And a second video care of Big Government~
According to the MacGiver Institute men and women sporting white lab coats were handing out medical excuse notes without being examined by a physician. Being a doctor myself, I don't think Hippocrates would look very fondly on this.
The notes readPretty nice note, just fill in the blanks and life is good. It is further reported that the doctor has been identified by signature and Wisconsin medical license number as James H Shropshire MD, an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Wisconsin School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. So much forr that professional integrity I keep hearing about.
Feb 19, 2011
Date of birth ____/_____/_____
To Whom it May Concern:
This is confirm I have seen and evaluated the above named patient.
Please excuse from work/school due to a medical condition from
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if additional information is needed. Thank you.
WI license number
I can't say if Dr. Schropshire is aware of this activity, but The MacGiver Institute is looking into it. It's forgery or fraud, time will tell.
Updated with pictures~
None other than The Happy Hospitalist has thrown a link my way and has much more to add! Whatever did I do to deserve this?
If I was an employer who received one of these sick notes, I would demand proof of a billing statement from the doctor's office before I would let it slide. There is no place for this in the work place. And those doctors should be sanctioned by their state certifying organizations for not having adequate documentation of their confidential patient interactions.
To make matters even worse, what we have here is theft of state tax payers money. Every protester who doesn't show up for work but brings back a sick note is stealing money from the government. In fact, the 14 Democrats who left state lines on the clock could even be considered felons for stealing their salaries and crossing state lines.
And you wonder why the government is going bankrupt. It is a systemic sense of entitlement and dishonesty that has made public service the golden ticket for those in the club and the road to ruin for everyone else paying their bill. With just about every state in this Union being threatened with unfunded and unsustainable pension liabilities, I commend Wisconsin for taking the bold stop to keeping Wisconsin in the game for year to come. Eveyone who feels threatened by their actions should.