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TS Radio Network: Betrayed by Hospice # 21

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TS Radio Network: Betrayed by Hospice #19

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Join us live Wednesday October 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm CST!

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Hosted by Marsha Joiner

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Betrayed by Hospice with host Marsha Joiner (18) October 9, 2019 Guest Speaker Julie Grimstad

Julie Grimstad began her career as a licensed practical nurse caring for the elderly and disabled. She has served as a patient advocate for over 30 years and has been an integral part of several organizations fighting for the right of patients. Ms. Grimstad founded and is the president of Healthcare Advocacy and Leadership Organization (HALO) and the executive director of Life is Worth Living, Inc.

The mission of HALO is to promote, protect, and advocate for the rights of the medically vulnerable through direct patient and family interactions; through community education and awareness programs; and through promotion and development of concrete “life-affirming healthcare”* alternatives for those facing the grave consequences of healthcare rationing and unethical practices, especially those at risk of euthanasia and assisted suicide. She is a writer and nationally known speaker on many aspects of healthcare and end-of-life issues and was involved with writing informative publications such as Imposed Death and Informed: A Guide for Critical Medical Decisions.

The intent of the show is to inform people about the potential dangers, terminology and red flags of the current hospice. Stealth Euthanasia is happening across the country as elderly and disabled are being targeted for early death and deemed unworthy of life. You have the right to question doctors decisions, refuse drugs, be a part of “the plan” and/or refuse hospice altogether. Never accept what you are being told without verifying.

Dial 917-388-4520 and if you have comments or questions select 1 on your phone and you will be put in a queue to speak.

Fraud and Anonymity: The Perils of Medical Care Bureaucracy

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October 8th, 2019   For Immediate Release

Contributor & author: Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD, (Oakland-California) board-certified anesthesiologist and President of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (see bio at bottom of release)

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Preview:

  • After creating the Medicare/Medicaid monster, the government’s expanded intervention into the medical care marketplace with the inaptly named Affordable Care Act doubled the premiums and deductibles for both employer-sponsored and individual insurance
  • Waste, fraud, and abuse are so rampant that the government has a Medicare Strike Force to root out and recover lost federal funds. Medicare fraud—about $60 billion in 2016 alone—is about 10 percent of Medicare’s total payments.
  • One amoral scheme recruits patients who unknowingly forgo curative treatment options by joining hospice.
  • In 2016 the government paid $160.8 million for drugs that hospice organizations should have paid for from its fixed daily fee. Our tax dollars paid for the drugs twice.
  • One typical victory is a Medicare patient whose neurologist prescribed a drug for his Parkinson’s disease symptoms. The government demanded testing that could not be done because of the patients debilitated condition. Despite a sympathetic ear and supporting research, the government arbiter could only parrot the party line: because the drug was not on the “list,” it was not covered by Medicare. In a fortunate twist of fate, with a Good Rx coupon the patient paid $34 per month cash instead of the drug’s $1,100 per month price with 20 percent patient co-pay that would have been charged through the Medicare Prescription Drug program.

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The high cost of medical care is on the lips of every politician and draining the pocketbooks of most Americans. After creating the Medicare/Medicaid monster, the government’s expanded intervention into the medical care marketplace with the inaptly named Affordable Care Act doubled the premiums and deductibles for both employer-sponsored and individual insurance. Piling on more laws, regulations, and agencies is not the answer.

Anonymity, complexity, and opacity invite shady behavior. Individuals, companies, and patients who defraud the massive federal “health system” would never dream of lifting money from their patients’ wallets or stealing from their doctors’ cash drawer.

The government’s track record does not bode well for imposing more bureaucracy to remedy a problem created by the layers of third-party payer bureaucracy. Waste, fraud, and abuse are so rampant that the government has a Medicare Strike Force to root out and recover lost federal funds. Medicare fraud—about $60 billion in 2016 alone—is about 10 percent of Medicare’s total payments. By contrast the typical private business loses 5 percent of its revenues to fraud. Unfortunately, since its inception in March 2007, the Medicare Strike Force has recouped less than $2 billion per year in misappropriated funds. More

TS Radio Network: Betrayed by Hospice # 17

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TS Radio Network: Terri LaPoint of Real News Spark

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TS Radio Network: Coz & Marti ..The Predators Walk Among US!

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