Mar 31 2011

NYS Commission on Public Integrity Wants to Muzzle Me

Why would it want to do that?  All I did was suggest that the Commission may have had ulterior motives when it dismissed, without so much as an investigation, an ethics complaint made by the Center for Justice and Democracy about the lack of balance on the Medicaid Redesign Team. And yet, today I received [...]

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Mar 27 2011

Medical Malpractice Caps Absent From NYS Budget

According to Capitol Confidential, a budget agreement has been reached in Albany, and it does not include caps on medical malpractice awards.  As many of you know, the Medicaid Redesign Team had proposed a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages, which would have unfairly impacted children, the elderly, the unemployed and under-employed. No word yet on [...]

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Mar 26 2011

In New York State, Lots of Irony In Integrity

Integrity is a funny concept.  Some define themselves by it, and live by its precepts.  Others use it as a shield, behind which they act in ways that are anything but integrious. (Thanks to Antonin Pribetic, author of The Trial Warrior Blog, for pointing out this site, which provides an expanded definition of the term.) [...]

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