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February 20, 2013


"“Each of these (proposals) is aimed at one thing — jobs,” Brian Hagedorn, Walker’s chief legal counsel, said at the hearing. “These changes send a symbolic and substantive message that Wisconsin is open for business.”"

can’t use those state investigation records...

But you can be sure if they had their way, they'd happily let insurance companies go back to using ANY records or data to deny someone health converage...

my grandma got a similar bedsore in a home. i think these are hard. very hard.

As for the standard of medical care, long term facilities are acutely aware of bedsores. €They are notoriously hard to treat and easily become worse due to secondary infection.

In short, they should regularly inspect the skin for bedsores. They should have hopped right on it as soon as the skin showed any breakdown. If their patient care records don't show this, they were grossly negligent.

And what could be more relevant than if the facility had been warned of problems and failed to address them ? Closing the records sounds like a way of protecting the facilities despite being troubled.

Kind of sounds like closing the food / restarant sanitation inspection records so the public doesn't know if their restaurant is sanitary or not. Or in a measure that has been done, laws which hide where food came from.

Criminal conspiracy, sounds like, to cover up systematic neglect.
Part of the Republican way of life.

As someone who had a very similar situation happen to me - but who just snuck in with the old rules - I can tell you that at least I had a chance for litigation (it collapsed when the doctor changed her story during a deposition).

Under the new rules, I wouldn't have had any lawyer want to take the case. Medical testimonial from experts costs thousands of dollars.

I really am ready to reciprocate the hatred that the GOP has for the downtrodden - my apologies to the Dalai Lama and Gandhi.

Amen to this. Just had an argument with an apologist for the Keystone Pipeline and his argument for the pipeline was, who has to drive less? Asked about rooftop solar, his argument was that the more rich people install solar panels, the more poor people will have to pay for the electric grid.

I managed to convince him that the real poor suffer more from asthma from fossil fuels and lousy transit options than they are going to do from solar panels and the Keystone pipeline -- and that the people who will suffer from solar panels and the Keystone are the rich who get $200 per kilowatt hour on the sunniest days and who own the pipeline, and the refineries, and the tar sands that will so benefit from a cheap and read pipeline. The Republicans spend a lot of time caring about the hypothetical poor who need jobs while they gut protections and remedies for the real poor.

Walker's term as governor is a helluva long horror show if you ask me.

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