Archive for May 30th, 2014

Drudge Headlines Today Confirm Republicans Are Just Slower Than Democrats

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Why Republicans are slowly embracing marijuana – Los Angeles Times………………….GOP candidates show signs of retreat on full Obamacare repeal as midterms approach – Washington Times

drudge“The only difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans just take longer to get there. Look at Medicare passage in 1966. Few Republicans voted for it. Said it was socialized medicine. Now you can’t find one Republican in office today that is against Medicare” – Molly Mulebriar

Hospital Agrees To Pay $40 Million To Settle Fraud Charges

Friday, May 30th, 2014

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Editor’s Note: This article reinforces the need to audit hospital bills. If your group is with a PPO, you are either prevented from auditing claims you are funding, or you have limited audit rights. It makes perfect business sense to audit your telephone bill, credit card bill, and all other bills. So why do plan sponsors give up their audit rights under a PPO plan? That makes no sense at all.

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Battle Over Drug Costs Ratchets Up – Are Price Controls Coming?

Friday, May 30th, 2014

solvadiThe battle over the rising costs of drugs, fueled by Gilead’s Hepatitis C drug Sovaldi that costs $84,000 for a 12 week treatment regimen, intensified this week. Critics of the cost have taken to referring to the drug as the “1,000-a-day” pill.

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