Hhs: Seniors Have Saved $7 Billion On Drugs Thanks To Obamacare – The Hill’s Healthwatch

I felt sick….My body felt weak….I gave up everything because I was obsessed with using….All I cared about was getting high….I thought I could just use Coricidin for fun, that it didnt matter. I never expected to get hooked….Ill never be able to get that time back. If I could erase it and make it go away, I would. Crystal Over-the-counter cold and cough medicines containing the drug Dextromethorphan (DXM) have also been abused. DXM is sold in syrup, gel and tablet form. When sold on the Internet as powder, it is particularly risky because of the uncertainty of its composition and dose. It is found in more than 100 products; Coricidin and Robitussin are abused the most. EFFECTS Physical dependence (with prolonged use) Dizziness
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This post about suicide in the military ran just before the Batman shootings in Colorado What would Batman do now? The Batman shootings in Colorado joined a long list of shootings that disturbed people worldwide – The Hidden Gorilla . While American cases become headline news, as this post notes there have been a significant number of European cases involving violence also, and European academics who seem hell-bent on denying a link to treatment. This post on Prozac gives a figure for the possible number of episodes of violence there have been over the lifetime of the SSRIs – Prozac and SSRIs. Twenty-fifth Anniversary The movie Side Effects hinged on the possibility that the drug Rooney Mara was put on Ablixa might have led her to kill her husband while walking in her sleep. Not so Black: Ablixa and Homicidal Side Effects This post adds further discussion to the Not so Black post. Prescription only Homicide & Violence All drugs that can cause suicide can cause violence. This post about suicide in Bridgend lists 98 drugs, but there are in fact well over 100. Left Hanging Suicide in Bridgend The issues are complex and they evoke visceral reactions. I have attempted to take these into account in a series of lectures which you can find on the RxISK video gallery which give details of cases including photos of some of those involved.
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The department highlighted the savings ahead on Medicare’s 48th anniversary. HHS touted new benefits the law made available to seniors, as well as savings on prescription drugs. More than 6.6 million seniors have saved a total of $7 billion on prescription drugs because of ObamaCare, for average savings of more than $1,000 per person, according to HHS. The healthcare law gradually closes the Medicare “doughnut hole,” which required seniors to pay for their drugs out-of-pocket after they had spent a certain amount in one year. The law also added new benefits for preventive care, and 16.5 million seniors have used at least one of those services since the law took effect. Medicare is much stronger as a result of the healthcare law, said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Spending has slowed to historic levels as seniors are enjoying enhanced benefits and greater savings on drugs. Medicare’s trustees have said the healthcare law’s cuts in Medicare payments to certain healthcare providers extended the solvency of the program’s trust fund.
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The department highlighted the savings ahead on Medicare’s 48th anniversary. HHS touted new benefits the law made available to seniors, as well as savings on prescription drugs. More than 6.6 million seniors have saved a total of $7 billion on prescription drugs because of ObamaCare, for average savings of more than $1,000 per person, according to HHS. The healthcare law gradually closes the Medicare “doughnut hole,” which required seniors to pay for their drugs out-of-pocket after they had spent a certain amount in one year. The law also added new benefits for preventive care, and 16.5 million seniors have used at least one of those services since the law took effect. Medicare is much stronger as a result of the healthcare law, said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Spending has slowed to historic levels as seniors are enjoying enhanced benefits and greater savings on drugs. Medicare’s trustees have said the healthcare law’s cuts in Medicare payments to certain healthcare providers extended the solvency of the program’s trust fund.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/medicare/314049-hhs-seniors-have-saved-7-billion-on-drugs-thanks-to-obamacare

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