Medicaid Leeches

kwoods(Cold z7 Long Is)July 27, 2012

Tired of these people that think they can just get on the government dole and siphon off our hard earned taxpayer dollars.

"(Reuters) - U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson Corp has agreed to pay $151 million to settle state claims that it inflated pricing information for over 1,400 brand name drugs, causing Medicaid to overpay for the drugs."

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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Don't you have anything about welfare moms or Hispanics?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 3:43PM
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althea_gw

Or illegal immigrants, or uninsured?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 4:03PM
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ohiomom

Or Charlie and Susie taking 25 bucks for their vote?

Why do you hate the "creator(s)" ??

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 4:03PM
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seashellsandpearls

>>Don't you have anything about welfare moms or Hispanics?What IS wrong with you? Keep up! They are Welfare Queens..or to kill 2 stereotypes with one boulder, (VBG) Welfare Reina. ;0

Sea

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 6:37PM
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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

You people are just jealous because you don't have your own company with which to rip off the government.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 7:00PM
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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

I have my own company, I'm just not ripping anybody off with it.

I need to get in step with the times.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 9:07PM
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houseful

Simple billing issue. That's all.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 9:36PM
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houseful

I meant, "mistake" not "issue".

    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 9:39PM
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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

So does Medicaid pay for leeches or not?

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 1:24AM
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Circus Peanut

bboy - lol! That was my first question too. German national healthcare pays for them, but they're Damned Socialists.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 8:46AM
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jodik_gw

Good question, Bboy, since leeches have actually been found to be a good, natural, and workable cure for certain health issues... "now sometimes used as a temporary aid to circulation during surgical reattachment of a body part." (source: dictionary definition of leeches.)

But seriously...

Since we actually went through and discussed pricing on this issue quite some time ago, and found out that R&D doesn't eat up nearly as much as big pharma companies claim, it could be noted that many consumers, and a much longer list of drugs were being sold at majorly inflated costs. I believe the difference was somewhere around 70%, if memory serves, making actual research and development sit somewhere around 30% of the cost claimed.

It would be very interesting to learn why large pharmaceutical corporations sell their wares to other nations at much more affordable bulk prices, which are then passed on to the consumer, while the USA is continually overcharged for those same drugs, making them quite unaffordable to many patients who need them... and forcing many patients to either do without, or cross borders to obtain more affordable pricing.

I'm fairly certain this is something we've discussed at length, too.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 8:50AM
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althea_gw

I think Kwoods is a Socialist.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 9:21AM
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houseful

"Tired of these people that think they can just get on the government dole and siphon off our hard earned taxpayer dollars."

So it's only wrong when you're a rich person (or entity) doing it?

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 10:05AM
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althea_gw

Seriously you guys.

It's McKesson's own fault for not putting spyware on all of the employees computers, tracking every keystroke, so they could have possibly outed the whistle blower, and sacked him or her before they had a chance to bring this to the attention of the law.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 10:44AM
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bboy(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

There you go: if nobody finds out, then it's okay. Just ask Nixon, who "let the country down" by getting caught.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 12:55PM
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jodik_gw

Funny, isn't it, Bboy, that people are always sorry they got caught, but not necessarily sorry for the crimes they committed.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 4:12PM
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adoptedbyhounds

What's not to like? Getting money back when taxpayers are over charged is exactly what should happen.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 4:34PM
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