Monthly Archives: February 2013

Wednesday 27 February 2013


Issues of sacroiliac, sciatica and blood sugar are preventing me from posting.

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From Executive to Legislative


I talked to people.  I called up lots of offices and talked to all kinds of people.  What I learned was that all kinds of people were hot to trot to prosecute Medicaid recipients but nobody in the world was … Continue reading

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Shit from Albany


Speaking of “wrong” vendors—Medicaid dispatch appeared to be violating the vendors’ right to fair trade.  One vendor was talking to his lawyer about filing RICO charges against Wayne Freeman, et al.  RICO is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Law. … Continue reading

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Crippled by Medicaid Transportation


I started using Medicaid transportation sometime in the 1990’s.  I had regular appointments with a doctor whose office was on the seventh floor of a downtown building, and there was no seating in the lobby.  I had been on Social … Continue reading

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The Contractor and the Contractee


No, as it turned out, the ACLU could not help me.  The local branch apparently consisted solely of an executive director with no staff. I was sitting out there battering my head against Mike Addario, general manager of Rural Metro; … Continue reading

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Being Followed


Kathy Hart, director of Medicaid for Onondaga County, retaliated.  A few weeks after she read my email, I was followed.  I went to a doctor’s appointment.  When I came out and got into Thomas’ van for the return trip home, … Continue reading

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Taking Note of Kathy Hart


People like to talk and what they like to talk about most is themselves—so listen, already.   You want information?  Call somebody up, ask a couple friendly questions, and then sit and listen.  Affirmatively say “uh-huh” from time to time, but … Continue reading

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Power: The Cure for Depression


I was a formerly depressed person.  Sometime after I stopped taking antidepressants—but was still frequently depressed—Mary Lou Rubenstein, a friend, told me that the trigger for depression is the perception of powerlessness.  Everybody in her family was depressed—parents, siblings and children—but she … Continue reading

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Two Suggestions


 But who was I—and who was Wayne Freeman—and in what context was I going to get “special” treatment in regard to Medicaid transportation? Medicaid transportation in Onondaga County bills New York State about eight million dollars a year and carries … Continue reading

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Continued Letter to Rural Metro, and Consequences


(And oh, by the way, I have recently instituted a new personal policy that I will never keep a driver waiting for more than fifteen minutes.  My salvation is in Christ, not American medicine, and if the doctor is late, … Continue reading

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