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Medicaid Leeches

Posted by kwoods Cold z7 Long Is (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 27, 12 at 13:35

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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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 27, 12 at 15:43

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


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  • Posted by ohiomom 3rdrockfromthesun (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 27, 12 at 16:03

Or Charlie and Susie taking 25 bucks for their vote?

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


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Or illegal immigrants, or uninsured?


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>>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

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


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 27, 12 at 21:07

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

I need to get in step with the times.


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Simple billing issue. That's all.


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Oops!

I meant, "mistake" not "issue".


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 28, 12 at 1:24

So does Medicaid pay for leeches or not?


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


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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.


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I think Kwoods is a Socialist.


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"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?


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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.


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 28, 12 at 12:55

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


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


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


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