“Health Freedom” Counter Attacks – Big Time…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

The world-wide war between “health” and “medicine,” “conventional” and “alternative,” rages across continents.  “Big Pharma,” in an almost uncontrolled panic in the US, is shoveling so much cash, by the truck and trainload, at US television networks, trying to buy their way back to Americans, it’s laughable.

If you thought North American television was buried in “drug ads” last year, this year is far worse.  Sheer panic has hit the drug world.  New York ad agencies are in a heyday. Continue reading “Health Freedom” Counter Attacks – Big Time…

The Wisconsin “Suster” Case:  Important to America…

This is a story about “prosecutorial misconduct.”  It outlines the reasons, in graphic detail, why we, as Americans, have to pay close attention to the daily activities of those we delegate certain powers to – prosecutors.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

There has been a lot of attention given in the last few years, in the United States, to issues of prosecutorial misconduct.”  So much so that the American Bar Association (ABA) set up a special task force to deal with the problem, and promoted a a bill in the US Congress to solve the issue. Their action was spurred by a rash of cases, nationwide, where Federal prosecutors decided that the US Constitution had no meaning for them in the pursuit of their interests. As many Americans know, though, that “misconduct” wasn’t, and isn’t, limited to the Feds.   Continue reading The Wisconsin “Suster” Case:  Important to America…

Wisconsin:  Polewski Pummeled Profusely…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

Tuesday, June 8th and Wednesday, June 9th, 2004 were not good days for Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing (DRL) prosecutor James Polewski.  He would have been better off staying home in bed.

Polewski was supposed to be, those two days, prosecuting a case against Green Bay Biological Dentist Richard (Rick) Vander Heyden DDS.  But, he didn’t seem to have come prepared for the event.

But, Rick Vander Heyden came prepared – and it showed. Continue reading Wisconsin:  Polewski Pummeled Profusely…

Wisconsin:  Preparing for the Vander Heyden Case…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

The Administrative hearing set up by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing (DRL) in the Vander Heyden matter will begin at 9:00 am Tuesday, June 8th and continue through June 9th, 2004, at the DRL offices – 1400 East Washington, Madison, WI.  Check with the front desk for the meeting room.

Health activists from around Wisconsin will be attending, for good reason.  This prosecution, in Wisconsin, is the “quackbuster’s” latest effort to twist the regulatory process to fit their desire to destroy innovation in health care. Continue reading Wisconsin:  Preparing for the Vander Heyden Case…

Wisconsin: The Vander Heyden Case…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

A couple days ago I wrote an article called “The American Medical System is Broken…”  The material for it, the original study called “Death by Medicine,” sat on the corner of my desk for months.  The material was so shocking, even for a skeptic of the medical system like me, that I simply needed to digest it.  I needed to think about what it all meant – for the study makes it crystal clear that organized medicine is the number one killer of Americans.

And number two, and number three… Continue reading Wisconsin: The Vander Heyden Case…

The American Medical System is Broken…

May 27th, 2004

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

Everybody knows that the US MEDICARE System will go belly-up in the year 2011.  It’s going to be, at that point, so costly that the United States simply won’t be able to afford it anymore. Foreign owned “Big Pharma”is bleeding us to death.

American corporations, right this moment, are cutting back their health care offerings.  No one can afford the skyrocketing costs.  Foreign owned “Big Pharma” is bleeding us to death. Continue reading The American Medical System is Broken…

Wisconsin Update…

I’m back in Wisconsin again, for good reason.  The quackbuster cancer has come back.  We didn’t get it all.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

In Wisconsin, we tried surgery.  The Department of Regulation & Licensing (DRL) Secretary, Donsia Strong Hill had, previously, told the whole State; legislators, media, the Health Freedom Movement, and the public-at-large that “Alternative medicine was NOT going to be singled out, in Wisconsin.”  With the settlement of the Kadile case, the dropping of the Waters case, the cessation of action against NAET, and a few other cases disappearing, we were lulled into comfort and security. Continue reading Wisconsin Update…

The Stuart Suster MD Case – the Most Sadistic, Vicious, and Cruel So-Called Prosecution I’ve Ever Seen…

I’m reading court documents involving, and surrounding, a case called “Wisconsin DRL v. Suster.”  I’ve got a file box full of documents at my feet, all of which I’ve read, and I’m, literally, STUNNED at what I’m seeing.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

This case, I believe, is an example of what can happen when “we the people” aren’t VERY CAREFUL about who we give authority to, to act on our behalf.  In this case, every rule of fair play has been thrown out by the perpetrators: Thexton and Moore. This case, “Wisconsin DRL v. Suster.” is a “railroad” – a sheer, arrogant abuse of State power by unprincipled, unregulated employees. Continue reading The Stuart Suster MD Case – the Most Sadistic, Vicious, and Cruel So-Called Prosecution I’ve Ever Seen…

In Wisconsin – The “Narrative” Says It All…

Finding the Suster case (Wisconsin DRL v. Suster) was like finding gold.  For in it, are all the elements wherein health insurance companies are involved in the suppression of new things in health care.  Below is a “Narrative” recently filed in that DRL v. Suster case.  It says a lot about the corruption in our Administrative Law system.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

The “Narrative” also points out how sleazy health insurance companies really are, and how far they’ll go to NOT pay claims. Continue reading In Wisconsin – The “Narrative” Says It All…

Wisconsin is the “Test Case…”

Wisconsin has, for the last several years, been a “showdown” between the waning quackbuster forces and the emerging, and awakening, North American Health Freedom Movement.  To some, the problems in Wisconsin represent a microcosm of the whole health situation on the North American continent. To me, the study of how the quackbusters entrenched themselves in Wisconsin, brought out valuable, and usable, information on how to beat the quackbusters – everywhere.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

Recently, purely by accident, in Wisconsin, we discovered another important aspect of the suppression of cutting-edge health care – the health insurance industry.  Oh, we knew the health insurance industry doesn’t want to pay for new things, but we never knew, or understood, the extent they’d go to to damage a provider of cutting-edge health care.  Below, you’ll read about how we found out.  You’ll also read what the health insurance people did to a health practitioner who found a way to demand payment using the US Government. Continue reading Wisconsin is the “Test Case…”

Wisconsin:  Just when we thought it was safe to go back in the water…

Department of Regulation & Licensing (DRL) “quackbuster” prosecutors Arthur Thexton, and James Polewski, in a series of actions, are openly defying new DRL policies set down by recent Governor’s appointee, new DRL head Donsia Strong Hill.  In this test of wills, it will be interesting to see who wins – the Governor of Wisconsin, or the “quackbusters.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen Continue reading Wisconsin:  Just when we thought it was safe to go back in the water…

Wisconsin:  Tough Decision Time…

Arthur Thexton, one of the Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing (DRL) prosecutors who embraced the “quackbuster” crackpot theory of health care, limped out of a hearing in Room 179a, after lunch yesterday, looking very much like a man who’s suddenly seen his rocky-road future.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

The hearing, called to determine “costs, and allocation of costs,” in the State of Wisconsin v. Kadile case, didn’t go well for Thexton.  Thexton is the one who had brought in hair removal and ear piercing specialist Robert S. Baratz, the current president of the discredited National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF), as the do-all, be-all expert witness in the Kadile case.  Thexton had paid Baratz about $70,000 in so-called “expert witness” fees out of the Wisconsin Medical Board’s limited funds.  Baratz’s wild-eyed opinions, coupled with equally ludicrous crackpot offerings by Stephen Barrett, who was paid about $3,500 for his drivel in the case, had caused the State to spend over $165,000 on the unsuccessful prosecution.  Kadile’s “defense” cost over $300,000. Continue reading Wisconsin:  Tough Decision Time…

Wisconsin:  The Quackbuster’s “Waterloo?…”

Just a few years ago, in Wisconsin, leading-edge health practitioners were at risk offering effective alternatives to the deadly drugs/surgery paradigm.  The “quackbusters” ruled State health care with an iron hand.  Anyone who dared offer real solutions to suffering patients, and caught the attention of Wisconsin’s anti-health minions, paid a heavy price.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

In the world-wide war between “health” and “medicine,” Wisconsin’s throat was most definitely under the heel of jack-booted “medicine” minions. But not any more… Continue reading Wisconsin:  The Quackbuster’s “Waterloo?…”

An Open Letter to Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle….

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

Wisconsin 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 virtue. Continue reading An Open Letter to Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle….

Quackbusters Defeated in Wisconsin – AGAIN…

Taking “quackbuster” (quackpot) advice can be dangerous to your public career. That’s what Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing (DRL) Prosecutor Arthur Thexton has found out the hard way. His connection with, and the use of, the “quackbusters,” has led him down the path into much tighter control of his daily activities, and a series of HUMILIATING losses in the Wisconsin Court System. He is also facing years of personal legal actions filed against him for his activities.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

But, he can’t say he wasn’t warned… Continue reading Quackbusters Defeated in Wisconsin – AGAIN…

The “Wisconsin Project” is NOT over…

The important issue in Wisconsin has always been that TWO State employees, Arthur Thexton and James Polewski, both Prosecutors at the Department of Regulation & Licensing (DRL), had openly, and brazenly, without permission or consultation with their superiors at DRL, embraced, and agreed to promote, and ENFORCED as though they had merit in law, the CRACKPOT health positions of a subversive organization calling itself the quackbusters.”   

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

Polewski actually bragged of his membership in the fully courtroom-discredited National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF). Thexton had actually used Robert S. Baratz, the current president of the so-called NCAHF, an organization of doubtful origin and pedigree, currently run out of Baratz’s Braintree, Massachusetts hair-removal and ear-piercing salon, as an advisor and expert witness for the State of Wisconsin, and paid him a LOT of Wisconsin money…

Wonders never cease. Continue reading The “Wisconsin Project” is NOT over…

Wisconsin Quackpot Prosecutor Sued in Fed Court…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

Arthur Thexton, the Wisconsin Prosecutor who was recently humiliated in the Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing (DRL) v. Kadile case, has been sued by another MD in the State of Wisconsin. When I read the NEW case, the charges against Thexton, and the surrounding documents, all of which I’m making available for you to read, I couldn’t help but shake my head in wondering.

Thexton has just finished being demolished in the Kadile case in Wisconsin, where Thexton spent $165,000 of the State’s money, falsely prosecuting Kadile, using as the accuser, case advisor, and “expert witness,” the well known crackpot Robert S. Baratz MD, DDS, whose medical/dental career has sunk so low his current income source, besides testifying, is the operation of a hair removal and ear piercing salon in Braintree Massachusetts, from which address he also runs the dubious National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF).  Now, Thexton has moved right on to another Wisconsin State debacle.  He’s apparently prosecuting an MD in a billing dispute with a health insurance company.  Thexton is acting on behalf of the insurance company,  and, he’s using taxpayer funds to do it. Continue reading Wisconsin Quackpot Prosecutor Sued in Fed Court…

State of Wisconsin Officially Dumps Quackbusters… and Allows Chelation Therapy

The State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing (DRL) has, officially, dumped the “quackbusters” as their consultant on health care issues. This ends a ten year reign-of-terror within Wisconsin where, previously, health care investigators, and prosecutors had been trained to use the dubious website “quackwatch.com,” or “ncahf.org” as resources for health information.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

A CBS News “I-Team” report, titled “State Drops Case Against Alternative Medicine Doctor,” pretty well sums up the end of the quackbuster reign in Wisconsin State health politics. The TV broadcast started out to say “The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board unanimously voted by phone Friday to put an end to the state’s nine-year-old case against a Green Bay doctor.” Then it said “It’s a victory for freedom of choice, and I think it’s a victory for complimentary and alternative medicine and, quite frankly, I think it’s a victory for Dr. Kadile, personally,” Continue reading State of Wisconsin Officially Dumps Quackbusters… and Allows Chelation Therapy

In Wisconsin: The Exception Proves the Rule…

Well, I was proven wrong on something – and I’m very pleased it happened. It happened in Wisconsin.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

I have a jaundiced view of the media, especially national media. I wrote about this a few months ago in article called “Big Pharma Doesn’t Own the Media…”

So when members of the Wisconsin Association for Health Freedom (WAHF) thought about approaching CBS affiliate Channel 3’s “I-Team” in Madison about the quackbuster onslaught in their State, I was supportive, but not real enthusiastic. To me, TV has a fleeting sense, and doesn’t take the time to examine an issue, unless there’s a lot of blood, a car chase, bare skin, or inter-marriage between species. There is also that segment of the media who likes “shock” and has no compunctions about charging into your life with a camera, and making you look as bad as possible for their audience. Continue reading In Wisconsin: The Exception Proves the Rule…

CBS Airs “Sniveling Quackbuster” Expose’…

I have to hand it to CBS. They were able to capture, on Television, the true ESSENCE of quackbusterism, it’s REAL meaning, and the TRUTH of quackbuster existence.

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

In the second day of their special investigative report, CBS played the tape of little Bobbie Baratz, The PRESIDENT of the not-so-illustrious National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF) crying his heart out, sniveling, and sniffling his way through testimony (and life). Thank God we had the presence of mind to tape the TV show, for the laughter was SO contagious while viewing the show, it had to be replayed several times on VHS to get the full flavor of the event. Continue reading CBS Airs “Sniveling Quackbuster” Expose’…