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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Private Sector Far More Responsive Than Govt

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - Private Sector Far More Responsive Than Govt

Medicare goofs a lot and when it goofs, it hurts senior citizens. In some of my past articles, I have estimated that mistakes caused by federal Medicare employees and systems cost America’s senior citizens over one billion dollars per year in just Medicare Part A and Part B goofs alone.

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Businesses Already Anticipating Medicare Changes

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - Businesses Already Anticipating Medicare Changes

Obama and his allies in Congress who pushed for the new health care law complained that health care was being “rationed” by insurance companies. They forgot to mention that much of the “rationing” was being caused by rules and policies of the federal health care systems that already exist.

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Refusing to Admit a Mistake

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - Refusing to Admit a Mistake

The current Medicare system frequently fails to work for senior citizens. Very soon, everyone will be under a federal health care system like Medicare and everyone will start to experience such medical bill problems.

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Medicare Fails to Deliver

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - Medicare Fails to Deliver

Sometimes insurance companies are blamed for not paying medical bills as expected. But when the client is on Medicare, and Medicare fails to handle billing properly, the insurance company can’t do what it doesn’t know about. Government systems are notoriously inefficient, and health care is no exception.

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – More Medicare Mishaps

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - More Medicare Mishaps

The Medicare system is complicated and inefficient. There are numerous examples of its inefficiency, costing the people it supposedly serves a great deal in wasted time and money.

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Medicare Took Nearly 2 Yrs to Process Claim

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - Medicare Took Nearly 2 Yrs to Process Claim

It took a hospital and Medicare from March 2008 to February 2010 to process a claim–almost two years! Just think about all the medical bill problems the federal health care system will start to cause for everyone in the not too distant future!

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Costing Time and Money

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - Costing Time and Money

Once again government health care costs patients time and potentially money. Medicare errors can be costly in time, trouble and money to those who depend on it, and private industry is left to correct their mistakes.

Speaking of Seniors – Another Missed Opportunity for ObamaCare

Speaking of Seniors - Another Missed Opportunity for ObamaCare

One problem that the “Obamacare” health care reform bill ignored was the problem of overcharging for medicines. That problem was not solved by Medicare Part D. Instead, the Medicare Part D law made the problem worse for senior citizens.

Open Letter on Medicare

An open letter to Senators Lugar and DeMint from a medical bill troubleshooter on problems with Medicare Part B and D.

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Govt Health Care ‘Solutions’ Spread Confusion

SOS: Speaking of Seniors - Govt Health Care 'Solutions' Spread Confusion

A man with a Medicare supplement received a bill recently received a letter telling him his claim was denied. Actually, the insurance company that handled his suppliment never received the claim from Medicare. How much cost and confusion is added to the system through mistakes like these?

S. O. S. – Speaking of Seniors: Medicare Mistake Threatened Stroke or Heart Attack

Both a husband and wife who are clients of this insurance agency visited our office and each seemed so excited and upset that either of them could have had a heart attack or stroke right in our office.

Speaking of Seniors – Tell Congress About Medicare Problems

Speaking of Seniors - Tell Congress About Medicare Problems

The Medicare system’s failures cost time and money to the offices of medical service providers and insurance agency administrators and agents when we work to fix the messes that Medicare makes for senior citizens. And congress doesn’t seem inclined to do anything about it.

Senators Stick it to the States

Senators Stick it to the States

Every U.S. Senator who voted for the health care reform bill “stuck” every state in the Union with a big bill that no state needs right now during a recession and falling revenues.

Both Versions of Health Care Reform Bills Have Major Flaws

Both Versions of Health Care Reform Bills Have Major Flaws

A major reason for rising health care costs has been bad and stupid policies of the federal government. Now, both the House and the Senate version of the new bill for health care reform propose to create even more of these stupid problems.

Speaking of Seniors: Past Policy Predicts Future Policy

Speaking of Seniors: Past Policy Predicts Future Policy

The federal government’s attitude has already started to shift against senior citizens. Changing federal Medicare rules to shift the costs of self administered drugs during hospital stays off the federal government and onto senior citizens was just the start. These policy changes by the federal government predict future changes that will happen if the federal government takes over the entire health care system.

Obama, Reid, Pelosi and Allies are Scrooges

Obama, Reid, Pelosi and Allies are Scrooges

Obama, Reid, Pelosi, and their allies in Congress are “scrooges” who don’t care at all about the common people. Their lack of concern and action on the economy is destroying hope and holiday spirits. I’m saying that and I’m a Democrat and a former labor union organizer.

Be a Responsible Elected Legislator

Be a Responsible Elected Legislator

If you support a bill or amendment or procedure to forward a bill or amendment without reading it, studying it, and allowing the voters to review it and advise you, then you are an irresponsible legislator. And the label of “IRRESPONSIBLE” will stick on you in the next election.

Speaking of Seniors – Obama’s Unfair Criticism of Insurance Companies

Speaking of Seniors - Obama's Unfair Criticism of Insurance Companies

President Obama has been criticizing insurance companies. He has claimed that insurance companies make huge profits on health insurance. To people who don’t know the details of the health care system, Obama’s claims may sound good. But, a closer examination of the facts will prove that Obama is wrong.

Speaking of Seniors – Medicare Failed Immigrant

If Obama and his allies in Congress impose a national health care system that is modeled on Medicare, then everyone will start having wrongful medical bill problems. If you think that health care is expensive now, just wait until the government makes it “free.”

Speaking of Seniors: Saving $2,568

Medicare and its myriad of problems should demonstrate that we shouldn’t trust the federal government with health care. That system’s problems will be multiplied exponentially if congress forces a government health care system on Americans.

Speaking of Seniors – Another Client Saved Money

If Obama and his allies in Congress succeed in forcing a national health care system that is modeled on Medicare onto the entire population, then everyone can start to experience erroneous billing and other problems.

Speaking of Seniors – Medicare Error Almost Costs Senior $1,100

If President Obama and his allies in Congress impose a national health care system that is modeled on the Medicare system, then everyone in America will start to have the type of medical bill problems that this client experienced.

Speaking of Seniors – Lab Demanded Over $2,000 from Senior

Today errors in the thousands of dollars affect individual people in the government health care program known as Medicare. If President Obama has his way, such errors will be spread to all Americans.

Fighting for a Good Cause with a Good Sense of Humor

Fighting for a good cause with a good sense of humor lifts the spirits of allies and often lowers the spirits of the enemies of the good cause.

Will Your Senators and Congressmen Act Responsibly?

When Congress recessed for August, members were surprised that so many citizens went online to read the proposed health care law. Many Senators and House members did not bother to read the proposed law. Instead, they just gave talking points which were false and written by the bill’s supporters. Will they do any better before the issue comes to a vote?