Tag: 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

Bob Menendez’s new TV ad confirms a stunning lack of shame, self awareness | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ The ‘death of shame’ in undeniably one of our time’s defining developments, Save Jerseyans. I suspect it’s an outgrowth of the self-esteem culture colliding and mixing with the moral relativism which permeates what passes for modern 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

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

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

MORE TROUBLE: Menendez’s buddy Melgen smacked with new 76-count indictment

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The plot thickens, Save Jerseyans. Is the noose tightening, too? Just under two weeks after Senator Bob Menendez (D-Ecuador, Dominican Republic) and Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen were indicted on multiple criminal counts, the feds Read More

POLL: Are you a fan of Governor Christie’s entitlement reform plan?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Lagging badly in the early polls, Governor Chris Christie tried to leapfrog the Republican competition on Tuesday morning by pitching a bold federal entitlement reform proposal and, in so doing, putting himself Read More

Christie pitches raising Social Security retirement age to 69, instituting means testing

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Seeking to steal the limelight from Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton, Save Jerseyans, Chris Christie will deliver a promised entitlement reform speech Tuesday morning at the beginning of a multi-day swing through the Read More