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  •  My mother was taking 26 pills (4+ / 0-)

    a day, as per doctor's orders. She hated taking pills, so we went to her two main doctors and asked what we could get rid of. We left with her taking 12.

    A foot doctor came to visit her, once, and we saw that he had put in charges for three separate visits.

    The corruption is endemic. It's malfeasant, if not criminally irresponsible, to cut back/delay things like Medicare while these kinds of practices go on everywhere and every day with no fix.

    The Internet is just the tail of the Corporate Media dog.

    by Jim P on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 10:47:02 AM PST

    •  A real problem w/ Medicare/Medicaid (1+ / 0-)
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      It plays hell with government budgets.

      Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

      by Betty Pinson on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 12:37:25 PM PST

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    •  Right. (0+ / 0-)

      And every year, Congress passes the "doc fix" to prevent Medicare from systematically pressuring healthcare providers to reduce their unreasonable charges.

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