Thursday, July 26, 2007

How Big Will the White House Fine Be?

The State of California fined HMO giant Kaiser $3 million for haphazard investigations into patient complaints and physician performance. Given the White House's pitiful track record in investigations, how big will its fine be? From Hurricane Katrina to the CIA agent name leak to the firing of attorney generals to Pat Tillman's death, the White House performed abysmally.

I never heard back from the many government agencies I contacted as to why the hospital with the largest number of patient deaths warranted not one mention in George Bush's Hurricane Katrina Lessons Learned report. Two weeks before it had been purchased by The Carlyle Group with corporate offices just down Pennsylvania Avenue. The day of landfall George Bush asked Micheal Brown about hospital patients. What kind of investigation omits such basic information? Surely not a competent one...