Tales from The Rabbit Hole…
Is this Part 1 in “Tales from The Rabbit Hole”? I’m not sure, I think past posts qualify for that designation. This is kind of a meta post, where I’ve observed a connection between a couple of recent blog posts, by Levi Quackenboss and JB Handley.
So open your tray table and tilt your seat back while I take you on a short journey connecting the dots.
Done Playing Nice
In Levi’s recent post, “Done playing nice” she (or is it he?) echoes a call to action by an individual (s)he declines to name:
“Here’s the plan: if you’ve got a kid who became autistic, allergic, epileptic, or diabetic after childhood vaccines, you’ve got to file a complaint against that doctor. Gone are the days of being told it was a coincidence. No more will we quietly find a like-minded physician and transfer care. Today is the day to take the first step to standing up and saying, “What happened to my child was unacceptable, and it’s time they answer for it.”
The basic idea is to flood medical boards across the nation with complaints against doctors for their failures to achieve informed consent when vaccinating your children. Before I drill down into the beauty of this tactic, let me digress for a second here, to recall a bumper sticker I saw some 25 or so years ago while driving up the 101 near Morro Bay, CA:
“BUREAUCRACY: THE PROCESS OF CONVERTING ENERGY INTO SOLID WASTE”
Got that? The machine comes pre-built with features that amplify your rage against it.
Filing these complaints is an absolutely brilliant asymmetric tactic.
For the cost of about 1-2 hours of a parent’s time filing the complaint, the State has to expend many more hours researching the complaint, investigating the doctor, discussing it at meetings with various staffers, managers and directors, going through the decision-making process to proceed with charges, or refer it somewhere else, or not.
And let’s hope their procedures include extra helpings of bureaucracy that sensible people cannot possibly envision.
But wait! There’s more… The California Medical Board is a “Specially Funded” entity. (See inset) That means funding for their employees comes only from license fees and fines imposed against doctors.
They have no access to state funds, there is no budgetary discretion. They get what they get, and when they run out, they have to furlough employees and shut down offices. It is possible to bleed this government agency dry.
PS, in the run up to SB 277, the CMB removed all mention of their funding source from their 2014-2015 annual report. I’ll bet you a nickel, once their operatives discover this post, the 2012-2013 report is removed from their site.
At the very least, Medical Boards will no longer be able to deny vaccine injury. At best, that doctor who injured or killed your child absent proper informed consent might be hauled in front of their local Medical Board and have to defend their actions. Let those doctors who blindly support the Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex, whilst collecting their bonus for fully vaccinating children, feel the chilling effects for a change. Which is my segue into that second post…
Pediatricians are being bribed to over-vaccinate your child
The second article by JB Handley, “Heads up parents: Pediatricians are being bribed to over-vaccinate your child” exposes the practice of insurance companies paying an all-or-nothing bonus to pediatricians for fully vaccinating something like 63% of their patients. Sounds incredible? Let me Google that for you. In the search results, you can see there are numerous documents right on the web servers of numerous insurance providers that have a variation of this kind of compensation program. (Please pardon the snark of the website that opens when you click in)
So what is my point?
I know. You’re all like “We already know all this!”. I warned you at the beginning this was a meta post. Between these two posts, I see an idea for an action. If you see it as your call to action, AWESOME!
Have you been kicked to the curb by your pediatrician for refusing to vaccinate your child? Or for choosing fewer vaccines or a slower vaccination plan? Here’s your opportunity to turn the tables. As Handley points out, such a practice goes against the guidance provided by more than a couple of Medical Institutions.
I’m no lawyer and I don’t hand out legal advice, but it seems to me, given these circumstances, any doctor refusing to serve a child whose parents refuse vaccines is choosing money over care, an ethically questionable choice.
Within this movement, we all know at least one parent who has been booted from a practice in order to line the wallet of their former doctor. If it isn’t you, your job is to share this with them.
If this is you, you can get started on your complaint right here (CA Residents). Readers in other states, please don’t make me Google that for you. Some sample allegations you might raise:
- Ethical concerns that this insurance payola scheme prioritizes monetary gain over providing care.
- Concerns about the legality and ethics of these kinds of payola schemes.
- Ethical concerns your doctor cannot maintain objectivity and put your child first when faced with the potential of losing a bonus worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
- Your Medical Board Complaint site may provide additional ideas about the types of complaints you can present.
If you feel I missed something, please post your ideas in the comments below.
I might be right and I might be wrong. But what’s the harm in engaging the bureaucracy of your state’s medical board in resolving the question?
Update Based on input from comments, I wrote a follow up post: “Before you Complain About Your Doctor to the State Medical Board…”