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Cuomo threats against medical providers will make abysmal NY State vaccine rollout worse

Cuomo threats against medical providers will make abysmal NY State vaccine rollout worse

Medical providers who knowingly give someone coronavirus vaccine in violation of state-mandated priority protocol subject to $1M fine, license revocation

Last week, I reported that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had announced a disturbing set of coronavirus vaccine distribution priorities that included placing drug addicts in rehab toward the head of the line.

Cuomo’s social justice approach is in contrast with guidelines from the World Health Organization and longstanding infection control practices that prioritize vulnerable populations, such as the elderly.

However, one New York healthcare network decided to take an even more old-fashioned approach to vaccine distribution: First come, first serve.

…ParCare Community Health Network in Orange County, allegedly obtained and administered the COVID-19 vaccine on a “first come, first served” basis promoted on Facebook.

The Department of Health and State Police have been investigating the incident.

The independent-minded approach infuriated Cuomo and his team of bureaucrats. Accusing the network of “fraud,” the New York Department of Health and State Police have been investigating the network, and the case is being sent to New York State Attorney General Letitia James.

Under the banner of “fraud protection,” Cuomo also plans to issue an executive order that is sure to make vaccine distribution more complicated while creating disincentives for New York’s medical professionals to participate.

The governor indicates that the order will include fines of up to $1 million and revocation of state licenses for providers who don’t follow the state’s distribution rules.

“The executive order I’m going to sign… says a provider could be fined up to a million dollars and a revocation of all state licenses, which frankly may be more of a deterrent than the one million dollars,” he continued. “And that will apply to a provider, a doctor, a nurse, a pharmacist – any licensed health care professional.”

“So, if you engage in fraud in this vaccine, we will remove your license to practice in the state of New York,” he added, while also mentioning that ParCare is “one health care provider who may have done that.”

Additionally, certification of vaccine recipients will now be mandatory as part of the state’s vaccination process. Health Commissioner Howard Zucker used a baseball metaphor to describe the state’s case against ParCare.

“We provided them the vaccine because they fraudulently filled out a form that said that they were a qualified health center and that was incorrect. So, that’s strike one,” he said.

“And No. 2, they moved it from one area to another area, which was inappropriate. So, that’s strike two. And then they gave it to people who were not on the priority list. So, that’s strike three.”

Many Americans are questioning the proposed penalties, assessing the potential consequences on the state’s vaccine distribution program.

Cuomo’s proposed “vaccine fraud” rules will make it more risky for providers to distribute the vaccines. It will also slow-down distribution efforts for the state, which means lockdowns will last longer than elsewhere in the country.

However, the “medical justice” executive order aligns with his previous decisions that led to massive nursing home deaths while portraying himself as an effective responder to the pandemic in an Emmy-winning performance.


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If I were a NY medical provider, to protect my license and my nest egg, I’d not offer any COVID vaccinations. Potential problem solved. Then, I’d move elsewhere.

    puhiawa in reply to RoyalWulff55. | January 3, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    In fact that would be the only safe thing to do given that Cuomo is clearly deranged.

    Chicklet in reply to RoyalWulff55. | January 3, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    It took 6 months to get a medical license in a couple of other states as NY licenses are not “reciprocal”, but I am now licensed and can sell my practice and move.

    I asked a colleague what it’s like to practice medicine in a ‘red’ state. “It’s like getting a 20% raise, she said”. Bye-bye Andrew.

      Tim.Martin in reply to Chicklet. | January 3, 2021 at 5:36 pm

      I am sure your red state of choice will welcome you.
      When you arrive please remember that voting democrat is what made NY a place to flee from.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to RoyalWulff55. | January 3, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Plenty of people are moving. As that accelerates, people leaving will be taking a beating on real estate values.

    NYC is on the cusp of a brutal decline.

    dunce1239 in reply to RoyalWulff55. | January 4, 2021 at 11:34 am

    You beat me to the only answer to this tyrant. Tell anyone that wants a vaccination to go to the people who voted for this stupid POS.

Bottom Line: The number one commandment of the left (Thou Shalt Obey!) has been violated and Prince Andy of New York will crush the unbelievers!

Subotai Bahadur | January 3, 2021 at 3:21 pm

Oh well. I guess New York is in competition with California for most COVID casualties. Not that we should care.

Subotai Bahadur

People get what they deserve in whom they vote for. Keep on putting the dems in office, New Yorkers. You can’t fix stupid … I guess.

The Man from Planned Parent/hood speaks.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | January 3, 2021 at 3:38 pm

Cuomo go play with your nipple rings.

It would be literally impossible to design a policy that was less efficient at mass distribution of a vaccine.

Our courts, from the lowest to the highest, have issued a string of rulings that neither the mayors nor governor have a right to create either a rule, law and more particularly a penalty. That power resides solely with the legislature and even then the severity of the penalty must be weighed against the breach of which harms the public as a whole.

    Olinser in reply to puhiawa. | January 3, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    You think they care?

    Democrats don’t give a shit whether it’s legal or not.

    Just like the lockdowns. They’re doing it anyway, and by the time the courts get off their asses and get around to telling them it’s illegal, the damage is done.

    gospace in reply to puhiawa. | January 3, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Absolutely true- except, in this public emergency case of the dreaded covid, courts and legislatures have been allowing governors to act like kings and emperors and Chairman Xi, able to create policies and procedures and laws and penalties at will, with zero accountability. It’s only been in the last month or so we’ve seen courts saying “Hey! We have a Constitution! And you have to follow it!” And even then, their pronouncements are weak and seemingly ineffectual.

    And legislatures? Dictator Cuomo might as well dissolve New York’s. Worse than useless.

    In some cases, like Wisconsin, courts themselves have been writing and rewriting law- especially with voting, completely ignoring the Constitution because “public health” demands they do so.

    Seems there’s a lot of wannabe dictators in the United States, and the dreaded covid has shown they’re pretty much all Democrats.

rustyshamrock | January 3, 2021 at 4:17 pm

This is an actual video of Cuomo coming up with this idea…

Governor Mengele has spoken his edict. Now, you must obey Satan!

Voice_of_Reason | January 3, 2021 at 4:53 pm

how can a mayor simply decide to fine people $1 million? what kind of underlying statute provides so much unchecked power to a mayor?

The Friendly Grizzly | January 3, 2021 at 4:55 pm

This is a very dangerous man. I wonder what cabinet position Biden will give him? And for the future, don’t laugh: he could be a presidential candidate again, and with the way voting is count of these days could win.

Between Cuomo and Newsom the d/ progressive ‘principles’ of leadership and policy preferences are on clear display.

These deep blue states [HY, CA, NJ and MI] are all petri dishes for tweeking the totalitarian Progressive blueprint for America. The leaders of these states have been directed to push the populace as far as they can to determine what will be needed to totally dominate this country. Both Cuomo and Newsom belong to familial groups which control the state’s political machine. They feel safe from popular retribution.

    sjvjeff in reply to Mac45. | January 3, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    It’s an absolute travesty that these 2 pieces of Fascist scum are allowed to breathe our air.Commupance is way overdue.

Nice to know Cuomo is such an accomplished medical expert!
Of course his record with nursing homes reveals that… /s
Josef Mengele is giving him a golf clap!

There’s also draft legislation in Albany to make it mandatory for everyone to get the vaccine, while our gangster Governor makes it impossible for anyone to give the vaccine. Kafka couldn’t have dreamed up a better plot.

Paracare didn’t quite administer it on a “first come, first served” basis. You had to be a health care worker or over 65. And it’s far from clear that they broke any law or did anything wrong; their only real crime seems to have been that they didn’t bend the knee to King Andrew.

Another 2020 living example of being “drunk with power”.

Another Voice | January 3, 2021 at 7:33 pm

How do you spell A$$-Hole…CUOMO !!
NY’er leaving for Fla. & Tenn. Tues. AM..Checking out reality over the next 3 weeks.

It has been reported that Parcare, obviously under pressure from the state, has returned all of their doses of vaccine. So it is unclear whether anyone who got their 1st dose there will be able to get their 2nd dose there or will have to find somewhere else that administers the Moderna vaccine, how long they’ll have to wait, And whether Cuomo will, as he seems to have threatened he might, go after the patients as well for “jumping the line.”

See, in New York, the process IS the punishment. What the governor has come up with is way outside his legal authority, but so what? Office of professional misconduct suspends or revokes your medical license because you are an immediate danger to the health of your patients (which is, I think, the only way that they can summarily yank your license without going through all of the process on their end) and YOU, the physician, get to hire a lawyer who handles this kind of law (there aren’t many), and make a case for why they should give you the privilege of getting your license back. Plan on being out of work a year, plus the cost of the process.

Chicklet, what state did you pick to move to?

Will no one rid me of this troublesome pest?

This policy will go national when Biden is inaugurated, with DEA prescription authority and Medicare/Medicaid payments as the club.

Will we tolerate this?

Who are dumber, New Yorkers or Californians?

California comes in as a very close second.