General Assistance Medical Program - Milwaukee Wisconsin
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County Executive Scott Walker says:
RE: Town meetings schedules:
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
program for Milwaukee County, however, it is a program that is
necessary and speaks to the core functions of county government.
Care: in America must become more efficient
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.
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PAULA A. LUCEY, RN
Paula A. Lucey, RN, Director of Health and Human Services for Milwaukee County, is one of Wisconsinís leading advocates for urban health and the special health care needs of the poor. In her current position, she helped develop and continues to implement the General Assistance Medical Program (GAMP) that provides a safety net of medical care to over 25,000 Milwaukee County residents.
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