Dick Conoboy

Citizen Journalist and Editor • Member since Jan 26, 2008

Dick Conoboy is a recovering civilian federal worker and military officer who was offered and accepted an all-expense paid, one year trip to Vietnam in 1968. He is a former Army Foreign Area Specialist for Western Europe and Southeast Asia, counter-terrorism intelligence analyst and information/security manager at the Defense Department. Dick also worked as a resource manager at various government offices to include then VP Al Gore’s National Partnership for Re-inventing Government, now recognized as having been a shamefully neo-liberal “think tank”. He speaks fluent French and a passable English learned through many years of elementary school experience diagramming sentences. Dick owes his writing ability to consuming large amounts of chemical laden and fried fresh water pike and perch fished from Lake Erie in the 40s and 50s near his native Cleveland whose Cuyahoga River regularly catches on fire.

Dick Conoboy online:
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Articles by Dick Conoboy

Moral Injury Links Medicare Advantage Physicians To Combat Veterans

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 16, 2024

What can I do? Where can I hide from all this and not be found? What wings would take me high enough? How deep a hole would I have to [...]

Over A Half Trillion Dollars Stolen From Medicare - Sen. Patty Murray Is OK With That

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 14, 2024

“Citing the nonpartisan Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the paper  [Less Care at Higher Cost—The Medicare Advantage Paradox] notes that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans have overcharged the federal government [...]

Memorial Day 2024 - Remembering My Friends

By Dick ConoboyOn May 25, 2024

Memorial Day for most Americans is a generalized event during which veterans who have died are recognized by the public at large. This year, I want to bring home the [...]

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Recent comments

"This should be very interesting. Dick   A PSARA Webinar Is Medicare Advantage Driving Your Provider to Despair? And Why Should You Care? Tuesday, July 9, 5:00 p.m. Join us on [...]

Jun 17, 2024 on
Moral Injury Links Medicare Advantage Physicians To Combat Veterans

"Carol, Today’s large corporations are very much sociopathic in nature.  Whether it is the very nature of corporations that attracts or even creates sociopaths among its management [...]

Jun 16, 2024 on
Moral Injury Links Medicare Advantage Physicians To Combat Veterans

"Shannon, Thanks for your reply and the advice on keeping a copy of the text of messages sent.  A screen shot might work, too.  Will try that next [...]

Jun 16, 2024 on
Over A Half Trillion Dollars Stolen From Medicare - Sen. Patty Murray Is OK With That

"“Boxed in: life inside the ‘coffin cubicles’ of Hong Kong – in pictures. Coffin cubicles in Hong Kong.” Photographs: Benny Lam/SoCo Is this where we are heading?  I [...]

Jun 12, 2024 on
The Wealth Of Real Estate Corporations Is Not Our Purpose For Being

"Thanks to all who took the time to comment with their personal reflections and recognition of the service of those they knew.  Commenting will be left open until July 4[...]

May 30, 2024 on
Memorial Day 2024 - Remembering My Friends