Saturday, February 19, 2011

Does Your Doctor Speak a Language You Can Understand?

When you are facing a challenging medical diagnosis, your brain may shut down as you attempt to process the words that your doctor is speaking to you.  You see their lips moving, you hear the words that they are saying BUT you just can not process the information.  That’s when it is helpful to have someone with you who can process the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for you.  It is not unusual to leave the doctor’s office wondering what they said and what is the doctor going to do about your condition.  Just give us a call and let us coordinate your health services for you.  We will accompany you to your doctor’s appointment and ask the right questions so that you and your family have the right answers.  Call Health Care Coordinators Services to provide you and your family with patient advocacy services for your next doctor's visit.  Phone Number 202-548-0485

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Can Democrats Overcome the 2010 Republican Takeover?

The Republicans slept the 2008 Presidential election when they woke up and discovered that Barack Obama had been elected as President of the United States.  Republicans quickly began organizing to take back the country.  The first step was to have Sarah Palin to resign from her position as Alaska's Governor so that she would be free to mobilize the Republicans without any restraints.  It worked as they targeted which elected officials with gun symbols on a national map that was publicized identifying who they would defeat for the upcoming elections.  Sarah Palin continued to incite the Republicans who strongly opposed President Obama's Presidency.  In addition to other projects, this has proved to be very lucrative for Sarah Palin.  ABC News  reports that Sarah Palin has earned an estimated 12 million dollars since she resigned as Governor in July 2009.  All in a days work!

The present administration's inability to deliver relief to the masses who voted for President Obama created apathy among voters regarding the mid-term election.  The general feeling among voters is "business as usual in the White House".  Democrats missed the opportunity to deliver a knock out punch in the first two years of this administration that was desperately needed to stimulate and mobilize the voters who delivered the Congress to the Democrats in 2008.  Some say that the President's hands are tied based on the powers that got him elected.  Some say that he walked into an impossible situation that precluded him from delivering a knock out punch in the first two years of his administration.  Unfortunately, the opportunity to deliver a knock out punch with a Republican majority in the House will be strongly diminished in the next two years.  The Congress will most likely sacrifice the welfare of Americans in this country to win back the White House in 2012.  This can be done by blocking any programs presented by the Democrats.  If the President exercises his veto power on programs presented by the Congress, we very well could have a paralysis in our government that will serve as an advantage to the Republicans for the 2012 election. Consequently, unless President Obama and the Congress delivers a program where voters can feel and see economic benefit to their lives and the lives of their families, the Republicans may be successful in taking back the White House in 2012.  Unfortunate as it may seem, this is a real possibility.  Lesson learned--Democrats must stay in the game and resist the temptation to become apathetic. Tell me what your views are for the country in the next two years.  I welcome your comments.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Harvard Professor Gates Arrested--When Should You Open the Door to Your Home for the Police

Most people believe they must open the door for the police and allow them in their home. However, the police should have a warrant to enter your home and should announce that they have a warrant. There must be probable cause for a police to arrest you. Probable cause is when the police have reason to believe you have committed a crime. Many times, if a citizen becomes angry and speaks to the officer in a manner that the officer feels is disrespectful and a challenge to their authority, what happened to Harvard Professor Henry Lewis Gates, Jr. could happen to you.

According to Professor Gates, Sgt James Crowley followed him into his house. When he became angry and apparently very arrogant about the officer suspecting him in his own home, the police arrested him. The black officer who was on the scene said he would have arrested Professor Gates too. He said Professor Gates was loud on his porch. However, he was not in the house to see or hear what happened to cause Sgt Crowley to call for back up and arrest him. If you look at the photo that has been splattered over the news, an officer was behind Professor Gates in his doorway. Professor Gates was handcuffed. It appears the officer was escorting Professor Gates out of his house in handcuffs.

I would like your comments on the following questions: What law was violated in Professor Gates' home? If what Professor Gates did was in violation of the law, why did the Cambridge Police Department drop the charges? What crime can you commit in your own home? To my knowledge, arrogance and anger directed at an uninvited officer in your own home is not a crime. So why was Professor Gates arrested? Was it racism, an abuse of police power or was it "over-reaction? Tell me what you think.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Will Judge Sotomayer Do?

Is it time for a black female Supreme Court Justice? Are we missing a historic opportunity to bring balance to the highest Court in the land? Can we trust that Judge Sotomayer's history will ensure civil liberties to all people? We can not assume that if you descended from a minority race that it automatically means you will render decisions that ensure equal justice for all. Justice Clarence Thomas' opinions say "that ain't so". Just because it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck--it may not be a duck. As a trial attorney, I have appeared before judges who renounce their history and their ethical duty to fairly apply the law so that they can belong to the country club and hang out with the good old boys. Their personal need for validation from the "good old boys" is greater than their need to administer justice. Their allegiance to those who "brought them" is greater than their allegiance to the oath they took to be fair and impartial. As the Republicans try to make Judge Sotomayer out to be a racist, tell me--Will Judge Sotomayer do?