Tag Archives: Rural Metro

No Veal on the Menu


Okay, I am now officially pissed off. Upstate Medical Center has just moved my nephrology new-patient appointment from July to August! I have an indwelling catheter that is the cause of my outrageously bad urinary tract infection. I went to … Continue reading

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The Lousiest Neighbor


The fireman’s radio has reported that it was a sofa fire, and he says it’s out, so he gives me his oxygen. In a few minutes another fireman stumbles through the door carrying the big red tote that has the … Continue reading

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Shit from Albany


Speaking of “wrong” vendors—Medicaid dispatch appeared to be violating the vendors’ right to fair trade.  One vendor was talking to his lawyer about filing RICO charges against Wayne Freeman, et al.  RICO is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Law. … 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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Continued Letter to Rural Metro, and Consequences


(And oh, by the way, I have recently instituted a new personal policy that I will never keep a driver waiting for more than fifteen minutes.  My salvation is in Christ, not American medicine, and if the doctor is late, … 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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