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Petitioning Secretary, HHS Kathleen Sebelius and 3 others

STATE OF FL...IT'S NOT JUST THE GULF THAT REEKS!!

State of FL...drowning to death in toxic filth and corrupt politicians and State agencies. Federal government...are you LISTENING??

I don't know what's more sickening these days...the rank smell of the toxic stew of an ecosystem dying in the steaming summer sun or the constant media barrage generated by billions of dollars wasted in false advertising by BP's chubby-cheeked Darryl Willis (which of course should be spent paying claims), and uber-guber candidates Rick Scott and Bill McCollum (that of course could be spent instead on saving human lives, helping the poor who live on fixed incomes, the unemployed--something's that's REALLY frowned on in State of FL government, as Rethuglicans and the likes of Rick Scott REALLY hate that kind of thing...all those pesky poor people wanting us to share our wealth).

Let's break this down, America. In one corner, we have one FL uber-guber candidate, Rick Scott, a gazillionaire who acquired his wealth as (gag me) a hospital administrator no less, who yes, of course, is guilty as sin of repeatedly committing Medicare/Medicaid/insurance fraud, and he wants us to believe his smiling mug that more of the likes of HIM is just what FL needs. And what's he touting as his big solution?? Holding government accountable. Yeah, right, Rick. The likes of your kind have been stuffing your pockets for years, with ill-gotten gains and crooked politicians who're only happy to oblige you, at the cost of patients' lives, and you claim you want to hold government accountable?? YOUR idea of holding government accountable is to make it easier for crooks like you to continue buying politicians. YOUR idea of holding government accountable is to go even further to rip off FL taxpayers and FL's most vulnerable citizens--the unemployed, the disabled--even worse than it is now. CRAWL BACK UNDER YOUR ROCK, RICK SCOTT, WE'VE GOT ENOUGH PROBLEMS WITHOUT YET ANOTHER SNAKE-IN-THE-GRASS!

And then there's Bill McCollum (double-gag), who has one of those faces only a mother could love (well, it's TRUE, and yes, I couldn't resist that little, ad hominem pink elephant in the room; OK, there, I've said it). Bill McCollum, of the species known as Rethuglican, business-as-usual good-ol-boy, wouldn't recognize the truth if it bit him on the behind...and well it SHOULD!! McCollum would like us all to think that he's the Almighty Himself...the epitome of truth, justice, and the American Way...only that's NOT the American way...it's his VERSION of the American Way...his phony "pro-life" stance of saving the unborn whilst doing everything in his abuse-of-power-mentality to NOT take care of the living, but instead he wants to keep the poor just that--poor, supporting in typical, tired, ol' Rethuglican fashion, the systematic destruction of social services such as MEDICAID, whilst out of the other side of his horse face, trying to convince us that he wields the SWORD OF JUSTICE whacking the heads off all who commit Medicaid fraud. Truth is, however, IT'S ALL A LIE, AND I HAVE THE DOCUMENTATION TO PROVE IT! I have repeatedly reported Medicaid fraud to McCollum and local-yokel Pensacola yahoos, and what happened?? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!! In fact, McCollum helped cover up the fact that the State of FL FAILS TO PROVIDE MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES WITH EXPLANATIONS OF BENEFITS (EOBs). FL MEDICAID PAID A FRAUDULENTLY-FILED MEDICAID CLAIM, AND INSTEAD OF OWNING UP TO IT, THEY REMOVED IT FROM THEIR SYSTEM, IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT I HAVE DOCUMENTATION PROVING OTHERWISE!! My, my, Billie-Boy, what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive. And he has the NERVE to waste time and money suing the President for doing something positive about healthcare. (Take your sour grapes, Billie-Boy, and stick 'em where the FL sunshine doesn't SHINE!)

And that's not all...Billie-Boy and his buddy, Charlie Crist (who only wants to be a US Senator so wifey can kick up her heels in the DC social scene--YUCK--why would anyone in their RIGHT MIND want to do that?? I need ten showers just thinking about it), are "AS WE SPEAK" covering up for the many sins of the FL Dept of Children & Families, who always seems to be in some kind of trouble (hmm...good reason for George Sheldon, DCF's Secretary, to decide not to run for uber-guber himself after all). THE FL DEPT OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES HAS DELIBERATELY BEEN REFUSING FOR MONTHS TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME IN WRITING, AS IS MY LEGAL RIGHT, REGARDING MY PROVIDER'S MEDICAID CLAIMS! (Retaliation, anyone??) A crazy (and I DO mean crazy) hospital administrator named Andy Terry at Baptist Hospital-Pensacola is in cahoots with DCF. BH refuses to communicate in writing and refuses to provide me with itemized statements, and when I showed up at Administration in April and kindly asked to speak to someone, the idiots pushed the "panic button" (and lied IN WRITING about it later to the FL Agency for Healthcare Administration--yet another FL agency whose employees collect paychecks for doing NOTHING), and Pensacola's version of "Barney Fife" followed me halfway home (actually, they wanted to make sure I wasn't going to stop by the BH Business Office). I'm not kidding, America! This is the ugly truth about FL government that you won't hear anywhere else, certainly not in "Big Media."

DCF is always in hot water with regard to child safety, but what you hear less or nothing at all about is how many Medicaid beneficiaries are screwed out of their benefits every day. In my case, it's done by failing to acknowledge that the monthly share-of-cost is met, which it is, but by refusing to acknowledge that it is, provider's Medicaid claims are denied, after which the provider bills the patient, which results in unnecessary stress and often denial of services to patients who NEED those services the most, and for no other reason than that the State of FL DOESN'T WANT TO SPEND FEDERAL MEDICAID MONEY ON THOSE PESKY MEDICAID CLAIMS. FL IS ONE OF THOSE STATES WHO LIKES NOTHING BETTER THAN TO DIVERT FUNDS INTENDED FOR SOCIAL SERVICES INTO THE POCKETS OF CORRUPT POLITICIANS, LOBBYISTS (TRULY SCUM OF THE EARTH), AND HEALTHCARE CORPORATIONS WHO JUST LOVE TO CONTRIBUTE TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS.

Let's see, who else have we got running for uber-guber? Oh, yes, my old buddy, Alex Sink, who in 2007 wouldn't lift a finger to prosecute GEICO (which, of course Billy McCollum could've done, as well, but of course, did not) for blatant statutory violations for which I had proof-positive documentation, not just by GEICO, but GEICO's slimy Tampa attorneys, as well (and for any of you thinking of moving to the "Sunshine State," I've lived all over FL, and the two worst, most corrupt cities I've ever lived in are Tampa and Tallahassee). Alex is just a skanky banker in disguise (I just love Bill Mahr's name for Bank of America, i.e., Skank of America). She's completely ineffective and totally useless.

The only remaining candidate worth a hoot is Bud Chiles, and if I'm still living in the Sunshine State on election day, I'll probably vote for him, however, a few FL friends who're as disgusted as myself with the smiling backstabbers running for office, are writing me in as a candidate, to send a loud-and-clear message that we're sick and tired of the same-old, same-old, money-grubbing slimeballs running for office. (God willing, I'll be outta here by then.)

The point of this Petition, is to demand that the Federal government IMMEDIATELY INITIATE A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE FL DEPT OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES AND AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION, AND IMMEDIATELY TAKE MEDICAID ADMINISTRATION OUT OF THEIR HANDS. PROVIDERS DESERVE TO BE PAID, QUALIFIED BENEFICIARIES DESERVE THEIR BENEFITS, AND HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO BE COMMUNICATED WITH IN WRITING ON A TIMELY BASIS BY THESE AGENCIES.

AND WHILE YOU'RE AT IT, MR. PRESIDENT, WE WANT TO KNOW WHY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, US DEPT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY, FAILS TO LIFT A FINGER, IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT I'VE REPORTED THESE ABUSES TO HER AGENCY REPEATEDLY OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS...AND ALSO WHY THE "HELP" COMMITTEE (US SENATE COMMITTEE FOR HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR & PENSIONS) IS SO "HELPLESS," REFUSING TO RESPOND TO CITIZENS IN WRITING, THOSE VERY CITIZENS WHO VOTED THEIR SORRY ASSES INTO OFFICE IN THE FIRST PLACE).

AS WELL, CMS ALSO NEEDS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR DELIBERATE FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME OR ANY OTHER BENEFICIARIES IN WRITING. (IN PARTICULAR, DANIEL SCHREINER, CMS OMBUDSMAN, HAS NEVER ONCE ACKNOWLEDGED AN E-MAIL OR RESPONDED). IN FACT, I RECEIVED A NASTY E-MAIL FROM CMS STATING THEY WOULD NOT COMMUNICATE WITH ME IN WRITING! HOW IS THAT OK WITH YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN THIS COUNTRY?? I AM A DISABLED SENIOR CITIZEN, AND I'VE WORKED FOR BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT, AND I DESERVE BETTER THAN TO CONTINUALLY BE ABUSED IN THIS MANNER, UNCHECKED! AND I'M NOT, OF COURSE, THE ONLY CITIZEN WHO'S TREATED THIS WAY.

IT'S TIME, MR. PRESIDENT, FOR YOU TO ROOT OUT ALL ABUSIVE, DYSFUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOR FROM GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. WE VOTED FOR YOU BECAUSE THIS IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF NONSENSE WE WANT YOU TO CHANGE!

SO SNAP TO IT IF YOU WANT TO STAND A SNOWBALL'S CHANCE IN HADES OF BEING RE-ELECTED!

Carol Tucker, MA

Pensacola, FL 32507

UPDATE: AFTER POSTING THIS PETITION EARLIER TODAY, IT'S SINCE BEEN VALIDATED TO ME BY SOMEONE WHO WORKS IN HEALTHCARE THAT CLIENTS/PATIENTS ON SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY WHO QUALIFY FOR MEDICAID ARE BEING DENIED MEDICAID. SOMETHING IS DEFINITELY WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE. FEDERAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THESE CORRUPT FLORIDA AGENCIES IS LOOOOOOOOOONG OVERDUE!!

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