Real Solutions Encourage Responsibility; Safety Nets Should Not Become a Chronic Need

Dr. Robert Villare responds to the AMA’s continued support for Medicaid Expansion and ACA:

To K B O’Reilly on AMA wire. Better question to ask is why so many Ohioans (700,000) are on Medicaid.

It is well documented that these populations reproduce with abandon and lack a mother and father family presence, are irresponsible and non-compliant, and practice poor health habits. You write nothing about their need to get responsible or the need for Ohio to create jobs to resolve this root cause problem of the need for Medicaid. Safety nets, while appropriate in some cases, should not become a chronic need for residents.

The rant about covering everyone, with no contingent duties and responsibilities is old. You note nothing about how you think this should be paid for–the real dilemma over the last 30 years. Easy to say “cover everyone” but not easy to pay for it without burdening hard-working people that you will mandate the taking of more monies out of their pocket to give to others who feel entitled and may well lack appreciation for the handout.

Solve that problem. Give them jobs to earn at least some of their medical care, and terminate the costly regulations and liability issues facing providers in this litiginous population.

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Sunshine Needed as Corrupt Bureaucrats Attack Physicians and Patients

Guest Post from Gina Reghetti, D.O.

FYI, read the article about sunshine laws and my response copied below to the Trumbull County Ohio Tribune Chronicle regarding what happened to me. Let’s see if they publish it! So sick of the cover-up corruption everywhere.

Dear Editor:

I read the article in the Tribune Chronicle, “Officials need more focus on sunshine laws” today on January 17, 2016, and I agree that more emphasis must be placed on the rules that are established through Ohio’s Sunshine Laws, and the laws must be enforced.

I am a victim of the Champion Township Trustees’ Special Meeting of 10-30-2012 in which two of the trustees, Bob Farmer and Jeff Hovanic, along with Champion Township Zoning Attorney Mark Finamore, attempted to harm my livelihood in an illegal attempt to re-zone my commercial property to residential without my knowledge. Former Trustee Bill Templeton openly records all of their public meetings and gave me a copy of their three-hour CD for my legal counsel. Continue reading