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Club members offer $1 million for Oddone bail; trial nears start

Ok everyone Frank said to cut it out and stop the posturing. Ha ha! The blogging on this site was created to give peoples OPINIONS. Just because most people don't agree with you doesnt mean they are wrong. Don't worry Frank even though most people want his head on a platter he will get his defense. Hopefully he will get what he deserves." Oct 2, 09 10:04 AM

ins I find your comments amusing. The bottom line is he DID kill someone and he must answer for that" Oct 3, 09 9:25 PM

LaValle calls for State Senate hearing on Empire negotiations

oh yeah and what do you propose to sue over? How about changing to another carrier if you are so disatisfied" Oct 3, 09 9:36 PM

McGintee resigns as East Hampton supervisor

good riddance" Oct 5, 09 1:42 PM

I believe it is all bush's fault that our town is in financial ruin and Mcgintee is incompetent. I also hold bush responsible for the traffic out here in the summer. " Oct 5, 09 2:41 PM

Vice President Biden visited Hamptons over Columbus Day weekend

I too was very excited to see him leave! I agree with the first post. The only news source reporting this is 27 east. No one cares. " Oct 15, 09 10:23 AM

Ad calls GOP candidate's personal finances into question

Phins keep voting those dems in. They have done a stellar job with our money. I for one feel we need to clean out the trash" Oct 16, 09 1:41 PM

East Hampton Town Board discusses staff cuts in closed session

I think we should start with Hammerle" Oct 19, 09 12:57 PM

Empire and Alliance resume attacks as hospitals remain without contract

I agree with the comments by people first and noahs way. I think the insurance companies and for that matter the entire private sector as a whole are a bunch of crooks just trying to make a profit. I believe the GVT will do a far better job of managing our health care and will probabaly even make a profit for us tax payers. CBO estimates are always so precise and I'm confident that they are acurate. The GVT never runs overbudget and they do a very good job at managing our taxpayers dollars. I am hoping to never have to work again and live off GVT entitlements paid for with monoploy money. Thank you Reid, Pelosi and Obama" Oct 23, 09 10:01 AM

Noah please get your facts straight and stop riding the Grayson train. I have seen the stat about bankruptcies for people with insurance as well. Its bogus. The major reason people need to file for bankruptcy is due to the fact they have no disability insurance. When you get sick you cant work and this leads to the inability to pay bills. Maybe we can the GVT to pay for our disability coverage as well. As far as the 44,000 number goes (lets throw out the fact that there are 300 million americans) last time I checked you can not be denied healthcare in this country. If you are poor and can't afford it their is medicaid. Medicare has more coverage gaps than swiss cheese and is losing BILLIONS every year to waste and mismangement. Bush orginally projected Medicare D to cost 400 billion and estimates are already at 1.2 trillion. Please Stop the madness and out of control spending by policticans with our money" Oct 23, 09 2:52 PM

noah you accuse me of being a fox clone you are wrong. left,right, conservative ,liberal. Stop listening to spoon fed information and do your own research and THINK for yourself. 1st of all its not medicare its medicaid. secondly insurance regulation is not controled by the federal GVT (at least not yet) but rather the states. NY state offers cobra and NY state continuation. They also offer subsidies for low income individuals called healthy NY. If you lose your job you have options" Oct 23, 09 10:29 PM

East Hampton Town Board members walk out on budget talks

ha ha what a circus. Hopefully the new blood will help to clean this mess up." Oct 23, 09 10:41 PM

Oddone trial pits two veteran litigators against each other

The more I hear about this case the more disgusted I get. I hope they lock this cat up for a long time" Oct 23, 09 10:44 PM

Empire and Alliance resume attacks as hospitals remain without contract

Judging from the posts it looks like all the negative ads run on Blue Cross by the hospital have been working. I'm no fan of Blue Cross but something tells me that the Hospital is not really looking out for our best interest either (as they claim). Its also a great negotiating tactic to bash the entity you are trying to negotiate with. " Oct 24, 09 9:08 AM

people first. You are smoking crack if you think a gvt run plan will offer better coverage at a better price. Just look at how bad Medicare is. They waste billions in fraud and have grossly underfunded liabilities. As for getting out of the way I would gladly if you told me I didnt have to pay higher taxes for people like you. If you look at history the GVT always have cost estimates that are way below actual cost. Can you please tell me when the GVT has actually come under budget. We are 10 trilllion in debt and operating at a 1.6 trillion dollar defecit. How Mr genius do you propose we pay for this. We need reform that focuses on insurance reform, tort reform, and reducing the cost of care NOT MORE GVT entitlements" Oct 24, 09 7:44 PM

wow. Noah take a chill pill and enjoy life. You are an angry person. Isnt dissent patriotic. Doesn't the ability to speak your mind and voice your opinion make this country great. Why is it people like you feel the need to force and impose their views upon all. Of course I believe you need the GVT for SOCIAL SERVICE programs. I do NOT believe we need the GVT invading the private sector. We are still a capitalist society (barely). The waste and mismanagement with our taxpayers dollars is staggering. FYI I consider myself a libetarian " Oct 25, 09 8:25 AM

Trust me they can sugar coat it any way they want but the real left like People first and Noah want single payer universal care with coverage provided by the GVT. The public option is a step in that direction. We are closer than ever to having another huge entitlement that will cost us a fortune and eliminate choices for the type of coverage individuals want. Most people who have coverage like it. "If you have coverage and you like it you can keep it" is a load of crap. In the long run Doctors will be essentially the same as a US postal worker. Income dicated by GVT reimbursement rates paid for with US tax payers.
1. Medicare paid dead physicians 478,000 claims totaling 92 billion from 200-2007. source (US senate permanent committe on investigations, 2008)
2. Medicare and medicaid lose an estimated 60 billion a year to fraud. source (US office of budget and management 2008.
YES 60 Billion. " Oct 26, 09 1:40 PM

Health insured posted a whopping 2.2% profit margin last year. They rank 35th of 53 industries on the fortune 500." Oct 26, 09 1:45 PM

I am no huge fan of the insurance companies and we need insurance reform but if I had my choice of insurance or GVT I would take the former. I believe in free market capitalism. As for being brainwashed look in the mirror.
Per Noah for more misinformation check out yahoo and click more news. Good article on healthcare wastes 800 billion a year yes billion. bullet points.
1. administrative inefficiency and paperwork account for 18% of health care waste
2. unneccesary care such as the overuse of antobiotics and lab tests to protect against malpractice exposure make up 37% of healthcare waste.
3. fraud makes up 22%
" Oct 26, 09 6:34 PM

un real. What do you do for a living. You either work for the Gvt, are unemployed and live off the gvt or make widgets for a living. " Oct 26, 09 7:25 PM

Noah you are not listening to what I'm saying or Im doing a bad job of explaining my position. I am FOR reform. I am FOR insurance reform. I am NOT for the public option and I have zero confidence in the gvt to run and manage our health care efficiently. With record deficits and spending this is another entiltment that we can afford. Unlike peoplefirst I respect your opinion but totally disagree" Oct 26, 09 7:31 PM

I hear what your saying Noah but the problem is all of this is not going to be free. I can not spend my money anyway I want. The GVT will decide that for me. I dont have a problem if you want it as long as im not paying for it and we all know that can't happen. (I do favor subsidies for low income earners and temporary relief for unemployed)" Oct 26, 09 9:31 PM

Peoplefirst you are funny. You should be on the comedy channel." Oct 27, 09 12:08 PM

More witnesses recall fatal assault at murder trial

disagree. I find this paper to be far better than other local papers. " Oct 27, 09 12:37 PM

Empire and Alliance resume attacks as hospitals remain without contract

Oh People First. The evil fox news! (You believe that because Obama told you so.) I'm sure you get your info from MSNBC. You probably go to bed with a picture of Keith Obermann and George Soros.
Cowee I'm not sure what your situation was but seeing that you have a PPO I am assuming you wanted to go out of network for your surgery because in network the doctor would have precertified it. You do not have the option of going out of network with medicare. More doctors are opting out of medicare because of declining reimbursement rates. If you have a PPO (which I highly doubt) then the GVT will make you pay income tax on your "cadaliac plan". To say you would rather have the public option than the PPO or to say you now want to be taxed on your existing coverage is just plain ridiculous. If the public option is approved it will look just like medicare (in fact it may be medicare coverage). You will need to buy insurance plans to fill in all the gaps in coverage.

" Oct 27, 09 3:31 PM

dag I DO beleive in reform. I believe we need to address the root of the problem which is the cost of care. I am also in favor of insurance reform, tort reform, providing subsidies for low income individuals, and temporary coverage for recently unemployed. I do not believe we have the infastructure in place to handle all of these changes at once and I feel we should implement them over time. I DO NOT favor GVT run Health care. If you feel it is our moral imperative to provide care for all americans(and illegals) regardless of cost (even though I disagree) than I can buy it but to say the GVT plan will be more cost effective, offer better coverage and be managed better is (in my humble opinion) ridiculous. Can anyone tell me the last time the GVT cost estimates actual came in at anywhere near the actual cost. I feel the GVT plan will lead to even higher taxes, poorer coverage, and more beauracracy. If you feel my "fundamentalist" ideas are immune to reason and wisdom so be it but I'll stick to my guns until proven wrong" Oct 27, 09 10:25 PM

I am not sure about profit hoarders. That is a myth perpetuated by the left and a great negotiating tactic used by the hospital. The average profit for health insurers last year was 2.2%. way below industry average. In fact many carriers such as MDNY and Vytra went belly up. I DO agree that it is BS that us eastenders get screwed again and pay the same premiums as nassau county yet the reimbursement is less. I also agree with you about Blue Cross claiming it would increase rates for all if they came to terms. That is such BS. Many people are being paid for hospital services on an in network basis due to the availibilty clause. I have to imagine this is not very cost effective. Calling your local genius Tim Bishop and the NY insurance cant hurt but state mediators are already involved. Lets not forget that their are two sides of the coin here as well. BCBS has made three offers in the last two months all rejected with no counter. The hospital is sticking to the demand of a 60% increase in reimbursement. I guess the need to find a way to pay for all of the overspending and mismanagement brougt about by the Ferry days. Unfortunately we need the hospitals due to our geographic location. Lets face it though most people are going to Sloan, Hospital for special Surgery, Columbia Pres. Stony Brook or North Shore if they get really sick" Oct 28, 09 8:56 AM

3.345 billion is a staggering number. How about 11 trillion what do you think of that number? And talking about our "honest" hard working politcians should I give you a laundry list of the billions of tax payers dollars our GVT has wasted on thier pet projects. Give me a break. Grow up" Oct 28, 09 10:10 AM

What value does private health insurance add to our society? It provides financial protection in the event of a medical claim." Oct 28, 09 1:08 PM

Oh no here we go again. Quoting statistics by a bunch of researchers who are pro public option. I do not care if you are pro public option or against. Either side can come up with statistics that will support your arguement. FYI Less the gaps in coverage Medicare and VHA provide financial protection in the event of a medical claim as well but are operating at a huge loss to the taxpayers. adding deadbeats like Noah onto the plan will only drive the costs higher" Oct 28, 09 4:40 PM

East Hampton Town union sits out supervisor endorsement

I believe the Union endorsed McGintee last term. Does anyone knwo if this is true? " Oct 28, 09 6:12 PM

Where they stand: The East Hampton Airport

I wish that thera were something they could do to limit the noise. I love taking my family to the beach and the constant parade of business jets overhead takes something away from what would otherwise be a perfect day" Oct 28, 09 6:17 PM

Proving Oddone's intentions will be burden of prosecution

Unfortunately I think Oddone will get the lesser charge. I hope not but I have little faith in our legal sytem" Oct 28, 09 6:21 PM

Where they stand: The arts

Eastend, I think we know which local paper will most likely endorse Zwirn. They would endorse Hitler if he were running on the democrat ticket. " Oct 28, 09 6:27 PM

Empire and Alliance resume attacks as hospitals remain without contract

I was about to curl up on the sofa with my Glenn Beck book, picture of Dick Chaney and watch fox when I found my new best friend....Joe Lieberman. Speaking the truth" Oct 28, 09 6:54 PM

I'm not sure where you get your random 2007 archived information from (probably Politico) but my "idiotic" beliefs are based on cold hard facts. Our country is operating at a 1.6 trillion dollar defecit, our debt is 11 trillion and medicare has underfunded liabilities totalling in excess of 30 trillion. Medicare operates at a huge loss and now we are talking of adding on 30 million (you say 50) uninsured most of who cant pay for it. In a perfect utopian society we would offer coverarage for all and it would be free. Problem is this is not fantasyland and we can not continue to print monopoly money " Oct 29, 09 8:50 AM

Cowee. Thank you for a well thought out and intelligent response. I do think it is important to note that if BLue cross were to deny your sons care (I hope he is well) than you would have had a financial recourse in the terms of appealing the decesion to the NY state insurance department or sueing. You do not have checks and balances when dealing with the GVT. You already answered the other question which is you do not care what it will cost as long as everyone is covered. I personnaly disagree but respect that answer.
Comparing health related issues to social service programs is interesting. If you want the federal GVT to employ all doctors just like postal workers, provide coverage, and take over all medical facilities (because they are all profit driven) because you feel they will do a better job and be able to hold down costs so be it but again I disagree" Oct 29, 09 3:26 PM

Noah, thats right I did not open the 2007 article posted on Move on.org written by Dr Kevorkian in 1997" Oct 29, 09 3:31 PM

Cowee, FYI Blue Cross NY denied 6.2% of claims last year. Medicare denies 6.85%. California is by far the worst with denials running up to 30%. Must be something in the air or denials for plastic surgery like Pelosi's face lifts" Oct 29, 09 3:39 PM

Noah most of us don't have time to look all of these things up because we have to work at are real jobs so we can keep paying for all of these entitlements but out of curiousity I did check it out.Again the statistics were misleading because they include bankruptcy due to illnus. If you get sick and cant work you have no income. If you have no disability insurance you cant pay your bills. Your illness is an indirect reason for you having to file bankruptcy but the direct reason is the fact most people in the private sector have no disability ins. This is a perk the tax payers pay for if you work in the public sector. It is common knowledge that the #1 reason people lose their homes is due to a disability not deductibles on their health care " Oct 29, 09 6:23 PM

East Hampton Town candidates focus on the issues

newsflash!!! Zwirn endorsed by the Star." Oct 29, 09 8:16 PM

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