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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Sloppy Bookkeeping

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Sloppy Bookkeeping

On April 7, 2017, I wrote a letter to a medical service provider who uses a medical billing firm that has really sloppy bookkeeping habits. The client is an elderly man from Michigan City, Indiana.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Ambulance Service was Kind

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Ambulance Service was Kind

There are many rules in the Medicare system. This client got caught by a Medicare rule which caused an ambulance bill for $640 that Medicare would not help to cover. A few years ago, I warned seniors that the federal government would gradually change rules about Medicare to save the federal government money and push more medical costs back onto senior citizens.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – X Ray Firm Never Filed Claim

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – X Ray Firm Never Filed Claim

I phoned the client’s Medicare supplement insurance company to learn what it knew of these claims. It reported that Medicare never sent these claims to it. Then, with our client, I phoned Medicare to learn about these claims. According to the Medicare representative, the x-ray firm never filed the claims with Medicare at all. That is a serious error or fraud.

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Four Must-Haves for ObamaCare Replacement

Four Must-Haves for ObamaCare Replacement

It looks like the House debate on how to replace Obamacare is open again, with pressure mounting on conservative members to support the legislation proposed by House Speaker Paul Ryan. Before members rush ahead, however, given the current pause in the bill’s passage, this appears an opportune moment to note a few of the major shortcomings in the legislation’s current iteration, and potential changes that would improve it dramatically. Get rid of the 30 percent premium hike for 12 months for those whose insurance lapses 63 days. The House-proposed legislation included this new mandate that looks too much like the individual mandate and will be used by the left and the right to hammer members for raising premium rates, particularly on the uninsured. When rates go up, Republicans will get blamed for the government-mandated penalty, and this provision will loom large. Moreover, it does nothing to incentivize uninsured to go […]

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Saved Schererville Senior $238

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Saved Schererville Senior $238

On March 30, 2017, I received good news from a client who lives in Schererville, Indiana. In an envelope was a copy of the letter that she received from a local medical service provider which acknowledged a mistake and informed our client of the corrective action taken.

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Freedom Caucus: Today’s Abolitionists

Freedom Caucus: Today’s Abolitionists

The Freedom Caucus members are today’s abolitionists. They see, rightly, how far America has drifted from its blueprint of freedom, and the grave consequences of this fiscally, morally and existentially.

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Fast-food Government: GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Debacle

Fast-food Government: GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Debacle

Anybody who even occasionally gets take-out from any fast food chain will immediately get that story, because about a third of the time you don’t get what you order, even if the ticket is correct and they repeat it back to you. What’s more, when you discover the order isn’t correct – often after you arrive at home – you drive back and go in to get the order corrected, and are typically met with either a mild disinterest or outright hostility.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Think Medicaid Works Well?

SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Think Medicaid Works Well?

In 2009, the leader of a think tank in Washington, D.C. asked me to edit a research project which the think tank had sponsored on problems with Medicaid. I was flattered and honored that a think tank based in D.C. noticed my articles on Medicare problems and thought enough of my writing to ask for my help. In that project, I learned much about the problems with Medicaid. Some of them are similar to the problems in Medicare.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Mar. 17-23

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Mar. 17-23

This week, we learned that President Donald Trump’s “conservative” “pro-life” judicial nominee believes the “right” to murder your own child in the womb is “the law of the land,” and so is the “right” to counterfeit marriage, and that illegal aliens are “undocumented immigrants.” If that’s “conservative” and “pro-life,” then I guess I’m not a conservative.

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Healthcare Rights in American, Since When?

Healthcare Rights in American, Since When?

In order for government to provide what FDR’s second bill of rights guarantees, it must necessarily violate the real Bill of Rights by stealing the money it needs to make the phony guarantees. This is illegal because it is against what the Declaration of Independence refers to as “The Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.”

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