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From the indictment.

Around May 2013, the indictment alleges [hospice owner] Bradley Harris texted [a staff member] to take over one patient’s care [from another staff member]. “I told this chick if she would just give her 1 ml of Ativan and turn her she would die,” the indictment alleges Harris wrote.

Harris sent another text, saying, “[expletive] woman is still alive … I need some boots on the ground.”

Stuart stayed in contact with Harris, while she gave medicine to the patient. The indictment stated he then sent a text about the need to medicate in order to justify continuous care: “We have very strict guidelines that we must be providing skilled nursing interventions at least ever[y] hour to stay in there.”

After the patient died, Stuart texted Harris, and he responded, “Nice work.”

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5 Responses to “Your Tax Dollars at Work…”

  1. Bernard Carroll Says:

    It’s the grisly but logical product of the medical-industrial complex, with patients managed as commodities, and where bottom feeders abound.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Barney: Grisly but logical says it all – very well.

  3. JackOH Says:

    We may not have seen the end of grisly. Wouldn’t surprise me to see the revival of a proposal that would allow medically uninsured folks to sell their tissues and organs in exchange for medical care. I wish I were kidding.

  4. Greg Says:

    Jesus! (sorry for that exclamatory invocation of someone else’s deity) what Jack describes sounds like certain bankruptcy reorganizations, but with flesh, not financial assets. We may all become money before we are reduced to 0’s and 1’s in increasingly small boxes.

  5. JackOH Says:

    Greg: Sally Satel, M. D. and policy person. It’s her idea.

    When you’re thinking of organ- and tissue-farming maybe 50 million folks under some pretty coercive/extortionate terms, well, I don’t know what to say.

    Now that President Trump has demonstrated he’s in the pocket of Big Medicine’s Iron Pyramid, Satel’s thinking may gain new life.

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