Category Archives: Medicare

A Bipartisan Op-Ed on the Harms and Threats to Disabled People in the Tax Bill

The Organizers Forum of the National Disability Leadership Alliance just held an educational call about the harms and threats to people with disabilities (and seniors) in the tax bill. As usual, the NDLA website will carry a recording and transcript of the call as soon as possible. Shortly after the call, the U.S. House passed … Continue reading A Bipartisan Op-Ed on the Harms and Threats to Disabled People in the Tax Bill

Disability Advocates Demand Seat At the HHS Table In Design of Value-Based Healthcare Payment Systems

Last Thursday, Not Dead Yet was one of “over 70 individual patients and patient organizations” that joined the Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), calling for recognition of us as stakeholders in the Better, Smarter, Healthier initiative and in the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network. … Continue reading Disability Advocates Demand Seat At the HHS Table In Design of Value-Based Healthcare Payment Systems

Letter: Gutting Medicare Will Create Need For “Death Panels”

It seems like only last week that I was writing that cuts to health care services that millions of Americans depend on would result in people with disabilities of all ages asking for help in killing themselves as they faced increased impoverishment accompanied with a withdrawal of supports that they rely on. Oh – it … Continue reading Letter: Gutting Medicare Will Create Need For “Death Panels”

Satire Alert: “The Spoof” Says Alan Simpson Wants to Eliminate Suicide Prevention for Seniors and Veterans

Time for a little humor.  I’m ready for it, even if no one else is. It happens that today is World Suicide Prevention Day.  Big Deal.  If anyone reading this wonders why there’s no excitement or enthusiasm about the day here, check out the blog entry for last year’s suicide prevention day.  Wesley Smith has … Continue reading Satire Alert: “The Spoof” Says Alan Simpson Wants to Eliminate Suicide Prevention for Seniors and Veterans