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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:38 pm

So, it happened, WNC is at least partly screwed.
Blue Cross NC: Mission CEO email 'dampens' hopes to strike a deal

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina called upon Mission Health on Thursday to retract the contents of a private email sent out to its senior leaders last week by President and CEO Dr. Ron Paulus.

The insurance provider said the Oct. 4 email, which was sent to about 60 employees at Mission and obtained by the Citizen-Times, "deepens our concerns and dampens our hope" that the sides can strike a deal.

... Blue Cross NC specifically singled out a comment Paulus made about the uncertainty of the future, where he remarks he's at peace "whether tomorrow and the weeks to come turns out to be a bloody slaughter like storming the beaches of Normandy or precision warfare like the first Persian Gulf war." ...
:roll: I'm not necessarily opposed to a harsh tone, but health system leadership using such a violent metaphor . . . really? What an idiot.

Tell Republicans in Congress:

Do not cut, privatize, weaken or otherwise damage Medicare. We should expand this successful program – not destroy it.
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Unread post by k9nanny » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:18 pm

It's time to say SCREW YOU to Blue Cross. The hubs got his new premium notice today, and they're going up $540 a month. That's over half of the current premium. Given the Mission mess, and his being four years away from Medicare, it's time to change.

I am livid.
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Unread post by k9nanny » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:06 pm

"Private insurers are going to give you incredible health care," says the twit.

The first thing we need to do in this country is to stop confusing insurers with health care providers.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:14 pm

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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:05 am

Latest Trump Tweet:

Happy to announce, I am nominating Alex Azar to be the next HHS Secretary. He will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices!

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Tweets today: 3
:roll: Alex Michael Azar II ... President of Lilly USA, LLC, the largest affiliate of global biopharmaceutical leader Eli Lilly and Company from 2012- 2017.

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Vrede too wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:05 am
Latest Trump Tweet:

Happy to announce, I am nominating Alex Azar to be the next HHS Secretary. He will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices!

(Liked by 3892 idiots.)
Tweets today: 3
:roll: Alex Michael Azar II ... President of Lilly USA, LLC, the largest affiliate of global biopharmaceutical leader Eli Lilly and Company from 2012- 2017.

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Yeah, this makes sense
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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:24 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:29 am
Yeah, this makes sense
So does this:
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on S. 41, the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2015. I appreciate hearing from you.

On January 5, 2017, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduces S. 41, and it was referred to the Senate Committee on Finance. If enacted, S. 41 would amend part D of Title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to negotiate with pharmaceutical manufacture the prices for prescription drugs. I understand your concern about the prices of prescription drugs, and I believe that competition is key to a robust and cost effective healthcare market that allows seniors to select healthcare plans that best meet their own needs rather than a one-size fits all application designed by Washington bureaucrats....

Sincerely,
Thom Tillis
U.S. Senator (R-NC)
Translation: He wants to end Medicare and turn it over to private insurance, and is going to do nothing about drug prices while waiting for this political impossibility to happen.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:23 pm

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:30 am

To: All Members of Congress
From: [Your Name]

Between 2011 and 2015, the country’s 10 biggest drug companies raised the prices charged to consumers, Medicare and Medicaid, for 31 of their most widely-prescribed drugs by an average of 40% to 70%. During that same time, their untaxed offshore profits soared by two-thirds to $500 billion. The tax bills now before Congress will give drug companies a huge $80 billion tax cut on those offshore profits. That’s wrong! Instead of handing the nation's biggest drug companies a massive tax break, Congress should rein in drug prices and make sure drug companies pay their fair share of taxes.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:11 pm

Stand with Sen. Sanders: Let Medicare negotiate drug prices

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Petition to Congress:

"Support the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2017, which would allow the government to negotiate directly with drug companies to lower prices for Medicare beneficiaries, much like the Veterans Health Administration and Medicaid do today."
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:21 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:11 pm
Stand with Sen. Sanders: Let Medicare negotiate drug prices

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Petition to Congress:

"Support the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2017, which would allow the government to negotiate directly with drug companies to lower prices for Medicare beneficiaries, much like the Veterans Health Administration and Medicaid do today."

So why didn't Obama when he had both houses?

Ain't gonna happen now.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:43 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:21 pm
So why didn't Obama when he had both houses?

Ain't gonna happen now.
It was loudly discussed during the ACA debate, but we know what a fucked up compromise that ended up being.
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:17 pm

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Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:43 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:21 pm
So why didn't Obama when he had both houses?

Ain't gonna happen now.
It was loudly discussed during the ACA debate, but we know what a fucked up compromise that ended up being.
It was a separate issue and a huge government savings that Obama never tried to present to the people.

We got closer with bush and an all repug Congress. At least it was talked about before the repugs gave a trillion dollars to the drug companies.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:00 pm

CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald resigns after report she invested in tobacco stocks

:lol: POSPOTUS hires "the best people".

Credit is also due to the Georgia GOP for installing Brenda Fitzgerald as Commissioner of the Department of Public Health from 2011–2017 despite her being a snake oil pusher.

So much "winning".
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Unread post by rstrong » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:21 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:21 pm
So why didn't Obama when he had both houses?
Obama only ever had a clear majority in both houses. He needed a filibuster-proof Senate supermajority to get legislation passed, and he never had that.

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Unread post by Sometime Lefty » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:29 pm

Obama had a filibuster-proof Senate supermajority for something like 59 days.

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Unread post by rstrong » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:35 pm

Sometime Lefty wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:29 pm
Obama had a filibuster-proof Senate supermajority for something like 59 days.
Nope. He never at any point had the 60 votes needed for a supermajority.

Debunking the Myth: Obama's Two-Year Supermajority
President Obama was sworn in on January 20, 2009 with just 58 Senators to support his agenda.

He should have had 59, but Republicans contested Al Franken's election in Minnesota and he didn't get seated for seven months.

The President's cause was helped in April when Pennsylvania's Republican Senator Arlen Specter switched parties.

That gave the President 59 votes -- still a vote shy of the super majority.

But one month later, Democratic Senator Byrd of West Virginia was hospitalized and was basically out of commission.

So while the President's number on paper was 59 Senators -- he was really working with just 58 Senators.

Then in July, Minnesota Senator Al Franken was finally sworn in, giving President Obama the magic 60 -- but only in theory, because Senator Byrd was still out.

In August, Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts died and the number went back down to 59 again until Paul Kirk temporarily filled Kennedy's seat in September.

Any pretense of a supermajority ended on February 4, 2010 when Republican Scott Brown was sworn into the seat Senator Kennedy once held.

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