Neil O'Keeffe

Neil O'Keeffe 3 weeks, 2 days ago on YVMC announces lower prices for MRI services

And here is another wonderful example of our prized healthcare system at work. When profit and greed come above all else it creates a truly exceptional system. In the spirit of free enterprise that drives our capitalist economy, at the very least the insurance companies need a little competition in the form of a Medicare for all government option available to those that so choose. IMHO!

Why ‘Useless’ Surgery Is Still Popular - The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/upshot/the-right-to-know-that-an-operation-is-next-to-useless.html?emc=edit_th_20160804&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=50501755&_r=0

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Neil O'Keeffe 3 weeks, 2 days ago on YVMC announces lower prices for MRI services

The same holds true for colonoscopies and many other procedures, the cost is 2-3 times higher here then in Denver, Breckenridge and even Craig on occasion. Must be nice to be a non-profit and still get away with price gouging.

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Neil O'Keeffe 2 months ago on Ken Collins: A scary scenario

Wow, first I have heard that sensible gun laws actually increase violent crime, no doubt statistics from the NRA and the gun lobby, please share your sources for such a statement. Didn't you know it's misguided to ignore decades of US crime data to promote policies that will increase violent crime in God Bless America? Predictable response, may as well have a discussion with a block of wood; oh wait a minute. Enjoy your delusions boys, I know I am. Peace Out!

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Neil O'Keeffe 2 months ago on Ken Collins: A scary scenario

Missing her facts as usual boys, God Bless America has far and away more gun related deaths and suicides per capita than any nation on the planet. And you chalk that up to our wonderful constitution, yes indeed we are surely exceptional. And you can't even admit that 80+% of gun owners want more sensible gun control legislation. Common sense and majority rule apparently don't apply to the NRA, our bribed and gutless legislators or those like yourselves that don't see a sensible middle road and God forbid room for compromise. After all, all they really want is our guns right?

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Neil O'Keeffe 2 months ago on Ken Collins: A scary scenario

Hard to argue with your "TRUTHINESS" Ken, then how do explain the drastic drop in mass murders,in Australia since they banned assault weapons? Another national trend I suppose or perhaps reverse logic in the land down under since the water circles the drain in the opposite direction?

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Neil O'Keeffe 2 months, 1 week ago on Ken Collins: A scary scenario

“I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it. [John Stuart Mill, in a Parliamentary debate with the Conservative MP, John Pakington, May 31, 1866.]”

Truer words were never spoken!

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Neil O'Keeffe 4 months, 2 weeks ago on Ed Miklus: Defeat air service tax

I don't think you get it Stephen, add up the numbers do you really think the revenue coming from senior or even all local season passes is that meaningful to their bottom line? We are supposedly a world class ski destination and if so the amount of revenue generated from local passes is a pittance compared to the amount derived from tourists. Where is the good will, where is the appreciation for the locals that make their business possible, where is the gratitude for the locals that struggle to make a living here? In the twenty years I have lived here I see little more than opportunism and a deaf ear for those that they can not capture as an under-employed and underpaid worker-bee serving their bottom line.

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Neil O'Keeffe 4 months, 2 weeks ago on Ed Miklus: Defeat air service tax

If locals find ski Corp behavior unacceptable we can speak loudly with our wallets and votes. Don't buy a pass and vote no for any corporate welfare to fund their airline program this November. If our voice is organized and public it will be heard, Like the bumper sticker says; Think Globally and Act Locally. They have taken locals for granted for too long and it's time they wake up to the fact that we are no longer going to roll over a be grateful for their omnipotence. They will continue to ignore the single voice but they can not ignore the united voice! My guess is that they will try to appease the seniors and reduce the price increase, well this shouldn't be enough and we should expect a price rollback for all passes so they are somewhere between the front range passes and our current extorted prices levels. We no longer have to be held hostage, just what do you think the 1/4 cent sales tax is worth to them? Let's find out.

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