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Health care reform bill gets mixed reviews on East End

France? are you kidding me? LOL Why not Mexico ? Mexico spends far less per person on health care than France and doesnt have socialized medicine. The reason most Americans dont live as long per dollar spent is because on average we dont live as healthy lifesyles and we have many obese people. If I had to look at the track record of for profit vs medicare and medicaid, I'll take for profit thank you very much." Apr 3, 10 7:37 PM

Nothing against a person making 20 K but normally a doctor needs about12 years of education and has huge responsibilities. A person making 20 K most likely does not have a college degree and is likely flipping burgers" Apr 3, 10 7:40 PM

Alliance and Empire reach agreement; both sides say they're pleased

Im sure thats exactly how it went. Thats why they decided to raise premiums on the people in Ca before the health care vote as well" Apr 4, 10 8:06 AM

Health care reform bill gets mixed reviews on East End

When comparing countries its impossible. Their are too many different variables that come into play. When talking about relevent US record between national for profit and national non profit their is no comparision. Best standard is medicare Vs medicare advantage. For the same amount one operates at a massive lost the other a profit. Which is run more effectively?" Apr 4, 10 8:15 AM

I agree that the answer to ignorance is knowledge. I highly reccomend you do some research on Medicare/Medicaid fraud, unfunded liabilities, and look at the hard numbers. If you believe it is our MORAL imperative to provide coverage for all so be it (this bill is far from that) but if you think the gvt will run this more effective than the private sector and rein in costs history has proven the contrary. Facts and history don't lie. " Apr 4, 10 4:11 PM

Alliance and Empire reach agreement; both sides say they're pleased

Isn't JR Reid a left wing kook who was ostracized from frontline for misrepresentation? Reid is a journalist, Princeton grad elite who never served in the private sector. His wife is a lawyer. He would be better of writing an article on how we need legal reform in this country. At least he would be more qualified to write that piece" Apr 4, 10 7:42 PM

I never said he was a big dummy. He is a journalist nothing more. He is an expert in nothing. You said the answer to ignorance is knowledge. You also site this guys book as though it's the holy grail of health care reform books and quote it's like the bible. " Apr 5, 10 7:04 AM

I take one thing back. I use the word journalist loosley. Anyone who misrepresents themselves is writing editorials. He is much a journalist as as fix and msnbc are news stations" Apr 5, 10 7:06 AM

My intention was to show that he is not an expert. I did Google him and it read that he never served in the health care field. He never served in the private sector? His degree at Princeton was in Classics. What classifies his as an expert. My point is what has he done that would warrent you treating him like the be all end all on health care?


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So its Ok to bash almost every profession but Journalists is that it? Are you a journalist? How do you think people in the evil for profit insurance business, Physcians, medical device manufacturers and pharmacutical world feel when HE makes derogratory comments about THEIR professions. You don't like it when the shoe is on the other foot do you? I am not bashing Journalists but I have a problem with ones who promote an Agenda. If you listen to him speak it will not take you long to figure out where he is coming from. For that reason I would NEVER buy his book.

" Apr 5, 10 3:37 PM

New budget officer unveils plans to right East Hampton's financial woes

I think they are doing a great job so far. They have a big mess to clean up" Apr 5, 10 4:44 PM

Alliance and Empire reach agreement; both sides say they're pleased

In the videos I saw if he was speaking fondly of the private industry I would hate to see how he speaks of something he despises. I also look at medicare and medicaid ripe with Fraud, mismanagement, and riddled with debt as our prime examples of non for profit administrators and cringe. Bottom line is I respect your opnion but disagree with you. Have a nice night. " Apr 5, 10 7:38 PM

Health care reform bill gets mixed reviews on East End

What are you guys talking about?? Don't you know that the gvt can solve all of your problems. " Apr 6, 10 11:45 PM

Stony Brook University will announce drastic cuts to Stony Brook Southampton

ask Thiele LOL" Apr 7, 10 9:49 AM

Maybe they can raze it down and put up the shinny's big new casino there. New jobs, new tax revenue, better access to drugs, prostituation, and legalized gambling. New business such as pawn shops, strip clubs and liquor stores are bound to arise. All right on 27. Who needs an education anyway" Apr 7, 10 9:55 AM

Bill clinton is responsible for expanding the role of Fannie Mae and Freedie Mac which helped lead to the housing crisis which helped lead to the fiancial meltdown." Apr 7, 10 9:57 AM

Beached humpback whale draws a crowd in East Hampton

I agree it is sad but the only thing that makes sense in this situation is euthanizing it " Apr 7, 10 10:00 AM

Ruby sums it up" Apr 7, 10 10:04 AM

Hot potato season for restaurateurs

Ever since the Spring Close restaurant shut down that location has been cursed. They should never have moved from their prior location" Apr 7, 10 1:32 PM

Congressman Bishop prepares for difficult race but remains hopeful for outcome

Timmy is "dismayed". If you keep ramming things down people's throats what does he want us to be happy. He is so clueless he will probably be dismayed when he is voted out" Apr 7, 10 1:37 PM

Celtic, As far as Mr Bishop devoting his life to keep the college afloat. I guess he failed on that one. " Apr 9, 10 3:30 PM

George Bush is no longer president. Hasnt been for over a year now. To say Bush had to deal with 1/4 of the abuse Bishop took is laughable" Apr 9, 10 3:33 PM

Beached whale in East Hampton put down; euthanization dart missing on Main Beach

I believe they did the right thing by euthanizing the whale but a missing dart. Are you kidding me??What a bunch of yo yo's. You cant write this stuff up. Perhaps they should have called up the Eskimos. They seem efficient at killing whales" Apr 9, 10 4:21 PM

Health care reform bill gets mixed reviews on East End

Whats not to like....How about the price tag? How about every bullet point you mentioned except tax credits and closing the donut hole does NOT apply in NY. " Apr 9, 10 4:26 PM

Turkey
1. In NY you can NOT be denied coverage if you have a prexisting condition. The insurance company CAN deny coverage for the prexisting condition only for the first 12 months only. The reason for this clause is no one would bother getting coverage until they got sick.

2. Paterson approved a law which can extend dependent coverage to age 29
" Apr 9, 10 8:01 PM

3. Insurance companies can not cancel people in NY if they get sick
4. Most insurance policies offer unlimited coverage. If not you can always switch carriers if Need be with no concern for pre existing in NY.

Please know what you are talking about before reading the. BS Timmy is telling people. He is misleading you" Apr 9, 10 8:05 PM

FYI that data is flat out WRONG. Just google press on Paterson health care dependent limits for proof" Apr 9, 10 8:09 PM

Congressman Bishop prepares for difficult race but remains hopeful for outcome

Although I believe the tea partists to be closely aligned to libetarian views I would by no means consider them a joke. They are very real with a strong following that can affect political outcomes. I will take them any day of the week over the promotion of big gvt and further entitlements on the backs of the working class. I also believe the founder fathers would have favored tea party activists over the so called far left" Apr 10, 10 8:18 PM

History according to shnative LOL! Last time I checked my history books the revolution was fought over taxes And the founding fathers favored a limited gvt role" Apr 11, 10 9:27 AM

How does the working class benefit from THIS health reform plan. Please enlighten me. I am sure you will give me the usual watered down bullett points from moveon.org. " Apr 11, 10 9:33 AM

Thought I had answered your question? Guess you don't feel there is any entitlement provisions with in the health care bill" Apr 11, 10 11:26 AM

This is my last reply to you frankly because our conversation is pointless. I will diregard your comment about me not having to pay the 1000 a year to cover uninsureds any longer because it is ridiculous and stick with the original question. Your orginal question was give me an example of an entitlement plan and how it was on the backs of the working class. My reply was health care. As to cost to the working class, throw out all the left and right propoganda for a secound and use comon sense. If you add 30 million more uninsured into a system (most of who need to be subsidized), do litlle to contain the increase cost of coverage, close the donut hole, cover all prexisting conditions regardless of insured status, tax and increase regualtion on health care companies and do nothing for tort reform do you actually think health care costs will go down. The GVT has set such terrible examples with Medicare and Medicaid I dod not know why they fell it wise to double down on this." Apr 11, 10 2:03 PM

Or what? What are you gonna do??" Apr 11, 10 7:43 PM

Guess you don't understand common sense. Do you really think people making over 250 k will pay for all of this. How about the increased payroll tax? How about the cadaliac tax? How about the increased taxes to employers? Don't you think that will indirectly affect the working class? FYI to say Medicaid operates at 30% less than private insurance. Medicaid and Medicare are losing billions every year and adding to the debt. You can not compare the private and public sector because the private sector would have had to follow bankruptcy long ago. I have also seen the 44k number. That study was done by a professor who supported universal coverage. Every person legal or not is guaranteed coverage in the country. " Apr 11, 10 7:55 PM

yea what facts. Most of the founding father favored an agarian society. The founding fathers were not in favor of GVT having such a stranglehold over people lives. The industrial revolution hadnt yet occurred so its highly unlikely they forsaw the extent of corporate influence AND state GVT was still more promenient. Federal powers did not become more pronounced until after the civil war" Apr 11, 10 9:14 PM

Individual mandate. Effective Jan 1, 2014 all US citiznens and legal residents MUST have health insurance coverage OR PAY A PENALTY. The penalty will be phased in according to the following schedule:
1. in 2014 the GREATER of 95$ or 1%
2. In 2015 the GREATER of 325 or 2% of taxable income
3. In 2016 the greater of 695 or 2.5% of taxable income. After 2016 the penalty will be INDEXED for INFLATION (meaning it will go up)

One could argue as I do that the penalty is not high enough. If the insurance companies need to cover presxisting condition why not just pay the penalty and obtain coverage when you get sick. There are so many problems with this bill and only time will tell how it will play out. Also cant wait to see if they will now deny illegals covergage seeing they are not mandated. I'm sure they will still be getting the coverage for free." Apr 12, 10 9:26 AM

again you are wrong" Apr 12, 10 9:32 AM

The language written in the bill is "semantics" ? You keep using phrases like "the GVT will pay to get you insurance" "it will be no more than you can afford" and the GVT will still pay for your insurance with the same affordable contribution from you" The Gvt is the people. So you might as well say other people will pay to get you insurance and "semantics" might say that is an entitlement" Apr 12, 10 10:39 AM

Kinda sounds like the system we have now doesnt it except there is no mandate. Only difference is the word free coverage. In Ny state people can BUY inexpensive insurance (@225 per month) wilth state subsidies. People with No coverage are guranteed covergae through Medicaid." Apr 12, 10 10:43 AM

This bill expands medicaid. Gov paterson has already gone on record as saying this bill will cost Ny billions of dollars. Money that we don't have. " Apr 12, 10 12:09 PM

does BIG GVT work? How much money is the GVT Losing annually running medicare and medicaid. For the life of me I don't understand why you "lefties" are defending big Gvt. " Apr 13, 10 10:16 AM

teabaggers...blah blah blah....neocons.....blah blah blah....Sarah Palin...blah blah blah" Apr 13, 10 10:17 AM

Native that is complete and utter nonsense. in fact you could argue just the reverse. The gvt is the watch dog over insurance. Between lawyers, state insurance department, and regulations you will have recourse. With the gvt their is no watchdog" Apr 13, 10 12:00 PM

BigFresh Trust me I am no fan of ObummaCare and I agree their is way to much GVT control over private business but I do not think your statement is entirely true. My understanding is that groups under 50 employees are not subject to the mandate (that was in the orginal house bill). The language reads Effective Jan1,2014 employers with 50 or more employees who do not provide health insurance to full time employees will face a 2000 per FTE penalty. I don't want to bore you with the rest but it then talks about free choice vouchers and qualified employee contribution mandates. Bottom line is this bill does NOTHING to reduce the cost of coverage for those us who have it. You can not reduce the cost of coverage until you reduce the cost of care " Apr 14, 10 10:27 AM

Year rounder I don't believe he used the word takeover but control. In my opinion whats the difference. If I can control you why not just take you over. FYI Thats exactly what this administration wanted to do until the Scott Brown victory." Apr 14, 10 10:34 AM

Big Fresh I forgot to add that even though Employers under 50 are not subject to the mandate the employees themselves are. The GVt has just shifted the responsibility. " Apr 14, 10 11:20 AM

Yearrounder we go back to the same argument. You are thinking like a freeloader who doesnt pay taxes. Insurance comapnies make a profit. The GVT losses billions each year in Medicare/Medicaid and has trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities. Thats called typical GVT waste and mismangement which will lead to higher taxes. For those of us that DO pay taxes thats more money out of our pockets. " Apr 14, 10 12:30 PM

" I would gladly pay an increase in taxes of a few hundred a year to save a few thousand" I hope you are not self employed as an accoutant. You do understand that Medicare LOSES Billions each year and is underfunded by TRILIIONS of dollars. Your self employed status is unfortunate but I would like to remind you that the GVT yes the GVT created that problem with the NY state community rated law in 1992. Blame them." Apr 14, 10 1:50 PM

East Hampton Library budget vote this Saturday

Are they out of their minds. We are already in a mountain of debt with taxes to go up and the Library gestapo board wants to raise our taxes. GET OUT and vote NO on this one. The board should be run by the public not guys like Twomey" Apr 14, 10 9:02 PM

Congressman Bishop prepares for difficult race but remains hopeful for outcome

Thanks for your input FCM. If believeing in personal and fiscal responsiblity is your definition of a far right wacko then I am guilty as charged. Just out of curiousity what would you consider yourself then?" Apr 15, 10 2:52 PM

never would have guessed" Apr 15, 10 4:28 PM

Bishop asks EPA to delay lead paint legislation

Stop the press!! Bishop is actually against a mandate that would stymie business!! I just fell out of my chair. Too little too late Timmy boy! Dump bishop" Apr 15, 10 8:06 PM

Congressman Bishop prepares for difficult race but remains hopeful for outcome

Healthcare law to sock middle class with a 3.9 billion tax increase in 2019--
Taxpayers earning less than 200,000 will pay roughly 3.9 billion more in taxes-in 2019 alone- due to health care reform according to the joint commitee of taxation, congress'e official scorekeeper.
The new law raises 15.2 billion over 10 years by limiting the medical expense deduction (the 7.5% of AGI#), a proviision widely used by taxpayers with a seriuous illness or are older. JCT estimates the deduction limitation will affect 14.8 million taxpayers-14.7 million will earn less that 200K" Apr 16, 10 3:22 PM

Local Tea Party movement holds two rallies on Tax Day

Laughable comment. Even REAL liberals agree this bill stinks. Stop drinking the kool aid" Apr 25, 10 9:49 AM

I love all these libs who scream tax the rich. They are paying most of the taxes in this country already. " Apr 25, 10 9:51 AM

shnative I don't think you get the movement. I am not involved with the movement but can appreciate their ideas and points of views. Their demonstrations have been far more peaceful than the libs during the Iraq. Last time I checked we are still there but I don't see the protesters anymore. Hmm wonder why??" Apr 25, 10 12:48 PM

I know it very difficult for most liberals to comprehend but the true tea party movement is not about Iraq, insurance companies, Bush or even republicans. They are about personnal and fiscal responsiblity. " Apr 25, 10 1:06 PM

What are you babbling about? I said I am NOT part of the tea party movement. But if I had to chose between their beliefs or yours it's a no brainer. I find most tea part people are educated, work hard, believe in family values and are sick of big gvt" Apr 25, 10 1:51 PM

Yes and the amazing thing about the progressive movement is that most of them are getting GVT benefits from the taxes that the tea party members are paying. I firmly believe the further expansion of GVT and addition of another entitlement (Health care) was the last straw for these people.
FYI your comment about militant wing is insane. I know many people who are independent and/or dems who support ideals of the tea party people. What happened to dissent is patriotic. If anything your views sound a little militant. " Apr 26, 10 10:21 AM

State lawmakers secure grant, tour new Westhampton Free Library

hey its larry moe and curly" Apr 26, 10 3:28 PM

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