Neil O'Keeffe

Neil O'Keeffe 3 weeks, 6 days ago on Seasonal Steamboat Ski Area employees will no longer receive health insurance from Intrawest

Mark and Steve, Interesting how your vaunted free market didn't play a role in this. Ski corp or its parent has been cutting health care benefits to its employees slowly but surely over the last 10+ years. The free market solution for those part time/seasonal employes left high and dry at the end of the season was COBRA and the costs were astronomical and many chose to roll the dice and went without. So in the event of an injury or illness while uninsured guess who foots the bill, those of us who are insured via higher premiums or the tax payer. The insurance companies don't take the hit that's for sure. So now that the ski corp has eliminated insurance for seasonal workers all together, these same people can now (if they choose) have year round insurance through the ACA that is probably not much more expensive than their 6 months of coverage under COBRA. And guess what, if they have an injury or illness, they will not be dipping into your precious pockets. Now doesn't that make you warm and fuzzy all over? You two wouldn't know the meaning of compassion if it hit you in the face.

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Neil O'Keeffe 4 weeks ago on As Steamboat Springs' capital needs grow, city manager suggests new revenue source may be needed

Mark, it has no ill effect throughout Florida as second homeowners pay a higher property tax via the Homestead Act than do primary residences. You really think those owners having to pay a couple hundred dollars more a month will take their homes elsewhere? Not likely.

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Neil O'Keeffe 4 weeks ago on March 31 deadline looms for uninsured Moffat, Routt County residents

Why don't you run for office Steve, you seem to have an abundance of opinions. This may be the only way for you to realize that your opinions are shared by a shrinking minority of individuals. Have fun on that island of yours!

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Neil O'Keeffe 4 weeks ago on March 31 deadline looms for uninsured Moffat, Routt County residents

Siting scripture, now that about sums it up. You want government out of just about everything but your religion. Irony abounds!

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Neil O'Keeffe 4 weeks ago on March 31 deadline looms for uninsured Moffat, Routt County residents

A single payor system/universal healthcare for all, much like Medicare for all. Are you one of those angry citizens that wants to keep the government out of your Medicare? Too funny!

How about taking the profit out of what should be an inalienable right as does every other industrialized nation of the world. Is that what is really meant by the term American Exceptionalism ? Put that in your free-market pipe and smoke it! Talk about kicking the hornets nest.

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Neil O'Keeffe 4 weeks ago on March 31 deadline looms for uninsured Moffat, Routt County residents

...they may be able to win local elections with there gerrymandering and voter suppression but locally this will never be a winning platform for a national election. Unfortunately for the country that means we will be subject to their same twisted logic and obstruction for the next 6+ years. No wonder people are fed up with politics and that is just the way the plutocracy wants it. As a famous president once said "a nation divided on itself can not stand." the eight count has already begun.

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Neil O'Keeffe 4 weeks ago on March 31 deadline looms for uninsured Moffat, Routt County residents

Good luck with that one Chris, it is always going to be a conspiracy or ideological rant with no interest of ever finding a middle or offering anything constructive. Have to give the far right some credit in that they are united with their diatribe and are on the attack 24/7. As far as contributing anything constructive that may actually move the discussion forward or solve a problem well now that is a completely different matter. It is far easier to criticize or be negative than it is make efforts to finding solutions to things like healthcare, immigration, jobs, education, infrastructure... This is the entire Republican platform and in the end we all get what we deserve.

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