Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Myth of “White Coat” Hypertension


            Here’s the scenario:  you arrive at your physician’s appointment five minutes ahead of schedule.  You check in with the receptionist then take a seat in the waiting room.  You catch your breath and sit quietly for a while.  Then … Continue reading

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This one’s for you, John DeFrancisco


Senator John DeFrancisco (R) wants to pass a bill requiring everybody on Welfare to be tested for drug use.  Let me tell you something about the character of this man who would further oppress the poor. I was a receptionist in … Continue reading

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A Medicaid Program to End All Medicaid Programs (Part II)


Then public subsidy programs came along and suddenly the family had a way out:  they could dump the offending relative on the government, except there is no “government”—there’s just your neighbors paying the bill.  In the beginning, it was shameful … Continue reading

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A Medicaid Program to End All Medicaid Programs (Part I)


Euthanasia. You want us poor folks dead, so why not be honest and advocate for it?  We know you want us dead.  We read it every day on Syracuse.com and in the Letters to the Editor.  We see it and … Continue reading

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Playing with Power (Part II)


Anne C. Woodlen, CEO  Caring for Annie, Inc. 3.         Get the facts.  Make factual statements, in chronological order, about the employee’s violations of proper work behavior.  Make sure it is so true and so devoid of emotion that you could … Continue reading

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Playing with Power


Anne C. Woodlen, CEO  Caring for Annie, Inc.  Being disabled and embedded in the system—Social Security Disability, Medicare, Medicaid, Heating Emergency Assistance Program, Food Stamps, doctors, medical transport, case managers, aides—is the equivalent of running a small business.  It requires … Continue reading

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Manipulating Yours


I have had a major insight into something, as yet to be defined, regarding doctors:  people hate them.  Doctors, as a species, are not loved, respected or admired:  they are despised.  I have been in the attack mode with physicians … Continue reading

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