• Jacki Livingston

    Of course. This will make the embezzlement and money laundering so much easier.

  • Paul Lucas

    Do the have any patients on the board? Is it feasible to get a patient on this board to supervise the effects of the boards decisions on the patients who rely on cal optima?

    • LFOldTimer

      You have a greater chance sprouting wings and flying to Jupiter.

  • MS bonet

    hospital leaders, doctors, nurses, and pharmacists don’t necessarily equate to more experience managing a health plan. these are two different types of businesses.

  • LFOldTimer

    Interesting that the BoS is neutering Refowitz’ voting power. What’s up with that? Falling out? And do I have this right? They’re reducing the size of the board by 2, from 11 to 9 and stripping Refowitz of his vote – then allowing less that a majority of the Board to approve spending items? ha. What could possibly go wrong with that? Is anybody tracking the political campaign donations going to the BoS this time around or did that end when Janet Nyguen went to Sacramento?

    • Jacki Livingston

      The feds busted several of the more greedy docs, and after Todd Theodora helped the nursing homes broker a very sweet deal on a potentially crippling lawsuit in 2009, after which he and his wife each donated four grand to Nguyen and Spitzer, and the nursing home operators had employees make fake donations to Nguyen, it was a cash cow. That was before I found all of the links and they forced me out after TRack got on the money train. Spitzer was smart enough back away from CalOp after seeing how sloppy Nguyen and Moorlach were. But, he still had to cover. This is why there is a pending complaint with the Bar and the State that could potentially get Toddy disbarred. Now, my memory is not like it used to be, but can a disbarred lawyer run for District Attorney? *skips off*

      • Philmore

        From recent memory, we’d have to dig a hole to set the bar any lower. Shovel, anyone ?

        • LFOldTimer

          Shovels are at a premium. If you’re only thigh deep in it consider yourself lucky and keep smiling. If you’re neck deep a shovel won’t do you any good any how. At that point pray like the rest of us.

          • Jacki Livingston

            Pray for the nursing home patients. There was the guy who was 42, felled by a stroke due to workplace chemicals, he had two kids, and his brain was perfectly fine, but his body paralyzed. He could not breathe or eat or move anything except to blink and move his left pinkie. The nursing home financial manager stole his entire patient trust account, after they forced his wife to make them his rep. $25 grand that could have gone to his kids, went to these greedy scum. Then they double and triple billed the state for months with their six billing vendor numbers, ripping off the taxpayers. He died, six months after I filed the complaint against Moorlach and Nguyen with the state and the DA. Pneumonia, they said. But I got that money back to his children, before he died. There was a man who was 58, on life support due to a stroke, his three kids were going to lose their home and his son would have had to drop out of EMT school, due to his illness. The nursing home faked paying for a funeral plan for him in Missouri, stole about thirty grand from his patient trust, then overbilled the state $235,000. I got the patient trust money back to his children before he died, and they buried him with dignity, kept their house and stayed in school. Now the son is an EMT saving lives for LA County. There was a 73 year old woman who was a veteran, a 23 year old woman from a car crash….I could go down a list, and I remember each and every one of them, and I remember their families and how grateful they were, to get their money back to them. I also remember a rising star manager at SSA asking me why I would risk my career for a bunch of “bean bags”, meaning that they just laid there and did nothing, so they were worth nothing. I also remember that they all died within a few months of the money going back to their families. I remember the letters and emails to the BoS, I remember testifying before the Grand Jury three times. I remember being interviewed by not one, but three DA investigators, the FBI and the US Department of Health and Human Services. I remember talking to Martha Ochoa, Todd Spitzer’s chief of staff, begging her to do something, sending her proof of the criminal enterprise, the lawsuit against the nursing home that was quietly shut down, and proof of the deaths of these patients. I then remember the retribution that has not stopped, to this day. I still have my shovel, Todd. I may not be able to get any of your cronies to listen and look at the six boxes of evidence, but you gave me the perfect mistake, one that can get you disbarred, Toddy. My shovel isn’t there for me. None of this is about me or my destroyed career. It is about the clients, those patients still being used as a cash cow for these politicians, these “bean bags” that are our responsibility. I am way over my head in their filth, but I will not stop digging. I will not be silent. I will not be intimidated by these sleazes. CalOptima is nothing more than a front, and they want to hush up what they have done. It won’t work.