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Bankrupt government slashing payments to doctors by 43%; medicare patients to be rejected nationwide

1/7/2015 - As we've warned for months, just because Americans are required to have health insurance coverage under regulations contained in the Affordable Care Act, that doesn't mean that they will have access to care. If you recall, the entire purpose behind Obamacare, according to the president and the law's...

Big Pharma to bankrupt Medicaid with outrageous prices on new 'wonder drug'

8/11/2014 - The pharmaceutical industry is salivating over the prospect of milking the Medicaid system dry, now that Obamacare has expanded medical coverage to millions of low-income individuals who require expensive drug treatments for serious health conditions. New reports indicate that so-called "wonder drugs"...

Surprise: Under Obamacare, states can seize assets to recoup Medicaid expenses

3/7/2014 - Obamacare is just full of surprises, as more Americans are beginning to realize now that the law has been fully implemented. If you've followed news about the Affordable Care Act, you know that the law dramatically expands Medicaid coverage by raising the qualifying income level to include tens of...

The big Medicaid lie exposed: Govt. to collect healthcare costs from your estate even after you die

12/19/2013 - There is yet another thing that your government didn't tell you about Obamacare and its subsequent expansion of Medicaid: If you enroll in the taxpayer-funded health coverage program through an Obamacare exchange, then, when you die, your estate will be taken by the government. As reported by the...

The ticking Medicaid time bomb

12/15/2013 - One of the worst parts of the Affordable Care Act - besides the fact that it is unaffordable for millions of Americans - is the negative impact that it will have on our national debt. When the president and his minions were selling this turkey to the American people, one of the "selling points" was...

Number of young children on Medicaid taking antipsychotic drugs has tripled in 10 years

9/14/2013 - If you pay "voluntary" federal income taxes every year to the fraudulent corporation known as the "United States of America," then you are inadvertently supporting the forced antipsychotic drugging of hundreds of thousands of young children who have fallen prey to the corrupt Medicaid system. According...

Drug scarcity hits Medicaid as states limit spending

8/10/2012 - When it comes to getting some honesty from the Obama Administration regarding the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), a good rule of thumb is to believe the opposite of what the president and his echo chamber have to say about it. Since before this monstrosity was passed, astute researchers pouring...

Medicaid on brink of financial collapse in Illinois and other states

6/21/2012 - The taxpayer-funded government healthcare disaster known as Medicaid is on the brink of collapse in Illinois and a number of other states, according to reports, and legislators are working feverishly to come up with solutions to keep the welfare program afloat. A recent Reuters report explains that...

School children suffering painful, unnecessary procedures to help greedy dentists meet Medicaid quotas

6/5/2012 - The U.S. Senate and six separate states have launched inquiries into the practices of dental management firms, alleging that many such firms have cheated Medicaid by performing unnecessary and invasive procedures on poor children. Medicaid is a government health insurance program for the poor and...

Texas doctor accused of largest Medicare, Medicaid fraud scheme in US history

3/10/2012 - Medicare and Medicaid, the two largest government-run health care programs that cover health services for elderly, disabled, and low-income individuals, cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars a year just in fraudulent claims. And an ongoing crackdown on such fraud being undertaken by the U.S. Department...

Dentist used paper clips in root canals as part of fraudulent Medicaid scam

1/25/2012 1:26:05 AM - A former Fall River, Massachusetts, dentist has pleaded guilty to bilking the Medicaid system out of $130,000, illegally prescribing prescription drugs, intimidating a witness, and committing assault and battery. CBS Connecticut reports that Michael Clair had been running a third-rate dental practice...

Louisiana sues Big Pharma for Medicaid fraud

11/5/2010 - Numerous U.S. states have or are in the process of filing lawsuits against drug companies for ripping off their state Medicaid programs, with one of the most recent being Louisiana. According to a recent Pharmalot report, Louisiana's Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says that 18 drug companies deliberately...

Rising Medicaid Spending to Bankrupt States, Federal Government

4/15/2009 - Medicaid costs are expected to skyrocket in coming years, far outstripping the rate of economic growth and placing an increasing financial burden on state and federal governments, according to the first actuarial review ever conducted of the program. "This report should serve as an urgent reminder...

Drug Companies Ordered to Pay Alabama $114 Million in Medicaid Pricing Fraud Scheme

12/1/2008 - An Alabama court has ordered two major drug companies to pay the state more than $114 million after finding them guilty of Medicaid price fraud. State lawyers had accused GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis of charging Alabama's Medicaid program a higher price for drugs between 1991 and 2005 than it had...

Walgreens Allegedly Defrauded Medicaid by Secretly Switching Drugs to More Expensive Ones

8/27/2008 - Walgreen Co., owner of Walgreens Pharmacy, has agreed to pay $35 million to settle a federal lawsuit accusing it of defrauding Medicaid by switching patients onto more expensive drugs. The federal government sued Walgreens based on the testimony of whistleblower Bernard Lisitza. Lisitza, a pharmacist,...

New Medicaid rule may deny health care to millions of poor Americans

6/30/2006 - -- A new Medicaid rule set to take effect July 1 would require each of the 50 million Americans who receive Medicaid to show proof of citizenship or lose medical benefits. "Proof of citizenship" includes a passport or birth certificate, as well as other forms of identification, such as a driver's...

Drug companies allegedly defraud state Medicaid programs with 54,000% markups

2/7/2005 - Where do you find a two-dollar bottle of sodium chloride selling for $928.51? In Big Pharma, of course, where 79 drug companies are now being accused of defrauding state Medicaid programs by artificially inflating the prices of drugs. According to the Department of Justice, the actual wholesale price...

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