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Antidepressants, Welfare, Medicaid and Celiac Disease


My kidneys are hurting since I started taking antidepressants Well, stop taking them, duh.  If the pain doesn’t go away, then go see a physician.  You might have a kidney infection that doesn’t have anything to do with the antidepressant, … Continue reading

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VESID, CPEP/CPAP, Medicaid & Malpractice: Answers to More Questions


VESID—a drug; I don’t like VESID; Complaints and VESID; is celiac covered under NYS VESID Act? VESID is neither a drug nor an act.  It is New York State’s Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities. (They couldn’t think … Continue reading

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


In October 2005, I received a letter illegally kicking me off Medicaid transportation, signed by Zachary Karmen, Chief Welfare Attorney of the Onondaga County Dept. of Social Services.  That was the first I’d ever heard of Mr. Karmen. Medicaid transportation was, … Continue reading

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Malpractice and Medicaid: What You Need to Know before You Decide


            I have “public insurance,” that is Medicaid, because I am poor.  I am poor because of the existing malpractice situation.  Before you change the malpractice and Medicaid laws, you should read what I’ve learned.             My doctor was incompetent.  … Continue reading

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Answers to More Questions


Family physician prescribe lithium Medicaid ANYONE TAKING LITHIUM SHOULD HAVE LITHIUM LEVELS DONE EVERY TWO MONTHS; KIDNEY FUNCTION SHOULD BE CHECKED EVERY SIX MONTHS, AND AN EKG SHOULD BE DONE ONCE A YEAR.         Family physicians should not be prescribing lithium.  … Continue reading

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The Fairly Fair Fair Hearing (part I)


There are 70,000 Medicaid patients in Onondaga County.  Medicaid transportation bills the state $8 million a year.  Medicaid dispatch takes 350 ride orders a day.  And the Dept. of Social Services (DSS) administration is spending mega-hours and mega-dollars to prevent … Continue reading

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