Tag Archives: Enable

Calling Washington


What Sally Johnston did was create a program whereby the client, i.e., the competent citizen, would hire, train, schedule and supervise the aide.  The program would be embedded in an Independent Living Organization, such as ARISE, which would do the … Continue reading

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The Only Option


This is the iced tea I’ve been drinking all my life and Hospice plans to take it away from me.  What Hospice will do is discontinue Amelia, who knows how I like my iced tea, and replace her with their … Continue reading

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Sex, Doctors, “Mental Illness” and Medicaid


“You have enemies?  Good.  That means you’ve stood up for something in your life.”  Winston Churchill The underlined questions are things for which people searched my blog, followed by my answers. Why is sex on the beach bad? I dunno—pretty sandy?  … Continue reading

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Zachary Karmen, DSS Chief Welfare Attorney (Retired) (Part VI)


Continuation of letter to DSS Commissioner David Sutkowy regarding attorney Zachary Karmen’s surveillance of disabled people and home health aides working through Enable and ARISE: Now Mr. Karmen has taken another step toward criminalizing the most frighteningly poor people in our society:  … Continue reading

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Zachary Karmen, DSS Chief Welfare Attorney (Retired) (Part V)


Excerpts of my letter were read at the Disabled In Action committee meeting with lawyers, county legislators, David Sutkowy and Zachary Karmen in attendance: Dear Commissioner Sutkowy, I am requesting that you immediately direct Chief Welfare Attorney Zachery Karmen to stop misusing … Continue reading

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Zachary Karmen, DSS Chief Welfare Attorney (Retired) (Part IV)


On December 22, 2009, Wayne Freeman and Russell Maxwell signed a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the NYS Office of the Medicaid Inspector General and were required to pay $80,000 back to the New York State taxpayers.  The CIA was a 27-page … Continue reading

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And the People say “HOO-RAH!” (Part III)


The Commissioner of Social Services verbally wanders around some more, and goes back to the fraud cases against home health aides that were identified, investigated and prosecuted.  He makes it sound like a substantial portion of the target group has … Continue reading

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