I just spoke to Steve Kaplan. He told me what
Jennifer Messmer said to the reporter. The reporter told
Jennifer that she was under a very tight deadline and
needed a response immediately. That is why Jennifer
answered the questions , rather than getting Mike Ashker
to take the call.The reporter wanted to know what
accounted for the increase in the stock price.Jennifer
responded:1-We are hopeful that investors are beginning to see
the value in ourindustry and what HA offers2-We have
made no specific announcements today that might affect
the stock price.3-Our stock is rising with the rest
of the Nasdaq tech stocks, including Healtheon,
etc.What the reporter actually printed bears no
resemblance to the facts given to her by Jennifer.MAYBE THE
REPORTER SHOULD BE FIRED!!!!!!!
You know, she could have just said, "I don't
believe it has anything to do with any news being leaked
about the signing of the deal with MedUnite since we've
all been quite tight-lipped about it around here,"
and just left it at that. BUT NOOOOOOOO! She has to
issue a statement that leads all to believe that
everyone has gone on vacation until the next policy is
sold. Oh well......
I'm not giving her or HAXS any room for error on
issues like this. Let's not forget the shareholders own
the company. I am a shareholder and she is being paid
to represent my company in the best light possible.
If her comments were mis-interpreted, they should
put out a news release that states the actual facts.
That may seem like over-kill but we need every good
comment at this point. I'm glad to see that we are
trading up today, although on extremely light volume.
The more I think about it, the more I believe that it is quite possible that Jennifer said all of the right things, and the reporter just either mis-quoted her,or worse, twisted her words on purpose.
It's possible that her comment was taken out of
context. Wouldn't be the first time that someone was
misquoted. She might have been trying to say that there is
no news being leaked out and therefore the company
does not wish to comment on the possible cause(s) of
the price increase.
Merely trying to give her
the benefit of the doubt, but she should still be
reprimanded for not being more careful with her choice of
Wedgete, hope you don't leave the board entirely.
Everyone's entitled to get angry every once in a while. You
have been on this board for quite a while so most
people know where you're coming from. Lighten up and
stick around, OK?
my wife actually saw my post on jennifer and her
comment was "i can't believe you are all so angry" she's
right. we are all angry. jennifer was in the wrong place
at the wrong time saying the wrong thing.
what she said or didn't say changes nothing. we all
blasting a totally unknown person
by calling her a "silly bitch" or worse suddenly
makes no sense to me and i am going to reflect over the
summer on posting on yahoo message boards. see you labor
She is the "media contact" listed on the HAXS
press releases. IMHO, they would be much better off
listing Steve Kaplan as the media contact. At least he
knows how to explain things. A very upbeat story,
ruined by a stupid comment by Ms. Messmenr.