Category: Medicare

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

Mnuchin: Zero Cuts To Entitlements In New Budget

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin promised Sunday that President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal will not include cuts to major entitlement programs, like Social Security and Medicare. If Mnuchin’s comments are correct, the president would be making good on his campaign Read More

Prison Inmates Are Getting Millions In Improper Medicare Benefits

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) officials paid nearly $35 million in benefits to prison inmates in 2013 and 2014, a pattern that will likely continue, according to a new Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (IG) Read More

Christie pledged to “hug” third rail on Fox News Sunday

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s a risky plan that’s part of a larger risky strategy, Save Jerseyans, but he’s sticking to it. The latest news nuggets, including a lot more, from Sunday morning TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3goZGZP50O8 ________