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Make room for housing

November 20, 2013

As more Baby Boomers approach retirement age, having affordable housing for senior citizens will be key to keeping some of our elders in the local area....

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gville70

Nov-27-13 7:52 PM

Yoo Hoo TOT Vermont went to a single payer state!!! When it works and it will who are you gonna blabber to?

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TiredOfTax

Nov-22-13 1:31 PM

laker88, the question is not what we can tie Obama's failures to, it is what hasn't he tied his failures to? He has gone and peed on every topic known to exist, like a dog marking its territory Obama has made everything all about himself!

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Pards13

Nov-22-13 9:28 AM

It was not the insurance companies at all. Once the Doctors were shown the way with what other options were open and a little hard work going through the medical system the insurance companies happy to pay. Doctors are limited and have little time to spend with patients. They tend to look at where they can do the most and sorry about the rest. What both had was a patient advocate that refused to say no.

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MrBoB51

Nov-22-13 8:45 AM

How about some factories too? I could be wrong but Gloversville should be a nice place to come and live rather than a nice place to come and die. There's much nicer places for that.

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laker88

Nov-22-13 7:24 AM

Excuse me folks, I just have to try something. Tot, take this topic: "Good turn out for Little League try-outs" and tie it into a critique of Obama.

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TiredOfTax

Nov-21-13 10:23 PM

Look for her video on youtube... Betsy McCaughey: Obamacare will harm Seniors

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TiredOfTax

Nov-21-13 10:20 PM

in a follow-up interview, "In October 2012, the Obama administration will start awarding 'bonus points' to the hospitals that spend the least per senior…And it whacks the higher spending hospitals with demerits, not only for what they spend on a patient while the patient is in the hospital, but also what is spent on that patient for the three months after hospitalization. So hospitals also get hit with demerits for recommending physical therapy after the patient leaves the hospital, or even recommending a doctor's visit; it's all counted. These regulations are not going to wring out the fraud, waste, and abuse. No, they are going to force these hospitals to provide a lower standard of care."

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TiredOfTax

Nov-21-13 10:19 PM

14,000 seniors with common conditions-stroke, pneumonia, heart attack, congestive heart failure, hip fractures, and others, died in low-spending hospitals-bottom quintile-but would have survived and recovered and gone home had they received the care available at a higher spending hospital." She said, "despite this evidence-in fact, in disregard of this evidence-the Obama administration is pushing hospitals in all 50 states to imitate the low-spending hospitals where the death rates are higher!" McCaughey concluded that "It is reasonable to predict, based on this evidence, that the regulations and cuts in this law will cost at least 35,000 elderly patients their lives every year. 35,000 patients in hospitals, dying, who could have recovered had they received the care available at a higher spending institution."

Not only will Obamacare "cut $247 billion of future funding for payments to hospitals over the next decade," said McCaughey,

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adkkev

Nov-21-13 8:38 PM

Pards: since it wasn't Medicare, then it was the insurance companies who were calling the shots. Insurance companies control expenses this way. FOR PROFIT insurance companies ... your health's importance is only measured by its impact on their bottom line.

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adkkev

Nov-21-13 8:36 PM

ToT: the panel can recommend, not make policy. And the panel is prohibited from doing anything to ration health care. And CONGRESS can override any policy decisions made by the Secretary of HHS. Cost saving measures can mean many things ... like cutting payroll dollars, increasing Medicare premiums, etc. You can cut expenses by going after the fraud in the system, just as the county does with their Medicaid/PA fraud investigations, only on a national level.

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TiredOfTax

Nov-21-13 6:01 PM

which is given the job of recommending cost-saving measures to the Secretary of Health and Human Services if Medicare expenses... and how is control expenses done? How can you control costs without cutting spending to someone? Does this not end up cutting care for seniors as they are the ones on this plan? It is a polite way to shove grandma off the train!

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Pards13

Nov-21-13 5:33 PM

Neither were on medicare. The medical system however was in a hurry to call them dead and without hope. Both lived on for years with good quality of life living with family support not existing in a nursing home on tubes.

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adkkev

Nov-21-13 3:44 PM

ToT: I didn't call Palin a liar ... that particular website called her claim to be "The Lie of the Year". Was she being purposely deceitful when she made those claims? I don't know & I won't make any such assumptions.

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adkkev

Nov-21-13 3:40 PM

Pards-were they on Medicare? Or? Because this applied ONLY to Medicare.ToT: from Forbes magazine:"The myth is also likely to persist because the law calls for the establishment of a 15 person committee– the independent payment advisory board (or IPAB)–which is given the job of recommending cost-saving measures to the Secretary of Health and Human Services if Medicare expenses rise too quickly. The IPAB will consist of independent healthcare experts who are forbidden, by law, from proposing changes that will affect Medicare coverage or quality. In other words, they are a far cry from a death panel, with the ACA specifically noting that this group is not allowed to do anything that would “ration” healthcare. The law also makes sure that the IPAB is not in a position to make policy, but instead to simply make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, proposals that Congress is specifically empowered to override if it sees fit."That doesn't quite match

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TiredOfTax

Nov-21-13 1:45 PM

adkkev, there is still a public advisory panel in the Obamacare bill, In March 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related amendments ("ACA") to help achieve significant health reform in the United States. ACA authorized the creation of numerous advisory boards, commissions, councils and committees.

Each of these advisory bodies has its own purpose, membership, and composition, with different policies governing pay and reimbursement, applicable conflict of interest rules, effective dates and term limits. Several will operate consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) with the exception of section 14 of that Act (which addresses the termination, renewal and continuation of advisory committees). As far as calling Palin a liar, she also said that millions of Americans were going to lose their current insurance plans... so who are we to believe, a left wing know liar in chief or a woman that was right

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TiredOfTax

Nov-21-13 1:39 PM

usedtolivethere Nov-21-13 6:49 AM Agree | Disagree TOT, define and source "death panels"

1)you don't know 2) Sean Hannity

Why turn this into a political issue?

usedtolivethere Nov-21-13 7:51 AM Agree | Disagree TOT, your words, not mine. You don't understand your own lie? Read your quote...you've forced me to bring it up very many times and you violated it again!!!

Sep-09-13 6:33 PM I am done... with posts to YOU! You have proven you ability to stay off topic fighting in every post... you are not worth my effort

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Pards13

Nov-21-13 12:18 PM

It may be voluntary but that is not how it is presented. Two instances I was involved with one with insurance was told nothing more can be done and was counseled on end of life. They are still living and raising their kids (quality of life decent) and the other finally died but was told to make call it a day three years ago and lived two and one half years with very good quality. They may say its voluntary but it is preceived differently. In both cases a friend intervened and sought second opinions. They also did extensive research to find the appropriate doctors to beat the cancers. Many times this counseling is offered to make a problem go away.

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adkkev

Nov-21-13 11:44 AM

ToT: that particular part of the proposed ACA was removed from the final bill and is NOT a part of Obamacare. Also the "death panel" description championed by Palin and other was debunked & called "Lie of the Year" by PolitiFact. The actual provision was to provide Medicare recipients with VOLUNTARY counseling about living wills, advance directives, and end of life CARE options (like hospice). This has actually part of law since 1991 but this would have been the first time that doctors would have been reimbursed under MEDICARE (not to be confused with your regular non-Medicare insurance policy).

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Annarondac

Nov-21-13 10:49 AM

Sometimes single apartments can isolate an elderly person or couple. Being in a community of seniors allows for the existence of a community, where people can look after one another, check up on and keep active. The most important aspect in being a senior citizen is to stay active and engaged and connected to information on how their lives can remain active.

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Pards13

Nov-21-13 9:31 AM

It will be nice to see more activity downtown besides a wreck of building. Gloversville's housing does need to be upgraded however as a landlord it is difficult to invest what is necessary in an apartment to get a tenant that does not care and destroys the 5 to 10k (last two years I have invested 25k to upgrade) you put into an apartment while your hands are tied to get them removed. The judgement you get is worthless as you will never be able to collect. Projects like this take the few quality tenants left. I do not know the answer but I do know things need to change.

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Pards13

Nov-21-13 9:16 AM

My $400 per month increase in health care cost along with another $600 increase in my deductible (5400 to 6000) has definitely affected my quality of health care. Just wait till next year when the true costs hit the majority of the US. By the way I truly hope I am wrong.

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Annarondac

Nov-21-13 8:42 AM

Affordable housing for seniors is a great idea. Vacant apartments in Gloversville are sadly vacant of necessities that aging people need. Ever try using a walker up a stairs with bags of groceries? Estee Commons will provide a safe environment for seniors and allow more mobility, which translates into independence.

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usedtolivethere

Nov-21-13 6:49 AM

TOT, define and source "death panels"

1)you don't know 2) Sean Hannity

Why turn this into a political issue?

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TiredOfTax

Nov-20-13 5:33 PM

But this WILL affect everyone's care, I do not remember if these promises were before or after the keep your plan period lies... had to keep all the tall tails in sequential order!

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TiredOfTax

Nov-20-13 5:30 PM

The Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB, is a fifteen-member United States Government agency created in 2010 by sections 3403 and 10320 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which has the explicit task of achieving specified savings in Medicare without affecting coverage or quality.[1] Under previous and current law, changes to Medicare payment rates and program rules are recommended by MedPAC but require an act of Congress to take effect. The new system grants IPAB the authority to make changes to the Medicare program with the Congress being given the power to overrule the agency's decisions through supermajority vote.

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