Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Poor Children Likelier To Get Abused

The New York Times featured an article in its science section entitled: Poor Children Likelier to Get Antipsychotics. A better section to post this article would have been in business and finance.

I say this because child welfare has been notoriously ensconced in the shadows of child abuse prevention public awareness campaigns since its conception to never be recognized for what it truly is: an industry.

Of course, many will automatically stand up to defend such assigned moniker, but that is exactly what child welfare is, an industry.

An industry is generally defined by stock analysis, is production orientated.

The actual stock is not the child, but the legal grant of guardianship of the child, because whoever has been granted legal guardianship and/or custody becomes the benefactors of the benefits of the child. An easier understanding can be seen in the child tax deduction credit. If the child is in foster care or a full ward of the state through termination of parental rights, there is no usage of the child's Social Security number by the "previous guardians." In instances of adoption, the child is assigned a new Social Security number.

As society invests in the "best interests of the child" to garner a profitable return of a future tax-paying and productive citizen, the basic laws of perpetuity apply.

PV \ = \ {A \over r}

Where PV = Present Value of the Perpetuity (a child's Social Security Number value), A = the Amount of the periodic payment [fee-for-service (i.e. Medicaid Targeted Case Management, Medical, Title IV-E)], and r = yield , discount rate or interest rate (the cost of services until maturity, or aging out the system).

Let's rewrite the equation using quantitative variables:

PV is now Social Security Number Value (SSNV);

A is now Medicaid (M); and,

r is Aging Out (ao).

So, SSNV \ = \ {M \over ao}.

The value of child's Social Security number is equal to the cost of Child Welfare Services provided over the time until the child ages out the system.

Qualified eligibility for Child Welfare Services is determined by the poverty means tests pursuant to Social Security Title IV-A. Simply put, foster care and adoption services were specifically designed for poor children.

Poverty has been codified as the crime of neglect throughout the States as the failure to provide for the necessary needs of the child. Where the only means for a child who is poor to access medical or any other form of specialized services is through entry into foster care, the child is, therefore, abused upon the eligibility determination of Medicaid.

Child abuse is not limited to the inability to afford medical resources. Child abuse is Medicaid fraud.

Child abuse manifests in its truest form through fiscal analysis of the industry of child welfare.

The major sector of the child welfare industry is protection of its fiscal and administrative operations. Since there is no accountability and transparency, meaning there is absolutely no regulation (i.e. contractual debarment, sanctions, revocation, prosecution), child abuse, or rather Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse thrives.

Medicaid fraud abuses poor children, on multiple levels. Once a child is classified as special needs, there is justification for scripting of antipsychotic medication. Children who are under the auspices of a state are eligible to become human research subjects for antipsychotic medication, also. By prescribing a child with antipsychotic medication, the cost of care has increased, substantially. This type of activity is validated in what is called investing in the "best interest of the child."

Stop Medicaid fraud and save a child.

For the only source on Medicaid fraud in child welfare, keep coming back, because I am an original source.

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