Category Archives: medicare

Lee Zeldin’s Record

No matter where you live — Montauk or Manorville, Smithtown or Shirley, Patchogue or Port Jefferson — we all want our communities to thrive. To do that, we need a representative who puts our needs first: safe drinking water and … Continue reading

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COVID-19 is here!

We now have a confirmed case admitted at Southampton Hospital.  It is time to reassess.   Although there is but a single patient confirmed on the South Fork of Long Island, suspicion is running high. (update 3/11: 6 cases in Suffolk … Continue reading

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Sanders’ Vaporware

Published as an LTE in the East Hampton Star. Vaporware Springs, February 24, 2020 Why doesn’t Bernie Sanders level with voters as to how he plans to pay for his flagship “Medicare for All” plan? The answer is simple: He … Continue reading

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Exposing Lee Zeldin’s Record on Healthcare

Remember the Graham Cassidy bill?   By Perry Gershon Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY1) is a master at telling half-truths. He goes to great lengths to tell his constituents that he supports healthcare coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and lowering … Continue reading

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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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Medicare-for-all-who-want-it

Adapted from John Hooker in response to Wendell Potter’s statement: “There’s now a chorus of voices, led by Senators Sanders and Warren, that are saying, ‘enough’.  An entire generation has grown up hearing the stale health insurance industry talking points … 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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What is Public Charge?

From Eve Krief MD WHAT IS PUBLIC CHARGE? FULL EXPLAINER HERE: A new proposal from DHHS expands the definition of what it means to be a “public charge,” making it harder for immigrants to enter the United States and advance … 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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Zeldin is Lying about your Healthcare

  In his robocalls Zeldin uses a local physician to assure patients and constituents that he and the Republicans are not about to deny insurance for pre-existing conditions will not touch medicare will not abolish social security The physician, Dr. … Continue reading

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Zeldin Supports GOP Shenanigans

Published as Letter to Editor, The East Hampton Star Fiscal Chicanery July 10, 2018 Dear David, If you are under any illusions about congressional Republicans’ intentions to undermine the financial security of American families, just take a look at their … Continue reading

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US Healthcare: no Bang for the Buck

Health care in the US is more expensive, by far, than anywhere else on this planet.  It represents greater than 17.9% of the US GDP.   Health spending is projected to grow 1.0 percentage point faster than Gross Domestic Product … Continue reading

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Medical Billing Obfuscation versus Vaccines

I am one of those guys who never goes to see a doctor!  But in 2016 I became a grandfather.  The pediatrician of the newborn child warned the parents that everyone in contact with the child needed to have received … Continue reading

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ACA in Reverse!

About 4 million working-age people have lost insurance coverage since 2016 The uninsured rates among lower-income adults rose from 20.9 percent in 2016 to 25.7 percent in March 2018 Check out the story here! This is also interesting:  Survey shows … Continue reading

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Out-of-pocket healthcare spending could rise thanks to Lee Zeldin

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare)  was associated with reduced out-of-pocket spending for US medical care, particularly among those with lower incomes, but not with reduced premiums. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the … Continue reading

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Why are Drug Prices Going Through the Roof?

By Francesca Rheannon, Journalist Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon, Producer and Host Twitter Accounts: @WritersVoice On Facebook & LinkedIn http://www.writersvoice.net/2017/11/wendell-potter-gerald-friedman/ Why are drug prices going through the roof? We talk with Wendell Potter about Big Pharma and what his new investigative journalism site, Tarbell, is … Continue reading

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