Category: Medicare

Medical Costs Transparency: As Clear as Peanut Butter | Singleton

By Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD _ What if purchasing medical products and services were like buying peanut butter? Grocery stores have several brands and varieties: smooth, chunky, old-fashioned, natural, organic, no added sugar, reduced fat, no-stir, and pre-mixed with Read More

Op-Ed: Where’s Pallone when we need him?

Proposed Rebate Rule Hands a Hefty Payday to Big Pharma Paid for By Patients AND Taxpayers By Rich Pezzullo _ There is full -fledged crisis that is not on the border – it’s in our families and can no longer Read More

After aiding a Medicare fraudster who blinded his victims? Menendez claiming he’s defended the program is nothing short of evil. | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ Politics is, at its core, the art of persuasion. “Spin” is to be expected. But some claims are simply so beyond the pale — so outside the realm of truth, and context, and just plain old Read More

In the N.J. Senate battle over drug pricing? Bob Menendez is unarmed.

By Matt Rooney _ Bob Menendez may be on record as ‘saddened’ by the lengthy prison term facing his long-time friend and donor Salomon Melgen, Save Jerseyans, but should anyone be? More to the point: where does Menendez of all people get off Read More

Menendez’s buddy Melgen gets 17 years in prison

By The Staff _ Dr. Salomon Melgen of Florida, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez’s former co-defendant in a federal corruption indictment, got hammered with a lengthy 17-year sentence on Thursday in addition to $42.6 million in Medicare restitution. Melgen and Menendez are Read More

Menendez friend donated $300k to N.J. Dems ahead of high-level meeting, witness testifies

NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’s close friend donated $300,000 to a Super PAC dedicated to Democratic senators shortly before the New Jersey politician had a meeting with a high-ranking government health care official about a disputed Medicare policy, a Read More

Senator says he met with doctor about Medicare issue at Menendez’s request

NEWARK — Tom Harkin, the former U.S. senator from Iowa, told a federal prosecutor Wednesday that he met with Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida ophthalmologist, as U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was lobbying for the resolution of the doctor’s multi-million dollar Read More

Telling It Straight: Shame On These Cowards!

Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — Let’s tell it like it is. The entrenched Republicans in the U. S. Senate are in the process of making fools of themselves. And the biggest culprits are the Futile Four who Read More

BREAKING: Jury Convicts Menendez’s Friend and Donor, Dr. Melgen

More ominous news for Bob Menendez, Save Jerseyans. On Friday, Dr. Salomon Melgen, accused of improperly billing the U.S. government for $100+ million in medical insurance payments, was convicted by a federal jury. Senator Menendez, a long time friend (and recipient Read More