Archive for July, 2010

Stop Medicare fraud

With the country slowly going broke, it’s time to stop Medicare fraud. Someone is making millions of dollars by lying about what the medical prof…

Medicare turns 45

CHIEFTAIN PHOTO/JOHN JAQUES Shirley Levinson holds a sign at the local celebration of Medicare‘s 45th anniversary.

Today’s OpEds: Medicare at 45; The politics of entitlement spending; Deciding health care’s value

Forty-five years ago today, the creation of Medicare transformed our health-care system and our nation. It helped to make us a stronger and more prosperous country by freeing older Americans from the fear that sickness or injury would cost them their lifetime savings and security…. The reason we have the Medicare we have today is [...]

Andy Griffith, 84, in medicare ad – watch now

Watch a Medicare ad starring Andy Griffith, who promotes President Barack Obama’s health care law to senior citizens.

On Medicare’s 45th Anniversary, 85% of Retirees Are “Very” or “Somewhat” Satisfied with Their Medicare Coverage

BURLINGAME, Calif.—-On Medicare’s 45th Anniversary, 85% of Retirees Are “Very” or “Somewhat” Satisfied with Their Medicare coverage

On Medicare’s 45th Anniversary, 85% of Retirees Are “Very” or “Somewhat” Satisfied with Their Medicare Coverage

BURLINGAME, Calif.—-In an independent survey, conducted the week of the 45th anniversary of Medicare, 85% of 504 retirees on Medicare queried said they are “very” or “somewhat” satisfied with their Medicare coverage.

Stacy Sanders: A Case of the Medicare What Ifs

Today, on Medicare‘s 45th birthday, I want to reflect on what the program means for me. Typically, people think of Medicare as a program that…

Medicare Goes Mayberry: Andy Griffith Sells Health Reform Law

ABC’s Z. Byron Wolf reports: Andy Griffith is the new pitch man for the new health care law, promising seniors their benefits will not be cut. The 84 year-old TV icon appears in a video produced by HHS, posted online… Television – Andy Griffith – Mayberry – health care – Andy Griffith Show

The Republican threat to Medicare

The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee continues to use Medicare‘s 45th anniversary to highlight what Republican control could mean to the popular program. Nine Republican Senate candidates have made threatening remarks about it, including Rep. John Boozman. Said the release: Boozman Voted to Replace Medicare With a Private Program. In April 2009, Boozman voted for a [...]

Medicare and Mayberry

The Affordable Care Act will strengthen the health care system for all Americans, but senior citizens in particular stand to benefit from the new law. And the Centers for Medicare & medicaid services is getting a little help delivering the good news from a well known TV star: Andy Griffith. Today, CMS released a new [...]

Presidential Proclamation–45th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

45TH ANNIVERSARY OF MEDICARE AND medicaid BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, millions of Americans and about half our Nation’s seniors lacked health care coverage, unable to afford basic health care services or weather a [...]

Medicare anniversary celebrated in Bangor

It was 45 years ago today that President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation creating the Medicare health coverage programs for Americans age 65 and older.

Op-Ed: Securing Medicare’s future

Forty-five years ago today, the creation of Medicare transformed our health-care system and our nation. It helped to make us a stronger and more prosperous country by freeing older Americans from the fear that sickness or injury would cost them their lifetime savings and security.

Possible Scam Targeting Medicare Seniors

Police said someone is targeting senior citizens trying to milk them out of their savings. One woman in Robertson County said she refused to become a victim when scammers threatened her Medicare.

Medicare changes coming for seniors

Medicare changes coming for seniors