Tag Archives: Onondaga County

How Helpful are You?


But really, let’s do talk about “the scientific community.” The immunologist ordered his tests. The results included: Complement Tot Activity 60 – 144 CAE Units 177 CD8 % SUPPRES/CYTOTOXIC 14 – 37 % 12 CD4/CD8 Ratio 1.0 – 4.0 5.0 … Continue reading

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Transportation: From Medicaid to Centro


The only significant consequence of my meeting with County Legislator Kathy Rapp was that my vendor stopped carrying me.  He started kicking my rides back to Medicaid dispatch and saying that he couldn’t provide service in the time frame requested, … Continue reading

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From Executive to Legislative


I talked to people.  I called up lots of offices and talked to all kinds of people.  What I learned was that all kinds of people were hot to trot to prosecute Medicaid recipients but nobody in the world was … Continue reading

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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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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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