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The Tom Ficklin Show: Direct Contracting Entities

Updated: Feb 13


Members of Medicare 4 All CT and PNHP CT (Physician's for a National Health Plan - CT Chapter) take over the Tom Ficklin Show to discuss the latest threat to traditional Medicare in the form of further privatization of America's most popular public program. Direct Contracting Entities are private entities that act as middle-men to "manage" access to care for Senior Citizens enrolled in Medicare. Under traditional Medicare, 96 cents on the dollar is spent on your healthcare costs and 4 cents on the dollar goes toward administrative costs to keep the program going. Under Direct Contracting Entities, private insurance companies are allowed to put only 60 cents on the dollar toward your healthcare costs and pocket the remaining 40 cents on the dollar towards their own profit. That means there will now be 38% less money in Medicare to pay for your healthcare costs, brutalizing the system and destroying your health in the process.


Learn more here and find out what actions you can take to stop this madness: https://www.medicare4allct.org/take-action


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