First Year Report: Sean Maloney

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sean Patrick Maloney, U.S. Representative (D-NY18) , talks about the new budget compromise, his first year in Congress and some of the issues facing his constituents, including the ACA and the Metro-North derailment.  Being from one of the few remaining competitive districts ("the Walkway over the Hudson district") means "I have to listen to everybody," Maloney says, unlike many of his colleagues who have little impetus to compromise.


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Comments [10]

Donald J. Sepanek

This guy is a dimwit to allow republicans to convince him that passing a bill to water-down the affordable care act would be helpful to anyone. Now he's hoping that we're greater fools than he is.

Dec. 11 2013 05:41 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretenious Hudson Heights

dyob, You were your mothers Slow Listener.

Dec. 11 2013 10:24 AM

Mom always said, "Never trust a fast talker."

Dec. 11 2013 10:21 AM

He's on the right side, for the most part.

But man, he's really gotta tone it down. There's a fine line between confident and REALLY annoying.

Dec. 11 2013 10:20 AM

Very positive enrollment figures for this "medicaid" sign-up program

Since October, 1.2 million have gained Obamacare coverage

Approximately 365,000 of those people have purchased private insurance and 803,000 have been determined to be eligible for the public Medicaid program.

As to how government subsidized insurance, or any "insurance" saves tax expenditures or lowers future medical costs -

"Many doctors—myself included— will gladly substantially discount their fees in return for up-front payments from people who pay directly for their health care. Hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and urgent care clinics do the same. Why shouldn’t they? They don’t have to pay an army of staff to fill reams of forms and wait weeks to months to collect payment from an insurance company that sometimes is lower than what they get from their direct-pay patients. . . . "

Dec. 11 2013 10:19 AM
Bob from NY

Does he support:

H.R.3118 - Strengthening Social Security Act of 2013?

Dec. 11 2013 10:13 AM
Bob from NY

So what does Rep. Maloney recommend to change our districting problem, that keeps seats safe?

Dec. 11 2013 10:11 AM

I want to like this guy.

He's his own arrogant worst enemy.

Dec. 11 2013 10:09 AM

Maloney is full of baloney, what a complete crock !! I am in his district and he will never get my vote.

Dec. 11 2013 10:06 AM

"Now, look'it"

Anybody that uses this phrase is immediately impeachable.

Dec. 11 2013 10:06 AM

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