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Time To Set Record Straight On County Home Sale

February 17, 2013

There has been a great deal of misinformation circulating about the proposed sale of the Chautauqua County Home and it is time to set the record straight....

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johnee

Feb-17-13 10:37 AM

It's the union way.

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concernedgranny

Feb-17-13 5:07 PM

This report told us what we already knew, that even with the implementation of efficiencies at the County Home and the agreement of CSEA employees to offer $950,000 yearly in salary and benefit concessions, the County Home would still have a deficit of several hundred thousand dollars each year! This in spite of the fact that the County Home would also be receiving a subsidy in excess of $3 million yearly in county and federal tax dollars.

THIS IS SIMPLY UNTRUE.

What part of operates at a SURPLUS of about $100,000 a year did you not understand in the report?

Maybe it was the part where the report also clearly stated that we, the public, were being MISLEAD about the actual costs of the HOME.

Debate..but with FACTS. Shame on YOU for not stating them.

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HMaryM

Feb-17-13 7:11 PM

Why is it that when facts about problems with privatization are disclosed it's always a lie. Do you know what is a lie? That the legislature can guarantee that those stipulations for sale are etched in stone and enforceable. You can't say that the facility will still be 80% Medicaid comprised of former taxpayers. Those on Medicaid that are forced to leave our state will cost taxpayers even more. And yes, most employees may still have jobs, but many will have to rely on government programs to survive because the benefits are poor. So guess what, taxpayers are paying more and less money will remain local. The only thing that makes sense is that there is a lot of political palm greasing going on locally and right up to the state level. People need to stop focusing on the union issues and start thinking about if they have the resources to pay for their own care should the need arise. County homes protect you, the taxpayer. Cuomo needs to clean up his other messes, not target our elderly.

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Harold

Feb-17-13 8:59 PM

As the author said, those wishing to keep the home county owned continue to spread untruths. The home showed a surplus of $100K after receiving $14.6M in government subsidy. I would call this a loss of several million dollars. Mr. Rothner's proven record at other nursing homes owned by him are the guarantee that the contract agreement will be honored.

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duckster

Feb-17-13 11:13 PM

It is still such a no brainer..wtf?

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Catman

Feb-18-13 8:14 AM

Well stated Mr. Barmore. It's too bad concerndgranny and HMaryM don't understand what they are reading. They just didn't make it through high school english.

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taxpayer2

Feb-18-13 9:49 PM

Thankyou for sharing this with the taxpayers. Mr. Nit Whitney, Ms. Crying Cornell and Mr. Uninformed Hoyer have been lying to the people who have elected them and have chosen to ignore their desire to sell the Home in order for it to survive. They have presented nothing but inaccurate information to the taxpayer. The Union has always published inaccurate information and only relate what is necessary to keep the 300+ employees at the Home paying their monthly Union dues. If the County Home is not sold in the near future it will have to be closed because it cannot continue as merely a Nursing Home providing only Skilled Nursing Care. This issue has become too rediculous to comment on any longer. The bottom line is if it isn't sold, it will close within 5 yrs.

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taxpayer2

Feb-18-13 9:59 PM

CONCERNED GRANNY: THE COUNTY HOME DOES NOT PROVIDE FREE CARE TO ANYONE. ALL OF YOUR COMMENTS ARE LIES. EVERY RESIDENT AT THE HOME'S CARE, IS PAID FOR BY EITHER MEDICARE, MEDICAID OR THEY PAY PRIVATELY IF THEY CAN AFFORD TO. STOP LYING TO THE PUBLIC AND IMPLYING THAT RESIDENTS AT THE HOME GET FREE CARE. THEY WOULDN'T BE ADMITTED THERE IF THEY DIDN'T HAVE ONE OF THE ABOVE COVERAGES.

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askwhy

Feb-19-13 8:32 AM

CSEA dirty tricks. The crooked public union puts union over taxpayer every time. Why NYS needs to break the back of this union monster by eliminating collective bargaining and allowing right to work for public sector workers.

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duckster

Feb-19-13 11:56 AM

do not get me started on those rich csea care aids and cleaners/// yes the home should be sold but stop bashing the union...wtf is wrong with you people?

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carlaw

Feb-21-13 5:50 AM

Old news. Vote! get it over with and move on. Too much politics not enough momentum! Everybody is in campaign mode and even old politicos like me are sick of it.

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bobbybill

Feb-21-13 9:24 AM

"Folks, a lie told often enough becomes the truth." yes sir!! see FOX news

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Watcher02

Mar-22-13 10:33 AM

Hard to believe that 3 idiots like Cornell,Whitney, Hoyer are costing the taxpayers over 8K a day. This is INSANITY and there needs to be a major political push to get them out of government

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james4

Apr-01-13 8:06 AM

Legislators and the executive cannot even come close to getting the county home on tract to break even financially? Really, A private company can go in and make good profits and supposedly give the same care as residents our getting now. It would seem that it is not the home that needs the change but the legislators and executive. The employees are willing to take concessions and you still cannot be competitive. Does anyone really believe that a private company can treat the patients better, give a working wage to employees, have the same quality of employees and make money but It is impossible for the county to do something close. I have known several people who have worked for Absolute and they would not let their relatives stay there if they had a choice. It is numbers; money being spent on employees and patients is by far the largest cost. Pretty easy to do the math. So, lets replace the people in charge, get the necessary concessions from the union and find someone manage it.

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