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Darrin Bell

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 5 months ago

    Got the colors of the players right.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, 5 months ago

    I have found all kinds of data on enrollment. One datum I have not been able to find is the number paid, the most important. Has anyone seen this?

  3. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 5 months ago

    yes, boys and girls, get out your crayons and let’s all discover the ways that the nasty old Obamacare has failed, shall we? What fun!

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, 5 months ago

    @wmconelly

    “The first time I saw this cartoon and read your comment, I had no idea what you were talking about. When I came back this time and finally looked hard it finally dawned on me that the tacklers were white and the ball carrier was black. I think you and Darrin Bell might be a little oversensitive on the racial thing.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    @Joadtom

    “Wmconelly-what a racist you are. First thing you look for. …”

    I assumed he was referring to the color of the player’s uniforms.

  6. Gresch

    Gresch GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    What happen to the other 34 Million “uninsured” ?

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    @Joadtom

    “Jasse, that makes you look pretty stupid. He said players. What do the uniform colors mean to you?”

    And as usual, your venomous comments make look hateful. Instead going straight to charging racism, you could have asked him to clarify his comment. To answer your question, I zeroed in on the red uniforms of the players labeled “GOP.”

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    So, since there is no way one can say the ACA is a success, you jump on the tried and true racist accusations.

    But I have a question (or two) about the program itself. I care not the color of the uniforms or the players.

    This law wa passed by a democrat congress with only democrat votes and signed into law by a democrat president. So do we blame/praise democrats? nope, it’s Bush’s fault, right?

    Plus, it was passed without the benefit of being read by the legislators. Why? Well, it was so full of legal mumbo-jumbo that it would take a team of lawyers years to figure it out. That has proven true. It’s been 4 years and we are still finding wonderful new stuff. So wonderful that the president keeps puting off the deadlines. But that’s his MO after all. Draw a line and then when that line is crossed, well, draw another line. yep.

    So the stated goal of 7 million being necessary for the plan to work (changed and no one said that) is just a small percentage of the total citizens in this country. Around 2%.

    How many of that number need to be “paying” customers? All of them? Half of them?

    As far as I can tell from the reports, as many as 25% of the “sign-ups” are not “paying” customers. But even the WH has no idea what that number is. Good job WH.

    And of the reported 6 mil that have “signed up”, how many are just “shoppers” and not “customers”? You know, those that had to go through the process of giving all the info and creating an account in order to view the product and having done that decided that it was not for them at this time and did not check out. Some reports give that number as around 35%. So let’s use the 35% as the sum of both categories, since not paying is not paying no matter the reason. That would reduce the number of sign ups to actual “paying customers” of around 3.9 million.

    NEXT, how many of the “paying customers” had insurance before this law and only went to this program because their former policy was deemed “illegal” by the law? Here is one (of many) reports on the topic.

    http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2014/03/03/how-many-nongroup-policies-were-canceled-estimates-from-december-2013/

    And about half way down it says: " our findings imply that roughly 2.6 million people would have reported that their plan would no longer be offered due to noncompliance with the ACA. Another 6 percent reported that their plan was cancelled for other reasons,"

    It is still just implication, it seems no one really knows. But using that figure, we can divide the “paying customers” into “new” and “previously insured”.

    So maybe 1 to 2 million “new” customers, or customers that did not have insurance before. Uhhh were there not 30 million left out in the cold before? Where are they?

    You guys can continue to snipe at each other, call each other names or whatever. OR, you can start to think and vote all these lying deceitful criminals out of office in 2014. From both sides.

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    @Joadtom

    " His was was the hateful comment, your trying to cover for him is the stupid one. … But I see that even your color perception is off, so maybe your brain is just flawed. That is not red. It is maroon and you’re a maroon too."

    1)Again, you could asked for clarification of his remark instead of just assuming.
    2) Maroon is a darker shade of red.
    3) The negative, and sometimes down right nasty tone of so many of your comments tells us who the hateful person is.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @Joadtom

    Well no problem my brother. I will say that Jase99 is an intelligent poster here with many good points. No two people have the exact same ideas on any one topic and we should always be open to new thoughts.

    However, when one gets bogged down in the superficial arguments involving the perception of intolerance and equates that to the color scheme of a cartoon….. well perhaps we are letting our minds be clouded by emotion rather than reason.

    As for color, the uniforms of the GOP are indeed maroon and the goal (Obama’s “red” line) is magenta. So what?

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @Joadtom

    You’re a better man than I in that case.

    I’ve been called (and rightly so) a “twit” on several occasions.

    But hey, love IS all you need….

  12. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 5 months ago

    Oh how i wish they had gotten that blasted website right first try! That would have given a totally different dynamic and reporting on the thing and the 7 million would have been possible. I hope they find out who bungled it and that person has to pay, politically or financially…

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    What makes you think it was “bungled”?

    Seems to me that the outcome is just the ticket for a “need” for government to just take over and get rid of the insurance industry. Put all those health care workers on government jobs, seize the insurance industries cash reserves and all the insurance provider employees can find new jobs or go on welfare.

    But what do you care?

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @Joadtom

    I agree….

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