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Biogen Inc. Agrees to Pay $900 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Improper Physician Payments | USAO-MA | Department of Justice

Biogen Inc. Agrees to Pay $900 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Improper Physician Payments | USAO-MA | Department of Justice | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

BOSTON – Pharmaceutical company Biogen Inc. (Biogen), based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has agreed to pay $900 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by causing the submission of false claims to Medicare and Medicaid by paying kickbacks to physicians to induce them to prescribe Biogen drugs.

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White House budget to propose ‘savage’ cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — while hiking Pentagon and wall funds – AlterNet.org

White House budget to propose ‘savage’ cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — while hiking Pentagon and wall funds – AlterNet.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

This budget is Trump's pledge that as long as he stays in office, slashing Social Security, Medicaid, and whatever's left of SNAP will remain a White House priority."

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The shameful silence of the CEOs | Salon.com

The shameful silence of the CEOs | Salon.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

As the Republican Party moves toward Trump’s looniness — his xenophobia, isolationism, attacks on the press and on truth, conflicts of interest, anti-Muslim and racist provocations, climate-change denials, proposed cuts in Medicare and Medicaid, dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, and evisceration of the constitutional divide between church and state — Jamie Dimon and his ilk could come out big losers.

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Why don't the skinflints, cheapskates and misers in the GOP leadership stand up for the needs of voters? It's because, between the kickbacks and the dark money, they have no need for you.

 

It doesn't matter whether you're a GOP constituent or not.

 

The middle class and working people don't pay GOP leaders enough to care, but the CEOs do. So when CEOs don't want Republican leaders to help the voting public, help doesn't come. 

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Trump and Republicans are preparing an all-out assault on the safety net - The Washington Post

Trump and Republicans are preparing an all-out assault on the safety net - The Washington Post | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

In a new polling memo, the Center for American Progress Action Fund argues that this is a fight Democrats should want to have. The memo points out that social programs poll extremely well and that we’ve seen recently how much GOP attacks on those programs motivate voters. Health care was a central issue propelling Democrat Ralph Northam to victory in the Virginia governor’s race in November, and the Republicans’ attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act produced a huge backlash in large part because of the millions of Americans they wanted to toss off Medicaid.

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Biden tells Florida seniors Trump thinks they're 'expendable,' 'forgettable' - NBCNews.com 

Biden tells Florida seniors Trump thinks they're 'expendable,' 'forgettable' - NBCNews.com  | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Biden, in Florida, tells seniors that Trump thinks they're 'expendable,' 'forgettable'... 

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Trump's Medicare-busting budget undercuts Republican healthcare messaging for 2020 - DailyKos.com 

Trump's Medicare-busting budget undercuts Republican healthcare messaging for 2020 - DailyKos.com  | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The $846 billion in Medicare cuts creates a messaging problem for Republicans for 2020. It is going to be challenging for them to run on "socialist Democrats" trying to get Medicare for everybody when their president is proposing such drastic cuts...

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Trump’s Budget Would Balloon Deficit, Slash Social Safety Net – Talking Points Memo

Trump’s Budget Would Balloon Deficit, Slash Social Safety Net – Talking Points Memo | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The president’s spending outline for the first time acknowledges that the Republican tax overhaul passed last year would add billions to the deficit and not “pay for itself” as Trump and his Republican allies asserted. If enacted as proposed, though no presidential budget ever is, the plan would establish an era of $1 trillion-plus yearly deficits.

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