Category Archives: Medicaid

Curb Drug Costs: Makes Sense For All

By Mike Anthony, on page A10 of the Southampton Press: http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/SouthamptonEast/ Makes Sense For All Dr. David Posnett’s informative letter about House of Representative bill HR3 [“Choosing Sides,” Letters, January 9], see prior post herein, details key elements of Congress’s … Continue reading

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Trump: I will “Negotiate Like Crazy”

  https://www.27east.com/east-hampton-press/choosing-sides-1666846/ Letter printed in the East Hampton and Southampton Press, Jan 6, 2020: Choosing Sides Donald Trump has repeatedly proposed to allow Medicare to “negotiate like crazy” on prescription drugs. Now, he is backtracking. Was this all showmanship? He … Continue reading

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Medical Debt Collectors Decide Who Gets Arrested

From ProPublica comes a shocking story. While things aren’t quite as bad where I live,  I think the story is telling about what to expect in the future unless we somehow reform our healthcare system. (D. Posnett) Welcome to Coffeyville, … Continue reading

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Wendell Potter on ‘Medicare For All’

Medicare For All: A Conversation with Wendell Potter by Francesca Rheannon The campaign against Medicare For All is being fueled by health insurance cash to politicians. The health insurance industry is mounting a full court press against Medicare For All. … Continue reading

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Our Healthcare System will Change (Like it or Not)

Submitted by John Hooker In reply to a recent laudable post “Drug Prices: How Pharma Games the System,” I have this to add. To gather momentum to change our system we should be relentless in emphasizing the cost that affects … Continue reading

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Drug Prices: How Pharma Games the System

We have all seen the TV ads for Humira… What they don’t show is the cost.  For instance there are a number of different TNFalpha blockers, including Humira (adalimumab) and Embrel (etanercept). The following site lists their comparable pricing: https://www.goodrx.com/tnf-blockersContinue reading

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10 REASONS WOMEN MUST #FlipThe1st!

Issue #2: August, 2018                                 by Jacquelyn Gavron and Amy Turner    Lee Zeldin repeatedly votes for laws that jeopardize the health and financial wellbeing of … Continue reading

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