setstatsVince Cataldi - Milwaukee
County Executive Scott Walker - Milwaukee
Seeking answers to resolve GAMP inefficiency

Seeking answers to resolve GAMP inefficiency
INDEX of Correspondence

  1. From: Cunningham, Erin - Office of Governor Jim Doyle
    [mailto:Erin.Cunningham@gov.state.wi.us]
    Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 10:32 AM
    To: 'mcataldi@ultravisual.com'
    Subject: Vince

  2. From: "Vince Cataldi" <vince@cataldi.us>
    To: "Marifran Cataldi" <mcataldi@ultravisual.com>;
    <Erin.Cunningham@gov.state.wi.us>
    Cc: "Vince cataldi" <vince@cataldi.us>
    Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 4:55 PM
    Subject: GAMP and Vince Cataldi

  3. From: "Vince Cataldi" <vince@cataldi.us>
    To: "Marifran Cataldi" <mcataldi@ultravisual.com>;
    <Erin.Cunningham@gov.state.wi.us>
    Cc: "Vince cataldi" <vince@cataldi.us>
    Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 2:33 AM
    Subject: GAMP Contact: and Vince Cataldi

  4. From: "Vince Cataldi" <vince@cataldi.us>
    To: <Erin.Cunningham@gov.state.wi.us>
    Cc: "Marifran Cataldi" <mcataldi@ultravisual.com>; "Vince Cataldi"
    <vince@cataldi.us>
    Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2003 10:04 PM
    Subject: RE: Vince Cataldi

  5. From: Vince Cataldi
    To: erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us
    Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 5:14 AM
    Subject: Re: Give Health A Chance - Health Links - GHAC.htm

  6. From: "Vince Cataldi" <vince@cataldi.us>
    To: <Erin.Cunningham@gov.state.wi.us>
    Cc: "Vince Cataldi" <vince@cataldi.us>; "Marifran Cataldi"
    <mcataldi@ultravisual.com>
    Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 2:22 PM
    Subject: Vince Cataldi - GAMP UR

  7. From: "Vince Cataldi" <vince@cataldi.us>
    To: <Erin.Cunningham@gov.state.wi.us>
    Cc: "Vince Cataldi" <vince@cataldi.us>; "Marifran Cataldi"
    <mcataldi@ultravisual.com>
    Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 3:29 PM
    Subject: Re: Vince Cataldi - GAMP UR

  8. From: Vince Cataldi
    To: erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us
    Cc:  wisgov@mail.state.wi.us ; senator_kohl@kohl.senate.gov ; odalo_ohiku@feingold.senate.gov ; Darcy Haber-WCA
    Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 3:33 AM
    Subject: GAMP aint nimble, GAMP aint quick, GAMP URD's got quite the shtick

  9.  07-04-03 GAMP investigation warranted and requested

  10. From: Vince Cataldi
    To: CountyExec@milwcnty.com
    Cc: erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us
    Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2003 11:19 PM
    Subject: Mostly Fearless

  11.  From: Vince Cataldi
     Sent: Sun 7/27/2003 3:37 AM
     To: CountyExec@milwcnty.com; OCRComplaint@hhs.gov
     Cc: erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us; Vince Cataldi
     Subject: GAMP: unconstitutionally applied, logically?

  12. From: Vince Cataldi
    Sent: Sat 7/26/2003 11:19 PM
    To: CountyExec@milwcnty.com
    Cc: erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us
    Subject: Mostly Fearless

  13. From: <DWink@milwcnty.com>
    To: <vince@cataldi.us>
    Sent: Friday, August 01, 2003 9:07 AM
    Subject: RE: GAMP E-Mail

  14. From: Vince Cataldi
    To: dwink@milwcnty.com
    Cc: CountyExec@milwcnty.com ; erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us ;
    OCRComplaint@hhs.gov ; vince cataldi
    Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 8:42 AM
    Subject: 07-04-03 GAMP investigation warranted and requested

  15. From: <DWink@milwcnty.com>
    To: <vince@cataldi.us>
    Cc: <BMurray@milwcnty.com>
    Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 4:32 PM
    Subject: RE: Gamp

  16. From: Vince Cataldi
    To: dwink@milwcnty.com ; BMurray@milwcnty.com ;
    CountyExec@milwcnty.com
    Cc: vince cataldi ; gamp.milw@sbcGlobal.net ;
    erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us ; OCRComplaint@hhs.gov
    Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 3:32 AM
    Subject: Professional opinion please?

  17. From: <DWink@milwcnty.com>
    To: <vince@cataldi.us>
    Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 8:32 AM
    Subject: Dr Dicus: Second opinion about neck

  18. From: Vince Cataldi [mailto:vince@cataldi.us]
    Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 2:44 AM
    To: Vince Cataldi; CountyExec@milwcnty.com; BMurray@milwcnty.com;
    dwink@milwcnty.com
    Cc: OCRComplaint@hhs.gov; erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us;
    gamp.milw@sbcGlobal.net
    Subject: Re: Professional opinion please?

  19. From: Vince Cataldi [mailto:vince@cataldi.us]
    Sent: Monday, August 25, 2003 1:37 PM
    To: Vince Cataldi; CountyExec@milwcnty.com; BMurray@milwcnty.com; dwink@milwcnty.com
    Cc: OCRComplaint@hhs.gov; erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us; gamp.milw@sbcGlobal.net
    Subject: Town meetings schedules

  20. From: DWink@milwcnty.com [mailto:DWink@milwcnty.com]
    Sent: Monday, August 25, 2003 3:56 PM
    To: vince@cataldi.us
    Subject: Town meetings schedules

  21. From: Vince Cataldi [mailto:vince@cataldi.us]
    Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 4:33 AM
    To: DWink@milwcnty.com
    Subject: RE: Town meetings schedules

  22. From: DWink@milwcnty.com [mailto:DWink@milwcnty.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 10:54 AM
    To: vince@cataldi.us
    Cc: BMurray@milwcnty.com
    Subject: RE: Town meetings schedules

  23. From: Vince Cataldi [mailto:vince@cataldi.us]
    Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2003 12:15 AM
    To: BMurray@milwcnty.com; dwink@milwcnty.com; CountyExec@milwcnty.com
    Cc: OCRComplaint@hhs.gov; erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us; gamp.milw@sbcGlobal.net
    Subject: Vincent J Cataldi - Poor health, poor attitude, and seeking answers

  24. From: Vince Cataldi
    To: BMurray@milwcnty.com ; dwink@milwcnty.com ; CountyExec@milwcnty.com ; Vince Cataldi
    Cc: OCRComplaint@hhs.gov ; erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us ; gamp.milw@sbcGlobal.net
    Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 12:16 AM
    Subject: Patient's request for release of records

  25. From: <BMurray@milwcnty.com>
    To: "Vince Cataldi" 
    Cc: DWink@milwcnty.com>
    Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 10:16 AM
    Subject: Re: Patient's request for release of records again

  26. From:   "Vince Cataldi"  <vince@cataldi.us
    To:   <CountyExec@milwcnty.com>, <dwink@milwcnty.com>,  <BMurray@milwcnty.com> 
    cc:  <gamp.milw@sbcGlobal.net>,   <erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us>, 
    <OCRComplaint@hhs.gov> 
    09/14/2003 10:31  PM 
    Subject:  Patient's request for release of records again   

  27. 27.  From: Vince Cataldi
    To: CountyExec@milwcnty.com ; dwink@milwcnty.com ; BMurray@milwcnty.com
    Cc: gamp.milw@sbcGlobal.net ; erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us ; OCRComplaint@hhs.gov
    Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2003 10:31 PM
    Subject: Patient's request for release of records again
  28. From: <BMurray@milwcnty.com>
    To: "Vince Cataldi" <vince@cataldi.us>
    Cc: <DWink@milwcnty.com>
    Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 10:16 AM
    Subject: Re: Patient's request for release of records again
  29. From: Vince Cataldi
    To: BMurray@milwcnty.com ; dwink@milwcnty.com ; CountyExec@milwcnty.com
    Cc: OCRComplaint@hhs.gov ; erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us ; gamp.milw@sbcGlobal.net
    Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 5:33 AM
    Subject: Say what?
  30. From: <BMurray@milwcnty.com>
    To: "Vince Cataldi" <vince@cataldi.us>
    Cc: <DWink@milwcnty.com>
    Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 10:16 AM
    Subject: Re: Patient's request for release of records again
  31. To: BMurray@milwcnty.com ; dwink@milwcnty.com ; CountyExec@milwcnty.com
    Cc: OCRComplaint@hhs.gov ; erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us ; gamp.milw@sbcGlobal.net
    Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 5:33 AM
    Subject: Say what?
  32. From: Vince Cataldi
    To: BMurray@milwcnty.com ; dwink@milwcnty.com ; CountyExec@milwcnty.com
    Cc: OCRComplaint@hhs.gov ; erin.cunningham@gov.state.wi.us ; gamp.milw@sbcGlobal.net
    Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 3:02 AM
    Subject: Patient's request for release of records a third time

     mailto: gamp.milw

County Executive Scott Walker - Milwaukee
Seeking answers to resolve GAMP inefficiency

  1. General Assistance Medical Program - Milwaukee

  2. GO TO GAMP LINKS

  3. Walker betrays trust

  4. mailto: gamp.milw


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General Assistance Medical Program - Milwaukee
County Executive Scott Walker says:

Subject: RE: Town meetings schedules: Regarding the GAMP program - this is a program for the indigent that do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid and have no other health insurance option. Milwaukee County is not mandated to have the GAMP program, but it was put into place after Doyne Hospital was closed to serve the indigent population.  Milwaukee County sees it as a service to its residents that need health care assistance. again this is not a mandated or required program for Milwaukee County, however, it is a program that is necessary and speaks to the core functions of county government.


Darlene J. Wink - Constituent Services Coordinator
-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker - 414-278-4191
dwink@milwcnty.com   ----- 
Forwarded by Darlene Wink/Co Exec/Milwaukee County 
on 08/27/2003 10:39 AM -----

Health Care: in America must become more efficient
 - or people die for waste, and the politics of medicine

Human beings, in the United States of America and, deserve affordable, truly accessible, and honest Healthcare from their communities, an obligation of the community at the local level.  The office of Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker says: "...again this is not a mandated or required program for Milwaukee County, however, it is a program that is necessary and speaks to the core functions of county government"

Below is my historical record of my efforts to improve efficiency within GAMP, to free up millions of wasted money, and redirect them to assist the true intended needy.  Executive Walker is not Walking as he's Talking, would Ryan still be Trying?

Below you will find 32 e-mail correspondence concerning my grievance with GAMP -- General Assistance Medical Program  Milwaukee. This correspondence begins on June 26 and ends on September 19. Despite my efforts to help them, my inquiries are still virtually unanswered, although somewhat sparingly replied to. It's turning into a bit of a mess, and I am surprised because I only wanted to help them, so I could be helped too. 

I tried to understand the inefficiencies and discrepancies between the records of communication; between GAMP and Dr. Deckard office.. I write to request a formal investigation, only because the Gamp Utilization Department instructed me to do so.

Therefore, I wrote again, and again, and again, and so on; my county executive Scott Walker refuses to respond to me, and continues to treat me like a contagious problem. Please read this series of correspondence below, to understand what is going on.  Thanks for your time.

I was so delighted that DR Deckard agreed to help me as a professional favor and referral from Dr. Dicus, they both gave me a huge favor.  I am embarrassed, insulted, and furious with the way GAMP dealt with Dr. Deckard.  Why should this specialist doctor help me for no money, piles of paper work, and the run-around; why would GAMP treat him like with complete disrespect.  I feel betrayed.

Pseudo Summary

Without my Governor Doyle's assistance, I would still be seeking diagnosis after six months of being ignored. I politely asked if we could discover why all those communications from my doctors seem to disappear, and why there was inefficient flow communication. I was told to write a letter. I wrote to the County Executive Scott Walkers office, it  seemed appropriate as he is  in charge of the Milwaukee County. Also he was on  a search for money, by slashing budgets,  how better to find money than  to use an existing budgets, but rather use this money more efficiently!

Since I was given no answers I decided to use my legal right to legally request my own patient information within the gamp bureaucracy, and so I sent them is digitally signed and legal document three times now requesting my patient information. Gamp recognized receipt of this legal document, yet  denies it as any paperwork concerning me, they're patient. I told them what I thought of that analysis, as you can read below.

If I must fight them in the courts to determine why things are so inefficient I will, hoping those that follow me will get the support that GAMP was intended to provide as a core function of the community as Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walkers assistant states.

The 31 emails, starting in the Governor Doyle administration, onto General Assistance Medical Program - Milwaukee (GAMP), and then on to the Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker administration, and eventually complaints to the federal government. 

 It is a joke, except the inefficiency and waste are worth crying for.  

Please read the link immediately below to understand the politics of medicine for the indigent in Milwaukee.
  1. General Assistance Medical Program - Milwaukee

  2. GO TO GAMP LINKS

  3. Walker betrays trust

  4. mailto: gamp.milw

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