Tag Archives: MAS

Rural Metro and Poor People


The first thing wrong with the letter from Rural Metro was that it was post-marked June 20, 2003, but noted at the bottom that it had been revised July 8, 2003.  Okay, we have just moved into the surreal world of … Continue reading

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When “Sic” Meets Sick


My letter to Kathy Hart, Medicaid director, ended with “Ms Hart, do you realize how horrible this system is?  Patients can’t get rides and providers can’t get paid because Medicaid Transport is so poorly managed.  Elderly sick women in wheelchairs … Continue reading

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Resume of an Activist


Anne C Woodlen Syracuse NY 13210                                                          “Perhaps when we face our maker, we will not be asked, ‘How many positions did you hold,’ but rather, ‘How many people did you help?’” ―Thomas S. Monson In 2001 I began the work … Continue reading

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Curing Depression, and Ain’t Payback a Bitch?


Several hundred of you have been following my problem with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), so let’s use it as a teaching moment.  Follow the bouncing activist to learn how to effectively complain. I wrote up the story of how the … Continue reading

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PUSH BACK


Because I am disabled I was eligible for a Supplemental Needs Trust from my mother’s estate.  Her bequest to me had to go through five lawyers and a judge and, in the process, took ten percent of the inheritance (my … Continue reading

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What Gives You the Authority? (Part II)


Nine days later, I wake up to the realization that neither Greg Allen nor Notchaca has followed up, so I call Notchaca.  She tells me that she called Heidi at DOH and Heidi said she would take care of it; she … Continue reading

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What Gives You the Authority? (Part I)


One day, several years ago, I called Medical Answering Services (MAS), which has the contract to dispatch Medicaid transportation in a lot of NYS counties, and I asked for a ride to my doctor.  The MAS call-taker responded with “What … Continue reading

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