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Veterans’ crisis calls to New York VA went to voicemail

Veterans and family members of veterans who called the Veterans Crisis Line in Canandaigua, New York never reached an expert on the other end of the line and instead had their calls routed to voicemail, according to a Veterans Affairs report released Feb. 11. The Brighton-Pittsford Post has the details: The report, issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General, follows an investigation into "caller response and quality assurance concerns" lodged against the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL), in Canandaigua. According to a report signed by Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections John Daigh, Jr., complainants ...

Financial records of failed New York Obamacare co-op mired in secrecy

Documents that would explain why Health Republic of New York, one of 13 failed Obamacare co-ops, went under are not being released by the regulators at the New York Department of Financial Services despite a freedom-of-information request. The Daily Caller has the details: New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) reportedly launched an official investigation in September 2015 of Health Republic of New York for “substantial under-reporting” of its finances. Health Republic is one of 13 Obamacare non-profit health insurance co-ops that have failed since the $2.5 billion program’s 2012 launch to compete with commercial for-profit ...

New York Post skewers Obamacare in recent editorial

The New York Post editorial board ripped into Obamacare in a Sunday editorial titled “Beyond Obamacare — the light at the end of the tunnel,” underscoring how disastrous the so-called “Affordable Care Act” has been for the ill and non-ill alike. Read the scathing editorial here: Start with Obama’s “If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance” lie: In fact, his law canceled the policies of at least 6 million Americans. Yet the worst lie may have been calling it the Affordable Care Act. These plans are terrible for anyone who actually gets really sick. Policies sold on the exchanges have high deductibles, plus stiff ...

New York Times Beats “Government is Best” Drum on Seniors

In an editorial Monday morning, the New York Times told a tale of woe about growing poverty among senior citizens in America: An additional 135,000 older women became extremely poor in 2012, raising the extreme-poverty rate in that group to 3.1 percent, And 100,000 older men were extremely poor in 2012, raising the extreme-poverty rate in that group to 2.3 percent In all, nearly 1.2 million people age 65 and up were classified as extremely poor in 2012. First, the editorial opposes Social Security reform: But it would be devastating if recent increases became a growing trend. For now, the best policy response is to do no harm. For example, ...

The New York Times’ Testing Fiction Market with Latest Editorial

On Sunday, The New York Times published an editorial purporting to push back against “the annual Republican crisis.” The editorial was full of misleading and factually inaccurate information, here’s the tip of the iceberg: In the first paragraph, the editorial says “Most of the time [Tea Party Republicans] sit around and do virtually nothing but gripe.” This ignores all of the legislation the House has passed - and Tea Party-minded conservatives have introduced - that would do tremendous good for the nation. In 2011 and 2012 alone the Senate ignored 40 job-related bills passed by the House, addressing issues from energy expansion to ...

New York Times, You Spelled “Accountable” Wrong

Did you know holding politicians accountable is “downright threatening?” According to Francis Clines on a New York Times blog, it is: When it comes to flexing political muscle, Tea Party zealots don’t hesitate to be downright threatening, as in their warning to Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee that he’d better retire from office because “our great nation can no longer afford compromise and bipartisanship, two traits for which you have become famous.” The warning was in an open letter from a score of Tea Party groups, most of them county operations in the senator’s home state. They said he would face a right-wing primary ...

The New York Meeting – June 24, 2013


New York Times’ scare tactics on Social Security mask facts

Yesterday, the New York Times’ editorial board relied on half-truths and scare tactics to promote its version of Social Security reform. While some of the editorial is normal big government trope – tax increases to cover Social Security’s coming shortfalls, for example – there are several factual inaccuracies that need correcting. The editorial misleads right in its first paragraph: The trustees of Social Security recently reported that the retirement system can pay full benefits until 2035, when it will be able to pay about three-fourths of promised benefits. The editorial’s language is hair-splittingly correct but fails to inform the ...

The New York Times accidently agrees with Tea Party on sequestration

On Wednesday, The New York Times published an editorial bashing the way sequestration has been implemented. The editorial specifically highlighted how Republicans are trying to prevent certain cuts from happening…but not others the Times says should be high-priority: You don’t see any Republican hashtags blaming the president for cutting housing vouchers to 140,000 low-income families, which has begun. These vouchers are given by cities to families on the brink of homelessness, and about half of them go to families with children. There aren’t any angry tweets about the 70,000 Head Start slots about to be eliminated, which is forcing some ...

The New York Meeting

The New York Meeting is a national forum based in New York City at The Grand Hyatt, run by Mallory Factor and O’Brien Murray.  The New York Meeting identifies leaders and generates ideas for the future of our nation.  The New York Meeting is engaging, fast-paced and gets to the core of the most important issues facing America.  This monthly one-hour meeting consists of four 15 minute segments with America’s leaders—national politicians, grassroots leaders, news makers and celebrated authors.  The live audience is limited to five hundred invited guests--donors, media, organization heads and legislators.  But now, you can be there too and ...