Letter to Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle....
Governor Jim Doyle - It's time you took a hard line with the employees at
your Department of Regulation and Licensing (DRL), with an eye towards a serious
house cleaning. The employees you have there simply ignore State policy,
and common sense. Incompetence, ignorance, and brutality have become
Many of us were
disappointed when Donsia Strong Hill resigned as Secretary of DRL - for I'm sure
she was on the right track. But the frustrations of taking over, and the
attempt to make changes, of an agency so obviously in the throes of corruption
and incompetence, were, apparently, too much for her.
Hill obviously started out with the best of intent, it soon became clear that
she could not force long time employees, accustomed to a comfortable autonomy, into a
It became clear
to me, that in Wisconsin, despite all of its Northern claims to equality and
integration, it was, and is, impossible for a black female to manage, and
expect obedience and cooperation, from a staff of white middle-aged males
comfortable in their world. The DRL Staff simply thwarted her, and she was
unable to force the issues. "Racism" is alive and well in Wisconsin
government. For all practical purposes, DRL is still operating in the dark
ages - in more ways than one.
And, that's not
working for Wisconsin, because there are serious problems at DRL that need to be
Regulation in Wisconsin is a Mess...
As Donsia Strong
Hill found out, and publicly exclaimed,
"What I inherited were a group of prosecutors who basically had functioned in
the past with very little supervision over them or direction or even the
establishment of priorities,"
said. "We certainly have changed that."
When CBS News 3 asked
Strong Hill, "You're supervising them
more closely?" She responded, "They are
definitely being supervised more closely."
Strong Hill's best intent, and the actual writing down of DRL policies, very
little has changed - as is in evidence with current activities at DRL.
At DRL there is
no focus, no plan, no management of a plan, nothing that serves the public.
staff, because of this lack of focus, etc., is involved in bigotry - unrelenting, unchecked, hatred-in-the-eyes,
prejudice. Personal opinions, no matter what form they take, reign.
There is no adherence to State policy, what-so-ever, and certain employees
believe, and openly voice, that "they" make State policy.
DRL, instead of
focusing on disciplining "bad doctors," acts as a pressure agent for
Health insurance companies. In Wisconsin, for all practical purposes,
Health Insurance companies direct the daily activities of the DRL "Health
Staff." DRL serves, predominantly, as a tool to deny claims, and force
health professionals into compliance with health insurance company decisions.
Fourteen of sixteen "complaints," and the consequent actions, filed
against health professionals were from health insurance companies, not patients.
What They're INTENTIONALLY Missing at DRL...
According to a
major new study,
39,170 people die
unnecessarily, and 301,513 have severe health problems in Wisconsin due to
the problems inherent in the approved American Health Care System - and nothing
is being done about it. You can find out more about this by reading an
earlier article called
"The American Medical System is Broken."
met the "Health Staff" at DRL - and THEY are the problem. The words
"Inept" and "Incompetent" are understatement. Six weeks ago
I sent a request for information (below) to Acting DRL Secretary Sandra Rowe,
whom I've worked with before, when she was Chief of Enforcement. Rowe
would have forwarded my information request to the "Health Staff," for
action. In six weeks I haven't received even a phone call, or a note,
about when my questions would be answered. I imagine, considering the
nature, and seriousness of my concerns, that my request was ignored, for that's
what they do... when they don't want a light shined on them, or don't want to do
what they are supposed to do.
I suspect that
the white middle-aged male "Health Staff," ignored the request
forwarded to them from Sandra Rowe because she, too, is a black female they have
no intention of taking orders from.
Wisconsin Department of
Regulation & Licensing
Monday, November 8th,
There are three issues on my
plate today. Copies of my inquiry are distributed appropriately.
(One) An article in a New
York Medical Association magazine, this month, discusses the health insurance
industry’s recent actions to finance State prosecutions against health
professionals. It never occurred to me, before, to ask whether or not this
situation has, or is, occurring in Wisconsin.
As you may be aware, fourteen
Wisconsin health professionals were turned in to DRL, and prosecutions ensued
PURELY on the basis of insurance company complaints – there were NO PATIENT
complaints. Consider this letter to be a formal request for information
regarding the relationship between DRL and the health insurance industry.
Specifically, are there, or
were there, any instances where a health insurance company, or anyone who could
be construed as their agent(s), provided money, services, or anything of value,
for a case against any health professional within the State of Wisconsin? If
so, how much, by whom, and what was the result of each case?
Specifically, are there, or
were there, any instances where ANYONE provided money, services, or anything of
value, for a case against any health professional within the State of
Wisconsin? If so, how much, by whom, and what was the result of each case?
I would consider it abhorrent
for DRL to sell its prosecutorial services to private industry, or to a private
individual. So, I think, would the people of Wisconsin.
(Two) The Death by Medicine
article, found in the text of
“Wisconsin: Just a Lull in the Battle…” raises serious issues about
Wisconsin DRL’s lack of proactive solutions to health problems. Can you give me
some idea WHEN DRL will be engaging in a process to stem the death and injury
rate in Wisconsin? Other States are already doing this… There are health
professionals, and interested media, within the State who could HELP you set up
such a program. For instance CBS NEWS just did an expose’ on the hospital
scandal, just a few days ago.
(Three) Has your agency
conducted an investigation into exactly how over 100 of the patient records
turned over by Stuart Suster MD to DRL, under subpoena by Arthur Thexton, ended
up in the hands of Milwaukee Fox TV 6? If so, what was the result of that
investigation? Will there be a disciplinary action?
evidence of this lack of control of DRL employees is the continued antics of two
DRL prosecutors, Arthur Thexton, and James Polewski, and their Supervisor
Michael Berndt, who, together, frankly, make up Wisconsin's health care version of the Ku
earlier attacked Dale Buegel MD, and documents show, Thexton acted completely
unethically to remove Buegel's license to practice medicine. Buegel, when
attacked, mistakenly agreed to a "stipulation" wherein he would take a
class in something. Thexton, in communication with another attorney,
bragged that he knew Buegel would not be able to comply because the class
started before the stipulation was agreed upon. When Buegel could not
comply, because the "class" was already closed, Thexton filed to take
Buegel's license, claiming "Buegel should have known.,.."
worst case, by far, was his attack on Milwaukee Pain Management specialist
Stuart Suster MD, on behalf of several health insurance companies. Thexton
subpoenaed over a hundred patient records from Suster, then turned them all over
to a TV news reporter - who abused the information to ruin Suster's practice.
Revealing patient records is a Federal felony punishable by 10 years in jail,
and a $250,000 fine - for each occurrence. Suster is suing Thexton over
issues, and situations, so horrible, I've never, ever, heard of anything so bad.
Thexton, in the
Suster case, pulled out all the stops, and completely ignored Suster's Civil
Rights - probably because of Thexton's innate bigotry. Stuart Suster is a
And then there's
Polewski's stumbling attacks against innovation in health care.
Common Theme at DRL...
Bigotry. Ignorance. Disorganization.
Lack of "due process"
due to lack of adequate management.
There is a committee of top
Wisconsin health professionals and health activists ready, and willing, to help
you, and the successor you pick to replace Donsia Strong Hill, to solve this
problem. Pick somebody "tough" who will have no problem reassigning
the white middle-aged male "Health Staff," to something they can
handle - like cleaning urinals.
Tim Bolen - Consumer Advocate
This "Millions of Health Freedom Fighters -
Newsletter" is about the battle between "Health and Medicine" on Planet Earth.
Tim Bolen is an op/ed writer with extensive knowledge of the activities of a
subversive organization calling itself the "quackbusters," and that
organization's attempts to suppress, and discredit, any, and all health
modalities that compete with the allopathic (MD) paradigm for consumer health
dollars. The focus of the newsletter is on the ongoing activities, battles,
politics, and the victories won by members of the "Health Freedom Movement"
against the "quackbusters" It details "who the quackbusters are, what they are,
where they are operating, when they appear, and how they operate - and how easy
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