Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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I Love A Good Drama

Should States Opt Out Of Medicaid?
Some states are complaining that the massive expansion of Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka, ObamaCare) will impose so many new costs and regulations that they are considering opting out of the 45-year-old program.
That would be a big step, one that no state has ever taken.  Is it advisable?  Not if there is a reasonable way to resolve the current fiscal and regulatory challenges.  Is it doable?  Probably, but it would mean big changes.
Here are the changes:
First, Medicaid, through Targeted Case Management is the largest funding stream in child welfare.  This would mean the state would have to drastically cut its foster care programming.
Perhaps one could argue that a foster child could be covered through state insurance exchanges.  Then again, one could ask why insurance companies will not cover basic psychological services and congenital conditions, or even recognize autism and approve coverage as a medical condition.
Now, you have a larger population of children who will not have access to medical resources.  
Traditionally, when a child cannot access basic medical coverage, the default is placement in the foster care system.  The child is removed, voluntarily, from the home to be placed in residential or even long term care.  The grounds for this removal are neglect, failure to provide for the necessary care of the child.  Now, the foster care population increases ten-fold.
One reason why the federal financial participation rate is so low for many states, states having to fund a large portion of Medicaid, is because the state attorney general Medicaid Fraud Control Units do absolutely nothing, some states are starting, in terms of ending Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse.  In stopping the pilfering of the funds, the federal financial participation rate would increase.  Unfortunately, states prefer to sustain the percentage penalty rather than come into compliance with the federal reimbursements.  It's cheaper to pay the fine, so to say.
A significant area of Medicaid fraud is in child welfare.  Since the States will do nothing to stop the levels of fraud in child protective services and foster care, perhaps States should opt out of Medicaid.  
Stop the money, you stop the fraud.
Opting out of Medicaid could be considered as a form of population control.  Society will quickly learn that it will not provide for its children, reducing the population in birth rates and through increased infant mortality.  The reduction in the future older generation will be a reduction in Social Security payments.  But why stop there, cut out Medicare, too.
Call it survival of the fittest.
Perhaps States should shut down public education, as Medicaid funds certain activities.  In this manner, those children who make it to adulthood can now, without the benefits of an education, can become the new, low pay workforce and would decimate the entire union structure.  In turn, the GDP would increase as the U.S. would lead the world in cheap manufacturing.
There would no longer be foster children to be used as lab rats for clinical trials, all funded through Medicaid.  Less drug testing and drug approvals of psychotropics would lessen dependence on therapy, saving even more money for the state.
Alas, there would be a sizable workforce in the human service industry that would become unnecessary and unemployed, but we could retrain them to be the undertakers who would clean up the people who would die for lack of medical coverage.
Illegal immigrants would no longer want to come to the U.S. and there would be a massive exodus of U.S. citizens, fleeing the land from the horror and chaos of the States opting out of Medicaid.
Is it a good idea for States to opt out?  Sure.  I love a good drama.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Michigan Medicaid Central Registry of Child Welfare Fraud

This is Michigan's final department review (FDR) for Bridges policy effective April 1, 2011.  This bulletin 105 pages long.
The due date for review comments is on or before December 20 for CDC and December 30 for Medicaid. 
FDR provides you with a mechanism to review and comment on policy before it is implemented.  While it is not mandatory for everyone to submit comments, we would like to know that you have received and reviewed the bulletin and manual items.  If you do not have any comments after reviewing the policy, you may submit a return email to that effect. 
If you do have comments you may submit them in two ways:
Submit a return email citing the item, page and paragraph with your suggested comments or attach a letter or memo containing your suggestions to a return email. (We use Microsoft Word.)

Print out specific pages you would like to comment on and submit pen & ink changes through the mail.  Please be sure to include the FDR cover sheet (DHS-311) along with your name, agency and contact information.

Department of Human Services
235 S. Grand Ave.
P.O. Box 30037
Lansing, Michigan 48909

Michigan Final Department Clearance Review (FDR) for April 2011 Bridges Medicaid Policy

Major policy change has been proposed in the area of the Central Registry to determine eligibility of Child Care payments.

From my assessment, it looks as if Michigan is using the Central Registry as a LEIE database.  This exclusionary databases registers ineligible contractors for Medicaid reimbursements.  The proposed Medicaid policy seriously takes ending fraud, waste and abuse into consideration.

It is a start but at least Michigan is listening to me.

The Central Registry of Child Welfare Fraud!
For many years the Congress of the United States has worked diligently to protect the health and welfare of the nation's elderly and poor by implementing legislation to prevent certain individuals and businesses from participating in Federally-funded health care programs. Legally Kidnapped has mandated that the health and welfare of the nation's children and families must  be protected by including Child Welfare Agencies in this exclusion database.  Foster Care and Adoption Agencies should be banned from entering contracts using federal funds if the bases for exclusion have been met.

Bases for exclusion include for child welfare program-related fraud, child abuse, child deaths, licensing board actions, improper and questionable claims, false reports.

The effect of not being able to participate in federally funded contracts is:

No payment will be made by any Federal child welfare program for any items or services furnished, ordered, or prescribed by an excluded individual or entity. Federal foster care and adoption programs include Medicaid Targeted Case Management Social Security Title IV A, B, D, and E, Maternal and Child Health Services, Block Grant (Title V), Block Grants to States for Social Services (Title XX), State Children's Health Insurance (Title XXI) and all other plans and programs that provide health benefits for foster care and adoption funded directly or indirectly by the United States.

CASA To Promote Cherokee County Foster Care Operations

CASA Opens Office To Aid Cherokee County Foster Care Children

JACKSONVILLE — More children being placed in foster care prompted Court Appointed Special Advocates to open its first office in Cherokee County.
The new office, which held an open house Tuesday, is at 514 E. Commerce St. in Jacksonville.
People, run for your lives...CASA is in town.

CASA is a nonprofit organization that backs and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so they can have safe, permanent homes, according to the national CASA website.

CASA is a nonprofit organization that backs and promotes child placing agencies who make large financial contributions in order to advocate for increased funding for local governments and its contractual arms, and to cover up in any and all violations of law and policy in a case.
Lee Ann Millender, executive director of CASA of Trinity Valley, said the new office is necessary because there is a high demand in Cherokee County. 

No, not high demand for CASA, high rate of poverty and high demand for services and resources where the only place to access assistance in in foster care.

Since July, about 40 children in the county have been removed and placed in foster care, she said. The number of children in foster care in the county has historically been in the 20s and low 30s.

“So since July, there's been so many placed in foster care because of abuse and neglect (that there is a need) to increase volunteers to advocate,” Ms. Millender said. “We're still trying to get more volunteers. I think we have eight active volunteers in Jacksonville, and we need that many more.”

She said families are stressed with the economic times and issues with substance abuse usually come out, so more children are ending up in foster care. Parents and their childhood history also play a significant role, she said.
“It's pretty much a combination of all those things going on or sometimes they don't have the resources or the support system,” Ms. Millender said.

Including the trend to remove children from the homes instead of providing services in the community.

She said that's when CASA tries to bridge those gaps.

When Child Protective Services removes a child, she said, the child may have to stay in foster care until parents can resolve issues or it may result in termination of parental rights and adoption by someone not related to the child.
In a majority of instances, the child goes back to their parents or another relative, she said. Some also may age out of foster care or are adopted.

“For a foster child, it can be constantly changing,” Ms. Millender said. “They're removed from what's familiar, they have to change schools, neighbors, change playmates.”

She said the Child Protective Services caseworker also will probably change several times, but CASA stays with the child from start to finish, which helps keep continuity.

That includes the CASA volunteers like Midge Going in Jacksonville.
She said being a volunteer has been interesting and rewarding as well as depressing at times.

When she receives a case, she said, the initial weeks are spent getting to know the child and finding out all she can about the case.
She said volunteers typically are supposed to make contact with the child at least once a month.

And, if the child is in school, CASA has access to the child's school and medical records and can check with teachers to see how the child is behaving during the school day, she said.

Ms. Going said she also tries to talk with foster parents or family members to tell them that CASA and others are involved to make sure the child's needs are taken care of.
One case she worked on was a mother who couldn't care for her two elementary age girls, she said. However, they had an older sister in Florida who wanted to adopt them, and they are now living with her.

Ms. Going said she once got a letter from the older child, who is now a high school freshman, that said she misses her mother but was thankful be taken care of and to have friends.

Most of the stories end in misery.  CASA does not advocate for the child, it advocates for the child welfare system.  If CASA actually what it claims to do, there would be training to report suspected violations of law to the local prosecution or attorney general.

Did you know CASA workers are not even considered as mandated reporters?  Just another reason why reports of harms to children in foster care go undocumented by the child abuse propaganda machines.

Lawsuit against Deval Patrick, Health and Human Services secretary, Department of Children and Families commissioner takes aim at foster care system

Lawsuit against Deval Patrick, Health and Human Services secretary, Department of Children and Families commissioner takes aim at foster care system

050609_michael_ponsor.jpgU.S. District Court Judge Michael A. Ponsor
SPRINGFIELD - The state’s foster care system is a wrenching cycle of neglect, abuse and mismanagement for many children, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. 

A New York-based child welfare advocacy group and a Boston law firm are suing Gov. Deval L. Patrick, Health and Human Services Secretary Judyann Bigby and Angelo McClain, the commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, on behalf of six children who allegedly suffered a host of horrors while in state custody. 

Four of the six are from Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties while two are from eastern Massachusetts, according to the complaint. The lawsuit fleshes out each plaintiff’s personal story and shines a light on a foster care system their lawyers say is broken. However, lawyers for the state argue that although the system has yielded undeniable heartache for the six plaintiffs, there is no link to widespread flawed policies. 

Moreover, lawyers for Patrick and his codefendants say the tragic and delicate world of reuniting families and finding new ones for neglected or abused children is the purview of the state juvenile courts. 

Both sides made arguments before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor on Thursday, with state attorneys moving to dismiss the case and plaintiffs’ lawyers seeking to advance it as a class-action lawsuit, which would allow new plaintiffs to be added. 

The lead plaintiff, 9-year-old “Connor B.,” went into foster care at age 6, according to the complaint. He has been moved six times to seven different placements – including to his first foster home where he was sexually abused multiple times by a 17-year-old boy previously known to be sexually aggressive. Since then, the boy has bounced around in various placements, including a locked psychiatric facility and a group home. 

“Connor’s future remains uncertain. His current foster parents have indicated they do not plan to adopt him,” the complaint states. 

Another plaintiff, “Adam S.,” 16, of Franklin County has lived nearly half his life in foster care after he was removed from his mother’s home and was adopted by a couple who physically abused him and his two adoptive sisters, according to the lawsuit. He, too, was transferred from hospital settings to foster homes and other facilities, including a residential treatment facility, where he was brutally beaten by a group of older residents, the complaint says. 

At 16, he has no prospects for a permanent family. 

Children’s Rights has brought about a dozen similar lawsuits against state-based child welfare departments coast-to-coast, largely with successful results, an attorney with the agency said. 

“The goal is to see that systemic ills are fixed .¤.¤. We’d rather not see lawyers fight but come to the table and solve these problems. We’re hoping to get there a lot sooner than later until such time there’s a system here these children deserve,” said Sara M. Bartosz. 

In addition to highlighting six children’s cases, the complaint alleges that according to federal statistics supplied by each state’s child welfare system: 
  • Massachusetts ranked fourth among 47 states for children who are abused and neglected while in its care;
  • It ranked eighth for children shuffled between five or more different foster homes while in state care;
  • It ranked the 13th worst on timeliness of adoptions;
  • Approximately 900 children “age out” of foster care every year with no permanent family and are ill-prepared to live independently as adults; and
  • One in six children reunified with their families returns to foster care due to further abuse or neglect.

However, lawyers for the state told Ponsor the data asserted in the complaint was at best flawed, and at worst, dishonest. Robert Quinan Jr., of the state attorney General’s office, also took issue with the plaintiff’s lawyers’ contention that DCF social workers had caseloads of 50 to 70 families. 

“That’s simply a lie,” he told Ponsor, arguing that social workers for the department carry an average caseload of 15.7 families. 

Plaintiffs’ lawyers are looking for injunctive relief in the federal courts that may include hiring more social workers, better monitoring of the safety of children in state care, improved case planning and higher reimbursement rates for foster parents. 

Amy Spector, another lawyer defending the state’s interest, said the defendants all care deeply about children but that litigation may be a misguided way to protect them. 

“What is the best way to achieve a goal that everybody shares? To make a child’s life better,” she told Ponsor. 

Erik S. Pitchal, a child welfare expert and professor at Suffolk University Law School, said that such lawsuits are typically successful for a number of reasons. 

“The system is hidden by this veil, and this type of litigation brings public attention and scrutiny and therefore the attention of government officials,” Pitchal said. “The federal courts are traditionally the place that you go when you don’t have political power but you have legal rights.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

New York Drug Trials On Foster Children

All clinical drug trials on these foster children were conducted under the approval of the State of New York and funded through Medicaid.

It is unknown how many children died as a result of the side effects of the drugs as this information is not reported.

Welcome to Medicaid fraud in child welfare.

Special TSA Wants To See You Naked Edition - Baby LK Report for November 28th 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Delay Is First Convicted In U.S. On Child Welfare Fraud

If ever there was a major, earth-shattering event which beckons the end of an era, this one is it.

DeLay convicted of money laundering charges


Nov. 24, 2010, 10:49PM

Larry Kolvoord AP
Tom Delay, his wife, Christine, and daughter Danielle Garcia leave the courthouse after Wednesday's verdict.



DeLay set up Texans for a Republican Majority, known as TRMPAC, to raise money to help Republicans win control of the state House in the 2002 elections.
• September 2004: Grand jurors in Texas indict three DeLay associates - Jim Ellis, John Colyandro and Warren RoBold - in an investigation of alleged illegal corporate contributions to TRMPAC. The investigation involved the alleged use of corporate funds to aid GOP candidates for the Texas Legislature in the 2002 elections.
• September 2005: DeLay is indicted on charges of conspiring to violate Texas election law, money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
• October 2005: DeLay, Ellis and Colyandro are indicted by a second grand jury on charges of conspiring to launder money and money laundering.
• December 2005: A judge dismisses the conspiracy to violate Texas election law charge but refuses to throw out the more serious allegations of money laundering.
• August 2010: Charges against RoBold dismissed.
• Nov. 2: Opening arguments in Delay's trial.
• Nov. 24: Jury convicts Delay on both charges.
DeLay, of Sugar Land, was convicted in a scheme to funnel corporate donations to seven Texas House candidates through a money swap with the Republican National Committee. Corporate money cannot legally be donated to candidates in Texas.
He faces two to 20 years in prison on a conspiracy charge and five to 99 years or life on a money laundering charge. He is free on bail, with sentencing tentatively set for Dec. 20.
DeLay and his family did not react when the verdict was read. But after the court was dismissed, DeLay received a hug and kiss from his wife, Christine. His adult daughter, Dani DeLay Garcia, buried her face against his shoulder and began sobbing. DeLay's face turned red as he fought back tears.
Defense attorney Dick DeGuerin called the verdict "a terrible miscarriage of justice" and pledged to appeal. "I'm very, very disappointed. This will never stand up."
DeLay, as from the outset, said the case was all politics.
"I'm not going to blame anyone. This is an abuse of power. … ," DeLay said. "And I still maintain that I am innocent. The criminalization of politics undermines our system."
Lead prosecutor Gary Cobb said the jury acted without a political agenda and made a decision based on the facts.
"We thought the citizens of Travis County would see this case for what it was, a corrupt politician who was caught violating the laws of the state," Cobb said.
The case originally was brought in 2005 by then-District Attorney Ronnie Earle. DeLay said Earle, a Democrat, was on a political vendetta.
Earle's successor, District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, noted that, as the DeLay case began, her office won a corruption conviction of state Rep. Kino Flores, D-Palmview. She said the cases together show there is nothing partisan about her investigators and prosecutors.
"This case is a message from the citizens of the state of Texas that the public officials they elect to represent them must do so honestly, ethically or else they will be held accountable," she said.
The six-man, six-woman jury promised each other that they would not talk to the media afterward. Visiting Judge Pat Priest assured them he would not immediately release their names.

Saga began in 2001

One juror agreed to speak briefly to reporters as long as neither the gender nor any identifying features be given away. The juror said the decision was based on the weight of the evidence.
"It was just everything," the juror said.
The saga began in 2001 when DeLay was the third most powerful member of the U.S. House as the majority whip. The GOP majority was a mere nine out of 435 members.
To guarantee a majority, Republican seats needed to be added, and one witness in the case described Texas as the "gold mine." To get a congressional redistricting plan that favored the GOP, the party had to get control of a Texas House that Democrats had held since Reconstruction.
DeLay already had a national political committee called Americans for a Republican Majority, run by Jim Ellis. DeLay decided to clone the organization and call it Texans for a Republican Majority. Ellis chose his friend John Colyandro to run it.
DeLay attended fundraisers and met with corporate donors to TRMPAC.

Timeline laid out

Testimony in the case showed TRMPAC was running too short of funds in the general election to make major donations to Republican House candidates. Colyandro and Ellis began to arrange for a swap of TRMPAC corporate money for donations given to the Republican National Committee by individuals.
Prosecutors laid out a timeline for jurors.
Aug. 27, 2002: DeLay met in his Sugar Land office with RNC Political Director Terry Nelson to discuss Republican prospects in congressional races nationally. Records indicate Ellis may have attended that meeting.
Sept. 10: Colyandro signed a blank check and had it sent to Ellis in Washington, D.C.
Sept. 11: A Federal Express receipt shows the check arrived at Ellis' office at 11:58 a.m. DeLay's calendar showed Ellis at a group meeting in DeLay's office from 1-2:30 p.m. Two DeLay aides testified that they did not believe DeLay attended the meeting.
Sept. 13: Ellis met with Nelson to arrange to swap $190,000 in corporate money from TRMPAC for donations to candidates from the RNC's noncorporate account. Ellis also gave Nelson a list of seven candidates who were to receive the $190,000 in candidate-eligible funds.
Oct. 2: DeLay's calendar showed he met with Ellis on ARMPAC business. DeGuerin said that was when Ellis told DeLay about the money swap. During the trial, DeLay told reporters he could have stopped the swap then, but thought it was legal.
Oct. 4: Checks totaling $190,000 were cut for the seven Texas House candidates.
The Republicans won a majority in the Texas House in the November 2002 elections. That led to a bitter redistricting battle in 2003. The new congressional district map resulted in the partisan majority in the Texas congressional delegation shifting from 17-15 favoring the Democrats to 21-11 favoring the Republicans.
Earle's office began looking into several allegations of campaign finance law violations in January 2003. Prosecutors interviewed DeLay in August 2005, and he then said he knew of the money exchange in advance.
DeLay later said he did not learn of it until after Ellis made the deal with Nelson.

Resigned from Congress

His indictment in October 2005 forced DeLay to resign as House majority leader.
When legal wrangling kept DeLay from getting a speedy trial, he resigned his congressional seat.
Colyandro and Ellis face similar charges in the case, but will be tried separately.
One of the biggest blows to DeLay in the trial occurred Wednesday when Priest told the jury that if there was a conspiracy, DeLay could have entered it at any time before the checks were delivered to the candidates. That meant DeLay could be a party to the conspiracy even if he became involved after Ellis cut the deal with Nelson.
DeGuerin has contended that no money laundering occurred because TRMPAC legally could raise corporate money and legally transfer it to the RNC. DeGuerin said the RNC then legally could send money raised from individuals to the candidates.
Cobb said what made the case money laundering was the list of candidates Ellis gave Nelson earmarking the corporate money.

Tom Delay is now to be recognized as worthy to go down in history with the likes of Bernie Madoff, Ken Lay, and Kwame Kilpatrick.

Tom Delay was one of the major figures who steered funding into the CAPTA enhancements.  He was the father of foster care funding.
Tom Delay, with his all his mastery, got the Ways and Means Committee to pump massive funding into foster care and adoption programs. With the assistance of his new found, Born Again buddies, Delay became the master of child abuse  propaganda.  

He was able to send the Evangelical Christians on a crusade to promote child abuse propaganda to fund the business ventures of his family.  

Building permits in Texas show that the charity's largest project, a $7 million 50-acre housing complex near Houston for foster children, is being built by Bob Perry, a Texas contractor and a top Republican Party donor. Mr. Perry drew attention last year after providing the seed money for Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the conservative group that sought to undermine Senator John Kerry's Vietnam War record during his campaign for the presidency.

Rio Bend mission

Welcome to Rio Bend.

Rio Bend was funded by major corporations such the Gates and the Dell families.

Foundation for Kids, has consistently declined to identify its donors, citing their desire for privacy. But a review of corporate and charitable records shows that recent donors have included AT&T, the Corrections Corporation of America, Exxon Mobil, Limited Brands and the Southern Company, as well as Bill and Melinda Gates, the Microsoft founder and his wife, and Michael Dell of Dell computers.

Like other charities, the DeLay Foundation, which operates from a post office box near Mr. DeLay's house in Sugar Land, Tex., is not required under federal laws to release a donors' list. Nor does it have to account in detail for how it spends millions of dollars in donations on behalf of abused and neglected children. 

What makes this conviction so historical is because it is the first child welfare fraud prosecution and conviction.

Remember, child welfare fraud is a secret so and cannot be prosecuted in the publics purview as it would implode the belief systems of major religious and charitable organizations.  

Political campaigns were funded with child abuse and neglect dollars.  Children were Legally Kidnapped from their families to fund religious movements at the behest of their politicians.

This is conviction signals the beginning of the end of a very dark era in the United States.  Let us give thanks.

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