Cheryl

My elderly father, now deceased, had a series of strokes. we got a letter that the insurance would not pay for his rehabilitation. I struggled with this Medicare Advantage plan for months. Every vacation day that year was for the purpose of calling the insurance.

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Kenneth Kenegos

Kenneth Kenegos’s father was accidentally struck by a golf cart. He sustained a fractured pelvis and internal injuries. He was inappropriately transfer to a nursing home instead of a Step Down Unit post ICU.

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Government insiders misappropriate funds to Medicare Advantage insurers

By Don McCanne for PNHP – U.S. to boost rather than cut payments to health insurers By Sandhya Somashekhar The Washington Post, April 1, 2013 The Obama administration reversed itself Monday, scrapping plans to cut by 2.2 percent the rates paid to health insurers that take part in the Medicare Advantage program. The insurance industry…

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Private Insurers Profit by Ripping Off Medicare

Researchers say private programs like Medicare Advantage just add waste; Call for reformed, expanded Medicare for All From Common Dreams – New research by health care experts concludes that privately run insurance plans designed to supplement the Medicare system serve no truly useful purpose and instead of helping seniors receive better care, Medicare Advantage plans…

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Astroturf Lobby Charged With Tricking Old Folks Into Writing Letters To Editors

By Ryan Grim for the Huffington Post— Medicare Advantage plans — publicly funded but privately administered Medicare plans — are regularly accused of tricking the elderly into giving up their Medicare coverage for an Advantage plan that doesn’t suit them. In response, are they now tricking old folks into signing letters to local newspapers, hoping…

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