Comments for: Drug firm to pay Maine $1.4M for overcharging MaineCare

Posted July 27, 2012, at 2:35 p.m.
Last modified July 27, 2012, at 2:54 p.m.

AUGUSTA | Maine will receive $1.4 million as part of a national settlement with a drug wholesaler accused of inflating prices for prescription medications and overcharging state Medicaid programs. Maine Attorney General William Schneider on Friday announced Maine’s share of the $151 million settlement reached with McKesson Corporation, one …

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  • Anonymous

    Courtesy of the BEST managed healthcare system in the world.  So I hear…

  • Tyke

    Alright!!!

    Nutting is FINALLY going to pay back the rest of the  millions he ripped off Maine taxpayers for?

    Oh wait.

    Not him. He doesn’t have to pay.

    bleh

    • StillRelaxin

      Don’t be “Nutty” Tyke.  Mr. Nutting is the “Golden Boy” of the GOP/Tea Party of Maine. They actually love and respect him for what he did to all those old retired folks on Mainecare. Had he managed to rip them off for an even two million they would have made him Vice Emperor serving at the Emperor’s feet right beside his daughter and brother-in-law.    

  • Anonymous

    You’ve got to be Speaker of the House to get away with that kind of crap. They should have asked Bob how it’s done.

  • Anonymous

    That’s odd.  Isn’t $1.4 million the same amount that Nutting stole from Medicare?  Consumer Reports just did an excellent investigative article about how private health insurers calculate provider reimbursements.  As long as you’re a member of the old boy network, you’ll have nothing to worry about. 
    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2012/07/that-ct-scan-costs-how-much/index.htm

  • Guest

    —->>  

  • Anonymous

    The State owes the Fed millions, the drug companies owe the state over a million and THE POOREST folks in Maine owe the state  millions…..but they only have to pay 5 bucks a week-I wonder if the feds will let the state pay that way.

    • Anonymous

      Wonder if we can get a money exchange along with the insurance exchange so all these people can pay up.

  • Anonymous

    Good job AG Schneider!

    • Anonymous

      ??? — the only part Mr Schneider had in this was to annouce the settlement. This was a class action started in 2005 — the only remote claim would be for the Baldacci Admin for joining the class action and that would be a stretch

      • Anonymous

        John sold his soul long ago for federal $$$

    • Guest

      He must have been preparing for his stint at AG. He just knew that in 7 years he’d get credit for someone else’s work.

    • He is just the messanger—- the feds pulled this off!

    •  Yes thank you for accepting the GOP Bribe! Spend it wisely the sheep will just keep grazing and Rush will explain this away for the faithful.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t fret the Federal Reserve can print more debt script to fill in the blanks

  • Anonymous

    What about Nutting!?

  • The CEO of McKesson Corporation is a man named John Hammergren.  USA Today reported his total remuneration in 2011 to be in excess of $145,000,000, mostly stock options.  And McKesson has been overcharging Medicaid.  Does anyone else find this a little disturbing?

    • Guest

      Yes, but when I say so I’m accused of being anti big corporation and anti filthy rich, which I sort of am.

    • Typical!

    • Anonymous

      Do your research on John first. You’ll see how he turned around a company that was caught up in a scandal.

  • Anonymous

    Well that will help, then the State only owes the Feds around $8 Million now, of course if President Obama hadn’t promised Israel another $71 million, maybe we wouldn’t have had to pay anything!!!

  • Anonymous

    $1.4 million to the Mainecare program. Does that mean that now some more people who really need health insurance, who qualify, (but are told there are too many cuts to receive it) will get it…….or does it mean more methadone for the druggies??

    •  Or does it mean more money for the owners of those clinics which are taking advantage of drug addicts at your expense. 

      • Anonymous

        True. But I see it as this, the owners of those clinics, with the help of the politicians, USING the drug addict as a way of taking advantage at our expense. The drug problem is only getting WORSE and methadone is NOT working. Most have been in the program for YEARS and it’s being allowed. I have a friend, who is slowly dying from cancer and has applied for Mainecare. She was told she is “on a waiting list” for benefits. The people who REALLY need it, can’t get it, but the druggies remain. My friend is constantly stressed out about her mounting medical bills, which is NOT good for her health……so to me, the government is allowing her to die, while keeping the druggies alive!

  • Anonymous

    Nothing to do with anything but what is up with Bill Schneider’s teeth?  yuck…look how yellow they are.  Is he a smoker?

    •  The yellow is from Sulfur which is prevalent in the current GOP lead state of Maine.  You can smell it when you get near Discusta these days!

  • Can’t the BDN get another picture of Schneider that is not so disturbing. My gut from this picture is never to trust him, he looks dishonest. That may be true, but may be just perception.

    • Anonymous

      That’s funny, I was thinking he looks a little shady too.

  • Anonymous

    It makes me angry to think many MaineCare recipients were dropped during the last budget cuts. Meanwhile, some of the budget cuts may have been based on the high cost of medications charged by this greedy corporation. I hope McKesson lost its contract to provide medicaid prescriptions. Anything less is unacceptable.

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