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$351 to Drive 288 Miles: Your Medicaid Money


I have just gotten off the phone with Diana, in Texas, who reports that the temperature there “has been cold, but went up into the sixties today.”  I reported that here in Syracuse, New York, it was -9 degrees when … Continue reading

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


Then I get to remembering.  In the 1980’s, a special prosecutor uncovered two corrupt schemes in Onondaga County government.  In one, the county department heads were shaking down their employees twice a year for contributions to the Republican Party.  In … 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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