Wednesday, June 24, 2015

On the Brink of a Game Changer for Parental Rights

-- June 24, 2015
On the Brink of a Game Changer for Parental Rights

The delay of our Summer Power Sweep has yielded its first dividend, and though I still must remain vague on the details I can report that we have secured our first commitment from a Democrat to cosponsor the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) in the U.S. House! This is one small piece in a larger puzzle, but it is a positive step toward a real game changer in our parental rights effort.

Those who have been with us for a while will recall that although parental rights efforts at the state level have consistently been bipartisan, Congress has been a different story. At one point we had 141 cosponsors in the House, of which 140 were Republicans. In Washington’s “party-first” atmosphere that was 140 reasons for Democrats to say, “No, thank you,” without even considering the language we proposed.

For those who have been wondering, this has been the reason for delaying our Summer Power Sweep – to make sure the PRA starts out on bipartisan footing this time around. And we are now a major step closer to that goal.

But that’s not all. We are seeing other in-roads as well.

Last week, David Miranda and I attended the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus, Ohio, where we had opportunity to talk with hundreds of pastors and leaders of other organizations. As a result of our week, will soon be sitting down with the public policy arm of the nation’s largest protestant denomination, as well. And the potential of even one of these pastors to influence an entire community for our cause cannot be measured or guessed.
In short, any one of the hundreds we talked to could turn out to be yet another game changer in our favor.

David and I then finished our week at the Mitochondrial Disease Conference in Herndon, Virginia, where we met dozens of families affected by this misunderstood disease. A majority of these parents will be accused of medical abuse or neglect at some point in their child’s medical journey. They understand just how vital their parental rights are.

Organizationally, they also have the ear of the bipartisan Mitochondrial Disease Caucus in Congress. That group is currently made up of 7 Republicans and almost twice as many Democrats. Securing the support of some of these on the Parental Rights Amendment, which the Mito community may help us to do, would be another game changer for the PRA.
Action Items
With the Summer Power Sweep still on hold, what can you do to further the cause of parental rights?

As I write this, 69,052 Facebook users are fans of our page. We would like to hit just 70,000 as a direct result of this email. So please take a moment if you haven’t already to “like” our page. And if you already have, please share it to a few select friends and ask them to “like” us as well. It may seem like a small thing, but Facebook is a growing platform for us, and one we can use to reach many more Americans with the need to protect their parental rights.

And if you haven’t already, why not download the petition here and see if you can find a few friends to help you fill up a page? Don’t forget to make plans for National Parental Rights Week starting July 20, too, with a goal of at least filling one page (16 signatures) to increase our reach for this vital cause.

This is our best chance to pass the Parental Rights Amendment. Let us work to make the most of it!
Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research
Think about it
Nuff Said, yes?



  • National Coordinator of the Family Survey Program
    When One Deals with the Child Protective AGENCY

Friday, June 19, 2015

National Medicare Fraud Takedown Results

As the Senior Editor of GPC Publications, periodically, like to share the Medicare Fraud that is going on; and the Agency that is Responsible for Catching those that do.
Noting, and imagine that it is not the Government that is Frauding Medicare, BUT the Private Hospitals, Doctors, etc.

BTW, in regards to the Child Protective AGENCY, there is much fraud going on, but to date many have missed it. Much of it is related to Targeted Case Management. Check out this Animated Video as an Introductory to the issues>> The Anatomy of Child Welfare Fraud >>

Anyway, here are some
Enforcement Actions
National Medicare Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against 243 Individuals for Approximately $712 Million in False Billing
Image of HHS OIG special agent
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced today a nationwide sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in 17 districts, resulting in charges against 243 individuals, including 46 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $712 million in false billings.  In addition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also suspended a number of providers using its suspension authority as provided in the Affordable Care Act.  This coordinated takedown is the largest in Strike Force history, both in terms of the number of defendants charged and loss amount.   
Attorney General Lynch and Secretary Burwell were joined in the announcement by FBI Director James B. Comey, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson of the HHS Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) and Deputy Administrator and Director of CMS Center for Program Integrity Shantanu Agrawal, M.D.
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Other Actions

  • Florida Physician Agrees to Pay $4 Million and To Accept a 5-Year Exclusion From Medicare to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations (June 17, 2015; U.S. Attorney; Southern District of Florida)
  • Manhattan U.S. Attorney Settles Civil Fraud Claims Against Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. For Its Misleading Marketing Designed To Cause Prescriptions Of Azasite For Non-Fda Approved Uses (June 17, 2015; U.S. Attorney; Southern District of New York)
  • Former Shelby County Hospital CFO Sentenced in EHR Incentive Case (June 17, 2015; U.S. Attorney; Eastern District of Texas)
  • Registered Nurse Co-Owner of Ultimate Care Home Health Services, Inc. Pleads Guilty to Role in Healthcare Fraud Conspiracy (June 16, 2015; U.S. Attorney; Northern District of Texas)
  • State Enforcement Actions Updated
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  • National Coordinator of the Family Survey Program
    When One Deals with the Child Protective AGENCY

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Why We Are Stalled in the Reform of CPS

Thoughts to consider, And yes many may get their feelers hurt. But we must do our homework and know a proper way to defend ourselves.
Often shared the thought, If you don't know your rights, you have none.
Granpa Chuck
Just an ol' guy, who has shared many family experiences.
Including, facing the Child Protective AGENCY
Intro to article>>

Why We Are Stalled in the Reform of CPS
Roz McAllister, Family Advocate

    It seem that the stall in reform within Children Services is all my fault.  Why is beyond me since all I have done is attempt to explain, the “been there, done that” and it just doesn't work. In fact, it backfires, time and time again!

    First let's just look at this from the common sense angle, and get to the nuts and bolts in a bit.  Can you name any family that was reunited by protests and petitions?  Well, I sure can't!  And before you try to site Justina, I can tell you that the spot light of the media did put pressure on, but then, when someone as big as Glenn Beck takes an interest (and may have helped fund the parents' fight), it's a bit hard to ignore.  The key was getting the right attorney to fight the case the proper way that was the winning factor, not the media.  You see, the judge is not supposed to listen to anything on a case outside the courtroom.   That being said, if the media put pressure on the decision, the judge is in violation, and needs to be off the bench!  So, let's look at a few current events and how they affect the reform movement.  But first, let's look at where we are starting.  Continue

  • National Coordinator of the Family Survey Program
    When One Deals with the Child Protective AGENCY