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The Area Supervisor


I don’t remember meeting Leslie.  I’ve lived in “senior housing”—HUD-subsidized housing for people who are poor, disabled and/or old—for twenty-two years and the main thing it’s taught me is to not have anything to do with my neighbors.  I calculate … 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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Welfare, Racism and the Post-Standard (Part II)


By April 15, 2011, I was asking different kinds of questions in “Welfare Information:  Getting’ It”:  How can county legislators vote the budget without knowing who’s on Welfare and what it’s costing?  “All there is to work with is [County … 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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Who Is Receiving Welfare and Medicaid: The Answers


(My apologies for not having posted recently.  I’ve been dealing with some tough personal problems.) On April 14, I posted “Who’s on Welfare?  They’re working on it. . . ” (https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/whos-on-welfare-theyre-working-on-it/ ), which stated that Dept. of Social Services Commissioner David … Continue reading

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CPEP: The Uncovered News


What is the “news”?  What should the newspaper be reporting?             The news is anything that is previously unknown.  The news should be reported based on (a) how many people it affects, and (b) whether anything can be done about it.  News … 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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