Tag Archives: Medicaid transportation

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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So I Wrote to Rural Metro . . .


August 2, 2003 Mr. Michael Addario, General Manager, Rural Metro Re:  Medicaid Transport Dispatch Dear Mr. Addario: Please be advised that your employees are restricting my choice of transportation carriers. Last week, while on the phone with one of your … Continue reading

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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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