Who's Gonna Pay For Corzine's Medical Bills?

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    If I were a New Jersey taxpayer, I would be rather unhappy at the prospect of paying the hospital bills for Corzine given that he wasn't wearing a seat belt and his driver was speeding on the freeway. The SUV was clocked at 91MPH - with it's emergency lights flashing.

    One ponders why a meeting with Don Imus and the Basket Ball Players was deemed an emergency - or if Corzine is one of those public figures who view his time as So Special that us little folks should never Get In His Way.

    The SUV carrying Gov. Jon S. Corzine was traveling about 91 mph moments before it crashed, Superintendent of State Police Col. Rick Fuentes said Tuesday.

    The governor was critically injured when the vehicle crashed into a guardrail on the Garden State Parkway just north of Atlantic City last week. He apparently was not wearing his seat belt as he rode in the front passenger's seat.

    The speed limit along that stretch of the parkway is 65 mph.

    The state trooper-driven sport utility vehicle was in the left lane with its emergency lights flashing when a pickup tried to get out of its way. Instead, it set off a chain reaction that resulted in the crash.

    Corzine's list of injuries was extensive: He broke his left thigh bone, a dozen ribs, collarbone and chest bone. He also fractured a vertebrae in his lower back.

    He remains in critical but stable condition Tuesday and doctors were assessing when he might be ready to breathe without a ventilator.

    Doctors have said he doesn't have brain damage or paralysis, and is doing well for someone who sustained so many injuries.


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    It's not the taxpayers who are paying his medical bills... it's his health insurance.

    I don't want to pay for Iraq... such is life.
     
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    Being that he is a government employee - isn't his health insurance funded by the State of NJ?

    I would also think that his health insurance company would have a very valid reason to deny his claim given his actions and the recklessness of his driver.
     
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    Do you really think they're going to deny his claim? Not a very good idea for people who want legislation signed, no?

    Also, I don't know what health insurance Corzine uses. He's wealthy in his own right. He probably has health insurance that gives better coverage than anything the state would give him. I also don't know what the law is in NJ with respect to liability when one isn't wearing a seat belt.

    When someone goes to the doctor because they have high blood pressure and diabetes because they stuffed their face with garbage, does an insurance company say "we're not paying for you"? We all pay for that, too.

    Like I said, I don't want to pay for Iraq. I haven't been given a choice. I wouldn't get overly het up about it.
     
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    So you are okay with an elected official abusing the power of his office to engage in high speed travel to a blatant photo op event that could in no way be construed as a Public Emergency - and then having everyone else but him pay for it?

    Nice.
     
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    As opposed to paying for a photo op on an aircraft carrier?
     
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    Completely orthogonal.

    But thanks for playing.

    I'll take your deflection as an admission that Corzine is responsible for his accident due to his abuse of government provided transportation and flauting of the seatbelt laws.

    Dubya did not violate any law in going to an aircraft carrier.
     
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    Don't put words in my mouth. I'm actually pretty good at articulating my thoughts. But thank *you* for playing.

    Of course it's not orthogonal. You were whining because a democrat is "wasting" taxpayer money. My point is that you are unconcerned about the wasting of money by your own. Simple partisan whining on your part.

    Instead of whining about who's paying for his care, and instead of being a lemming, perhaps you can just wish an injured fellow human being well.
     
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    I don't think his medical coverage should cover it, he did not use due care. It's law in the state to wear a seat belt. For the governor of the state to ignore the law, while other premium payers have to shell out? No. If the governments are going to pass such laws, those that break them should pay. Thankfully for most, it's only an expensive ticket.

    I don't like the mandating of laws, but I always wear a seat belt. I require anyone riding in my car to do likewise, law or no law.
     
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    It's illegal for restaurants in NY to prepare foods with trans-fats. Should some idiot who uses transfats and home and becomes fat and cholesterol ridden not be covered either?

    Again, boe was just whining because it was a dem.
     
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