WASHINGTON April 9, 2014 (AP) Associated Press
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and SERDAR TUMGOREN Associated Press
OK, how long has Medicare been around?
Never mind I will tell you.
In the United States, Medicare is a national social insurance program, administered by the U.S. federal government since 1966, that guarantees access to health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older who have worked and paid into the system, and younger people with disabilities as well as people with end stage renal disease.
So, the doctors, lobbyist and some government officials have been working the system since 1966 and today we have just found out about it?
Come on people what’s up with this?
Guess what my friends?
The Republicans congress has been blaming Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security on President Obama?
Our president was still in diapers in 1966?
Barack Obama age, 52 years old, born August 4, 1961
The long-sought release of Medicare data revealed just how much the program paid individual doctors in 2012. An analysis by The Associated Press found that a tiny group, 344 out of more than 825,000 doctors, received $3 million or more apiece — a threshold that raises eyebrows for the government’s own investigators. Overall, about 2 percent of clinicians accounted for one-fourth of payments.
“We know there is waste in the system, we know there is fraud in the system,” he said. “We want the public to help identify spending that doesn’t make sense.”