not a supporter of Medicare until after he was 65. Medicare has never denied him anything and without it, he would be penniless with all his health issues. Ironically, he is not in favor of this same kind of public coverage for others, thanks to the great job Fox News has done lying about the issues and creating fear.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | March 4, 2011
Because of lower Medicare reimbursements and higher costs, Newport Beach is considering charging residents the full cost for ambulance services. As it stands, the city subsidizes half of the costs for residents, while it charges non-residents the full amount. The proposed increase would bring in nearly $320,000 more for the city each year, according to a staff report prepared for Tuesday's City Council meeting. One of the reasons for increasing the rate, the report says, is that Medicare is paying the city 3% to 5% less in ambulance reimbursements, beginning this fiscal year.
FEATURES
By By Lindsay Sandham | January 14, 2006
Changes to Medicare's prescription drug program have been troublesome for many, who are eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal, because of problems with automatic enrollment. Medicare's prescription drug program went into effect Jan. 1 and, as many expected, thousands of beneficiaries are running into difficulties trying to get their prescriptions filled at the pharmacy. The majority of people who are having problems are those who are eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal, California's version of Medicaid.
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By Ana Facio Contreras | October 21, 2006
When Anne Hogan-Shereshevsky wanted information on choosing an HMO, she paid a visit to the Costa Mesa Senior Center. Twice a month, a volunteer counselor from the Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program is on hand at the center to answer questions about Medicare, HMOs and supplemental and long-term care insurance. "It's such a great service," Hogan-Shereshevsky said. "There's no consultation, no fees and the volunteers are trained to do this." Hogan-Shereshevsky, an active member of the senior center, knew the free service had been offered at the center since 1992.
FEATURES
By By Lindsay Sandham | October 22, 2005
The biggest change to Medicare in years will have a few bugs, an Orange County Council on Aging advisor says.With roughly three weeks left before Medicare beneficiaries can begin enrolling in the prescription drug program, health insurance and senior advocates are working hard to answer questions and counsel people about what plan to choose. Because Part D is the first time a prescription drug benefit has been offered through Medicare, and because there are more than 20 companies in California approved to offer a number of plans, sifting through the information can be confusing.
NEWS
By Judith Berry | October 6, 2009
I am against ObamaCare and I don’t even know what the final bill will be. I am reminded of that commercial last year against gay marriage: “whether you like it or not.” This is being shoved down our throats. I do not want anything passed in the dark of night without the chance to review it and see how it will affect me. You cannot believe any of the commercials, newscasters and certainly not our elected officials. This is not an emergency. It will cost us trillions of dollars, and we should take some time and do it properly.
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By Judith Berry | October 13, 2009
I am against ObamaCare and I don’t even know what the final bill will be. I am reminded of that commercial last year against gay marriage: “whether you like it or not.” This is being shoved down our throats. I do not want anything passed in the dark of night without the chance to review it and see how it will affect me. You cannot believe any of the commercials, newscasters and certainly not our elected officials. This is not an emergency. It will cost us trillions of dollars, and we should take some time and do it properly.
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By Hollaine Hopkins and By Hollaine Hopkins | July 4, 2013
California is home to 5 million Medicare beneficiaries. Our senior citizens deserve quality healthcare at a fair price. However, a new panel in Washington, D.C., is jeopardizing their care. The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is a 15-person, unelected board with the authority to impose sweeping, arbitrary cuts to Medicare if it determines that costs are growing too quickly. IPAB lacks feasible checks and balances. It is not subject to administrative or judicial oversight.
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By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | March 4, 2011
Because of lower Medicare reimbursements and higher costs, Newport Beach is considering charging residents the full cost for ambulance services. As it stands, the city subsidizes half of the costs for residents, while it charges non-residents the full amount. The proposed increase would bring in nearly $320,000 more for the city each year, according to a staff report prepared for Tuesday's City Council meeting. One of the reasons for increasing the rate, the report says, is that Medicare is paying the city 3% to 5% less in ambulance reimbursements, beginning this fiscal year.
NEWS
By Judith Berry | October 13, 2009
I am against ObamaCare and I don’t even know what the final bill will be. I am reminded of that commercial last year against gay marriage: “whether you like it or not.” This is being shoved down our throats. I do not want anything passed in the dark of night without the chance to review it and see how it will affect me. You cannot believe any of the commercials, newscasters and certainly not our elected officials. This is not an emergency. It will cost us trillions of dollars, and we should take some time and do it properly.
NEWS
By Judith Berry | October 13, 2009
I am against ObamaCare and I don’t even know what the final bill will be. I am reminded of that commercial last year against gay marriage: “whether you like it or not.” This is being shoved down our throats. I do not want anything passed in the dark of night without the chance to review it and see how it will affect me. You cannot believe any of the commercials, newscasters and certainly not our elected officials. This is not an emergency. It will cost us trillions of dollars, and we should take some time and do it properly.
NEWS
October 13, 2009
Powerful insurance companies don’t want to lose money, so they have organized a lying campaign to instill fear about Medicare benefits for our senior citizens. You need to read the facts and study the information. My father is 85 and was not a supporter of Medicare until after he was 65. Medicare has never denied him anything and without it, he would be penniless with all his health issues. Ironically, he is not in favor of this same kind of public coverage for others, thanks to the great job Fox News has done lying about the issues and creating fear.
NEWS
July 16, 2008
President George W. Bush vetoed a bill, which Congress quickly overrode, that would stop a 10.6% cut in Medicare payments to physicians and boost them 1.1% next year. Many Republicans opposed the legislation because the money to pay for it would come from more than $12 billion in reserve to pay private insurance companies that offer Medicare Advantage. Supporters estimated that without the money, 60% of the country’s doctors would have to limit the number of new Medicare patients they treat.
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