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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, 7 months ago

    It is now!

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 7 months ago

    This is what happens when only one party and their donors make all of the decisions in a hurry. Even their friends get upset at the results.
    It would be a true benefit to all Americans were both parties to decide to sit down in their various committees to talk to experts in the medical, insurance, and other related fields to create a truly intelligently designed and bipartisan approach to the long term costs and effectiveness of healthcare reform.
    I will not hold my breath…. but I may sigh a lot in sadness.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. brent

    brent GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Nope…it’s just frightened, ignorant people who have been lied to repeatedly.

  4. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, 7 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    It’s my understanding that both sides were in agreement with the vast majority of “smalls” in the bill, like allowing people to remain on their parents’ insurance until the age of 26 and providing financial assistance for medical facilities to go paperless. As such, we could have had meaningful reforms in place.
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    Instead, Nancy Pelosi quite literally declared that unless the omnibus was passed as a whole, the topic of health reform would be dead because she would use her then-authority to block any single-issue bills that tried to move through.
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    So no matter what people want to say about the GOP, this all comes down to Obama, Pelosi, and a few other high-level Democrats.

  5. antiquetracman

    antiquetracman GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    and the idiot that said “you have to pass the bill to know what is in it” got re-elected. The idiot leading the idiots

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, 7 months ago

    @David

    You left out one operative word in that David: Illegally.
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    Obama has zero legal authority within the ACA to selectively waiver anyone or any group from its requirements. That the bill, as you admit, is full of negative consequences is only one more clear reason to allow Congress to either delay implementation of the whole thing until it is fixed (which is likely never), or abolish it and try again.
    As it is, whatever Obama does legally or illegally with the ACA it will negatively impact the economy and lives of most Americans.

  7. cdward

    cdward said, 7 months ago

    @David

    Well said

  8. Overtaxed

    Overtaxed GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    This is too funny. The establishment unions are now turning on Obama because they finally took the time to read it and found out how they are really getting screwed over. Perhaps the useful idiots in these unions can make themselves useful by overthrowing the dictator. Wasn’t it Alinsky who planned on violence and mob rule in order to get things? Now it just may be Obama’s turn to get what what he deserves. The road to socialism is paved with death and destruction. So far, no socialist government has been able to avoid that road. But this time, perhaps, the destruction will be aimed at the socialists by their own supporters. If violence breaks out, I bet the Tea Party people will microwave some popcorn, grab a beer, and watch from the bleachers.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, 7 months ago

    @David

    No, you would be wrong. The waivers Obama granted were to specific groups and corporations, etc., not blanket ones. Delaying provisions of the law is also a violation of it as there were specific time lines included for many provisions. Obama delayed these selectively where they would be politically negative in effect such as raising taxes on medical device suppliers.
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    You cannot fix or improve something so convoluted and complex as a 2700+ page bill filled with all sorts of nonsense. Better to scrap it and start over than try and “improve” what is proving to be worse than an Edsel.
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    Aside from that, the bill will not fix the health insurance system since it essentially leaves it intact and adds a massive layer of government bureaucracy. The system needed to be changed to some other one rather than just having the “deck chairs” rearranged to use the common analogy.

    Oh, the number of uninsured today is closer to 50 million up from the 25 or so million when Obamacare was passed.

  10. bobwinners

    bobwinners GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Funny thing! Unions only want health care if they can provide it to their members. Wonder why?

  11. wbr

    wbr said, 7 months ago

    david said " He delayed implementation of the provision. There is no selectivity." WHAT A SPIN

  12. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Sadly, this is exactly what The Democrats did. They passed the ACA without reading the bill and Obama signed the bill without reading it.

    Sadly, The Democrats refuse to make any Changes to The ACA, and Obama vowed to veto any Bill that changes any part o The ACA

  13. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Darren Blair

    Blame Harry Reid for allowing a Senator from Nebraska bribe him with the promise Nebraska would no longer have to pay for their Medicare/Medicaid Insurance, their costs would be split between the 49 other States for him to be vote #60 to move the Bill from Committee to a Floor Vote.

    This was revealed after the ACA was passed by The Senate and after Reid had his in box filled with emails from angry citizens, and his voice mailbox full of angry citizens from 49 States letting him know their outrage, The Bribe was taken back, and Nebraska still pays their portion of the Medicare/Medicaid INS program

  14. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @David

    They hate it now the see their costs will increase not decrease as Obama Promised,

    The major problem with you post is you leave out The Democrats do to want to make these changes and Obama vowed to veto any bill that changes any part of The ACA.

    It can be fixed today, but the Democrats refuse to fix it.

    You are counting chickens way too soon again. In 2008, you said The Democrats would retake control of The House.

    In 2010, you said The Democrats would take Control of The House and gain more seats in The Senate, you were wrong again.

    Are you going for a complete Strikeout for 2014?

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Obama passed the conservative vision for health care reform & the unions just realized that. So, does this mean conservatives are now ready to vote for Single Payer? I doubt it.

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