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Gary Varvel

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  1. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    Affordable healthcare is what you have a shot at if you have a full time job, it’s part of your compensation. How good of a policy is the next question. This is the reason we need to take the burden of healthcare insurance away from employers and switch it to individuals through a universal program that everyone pays into when they generate income. None of us want to pay for the uninsured at the local ER, most of us want kids to have access to preventive care.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    And for what specific reason can the depicted couple cannot afford to keep their health insurance?

  3. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 3 years ago


    Ummm…. they can’t afford it anymore? Just a guess…

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    God it is true, companies are being forced out of entire states and Obama people are saying; “Its not our fault”.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Hey Liberal Progressives know everything!

  6. Frank Siegle

    Frank Siegle GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Apparently so do Conservative Reactionaries. heh heh.

  7. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, over 3 years ago

    Thank you for being the only reasonable person today.
    Logic seems in short supply typically on the comments.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “wow, like you mean the R was right about Obamacare?”

    Obamacare has some very good points, and some extremely bad ones. To be fair, the system before it could have us say the same thing.

    Ryan is dead wrong with his plan. I have explained it over and over on this site, so will not repeat. Romney’s plan: let the states handle it, was a different train wreck.

    How much was spent in time and money to take Obamacare to the Supreme Court? No one will ever tell, but you can be assured it was way more than we should have. Now multiply that number by 50. And remember it took years to get through the courts. What will people do in the meantime? Talk about business not knowing what to do next….

    Universal health care is the only answer. The only question is how many expensive false alternatives we will have to endure before arriving there. I’ll start the countdown: Obamacare is the first one.

    And if the Republicans want to show their superiority, they have to do more than vote to repeal. If you don’t have a better idea, you have no idea.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “Forcing people to get something they can’t afford, is not a solution! "

    On the surfact, you are absolutely correct. But, if you can’t afford to take your meds for your diabetes, how will you afford to pay for amputations, kidney disease, and/or dialysis?

    THIS is why we have to have universal healthcare. If it is up to the individual to be responsible and shop for and purchase his/her own coverage, nothing will change this scenario.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Sorry it will if insurance companies move out of entire states.

  11. Rick

    Rick said, over 3 years ago

    Despite the promise that “If you like the plan you are in, you can keep it,” the AP reports that plans are being cancelled all over the country because of ObamaCare. One insurer explains it this way:

    A very small share of the market today is “grandfathered” under ObamaCare. To be grandfathered, someone would have had the policy in 2010 and essentially make no changes.This means almost every policy on the street today in the individual and small group markets is not legal for one reason or another (essential health benefits, actuarial value ranges, etc.)So if policies are not going to be legal in 2014, then insurers have to either “amend” the policies to comply with ObamaCare. Insurers can only do that one of two ways:
    • Cancel the policies and migrate individuals into new products that are compliant with the law. (giving the consumer a choice on which compliant product they want to migrate into)
    • Amend the policies to comply with all the requirements and include a “rate action” with those amendments.
    How this is happening is a state-by-state decision, with some regulators asking us to cancel & migrate while others are asking us to amend. In most cases it will probably be a cancel & migrate.

  12. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    And people like you, making comments like this:
    “Our government must step in, eliminate the big insurance companies and take over this aspect of our lives.”
    Are the reason why we are in such a big mess. People have lost any sense of self-reliance, expecting nanny state to step in and do it for them. It’s not their job, nor is it within the federal government’s purview, to do this. In fact, it toes the line of being unconstitutional.

    And comments like this are what send businesses in a tizzy, because people like you vote for morons who want to crush 18% of this nation’s economy. If you put all the health insurance companies out of work, what would you do with all those workers? Employ them as public sector workers? How are you going to pay for that, genius? You can’t raise taxes on “the rich” high enough to pay for it. They don’t have that much income.

    I posted an extensive way to combat the problem, while still keeping protections for those who need protecting and also making people responsible for themselves. Government is never the solution; it frequently is the problem. Once you accept this, you will begin to understand why comments like yours get under so many people’s skin.

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    1. Mitt was a state not national issue.
    2. The Winston Churchill comment, love the man but he had a sarcastic side.
    3. Single payer “Single-payer health care is a system in which the government, rather than private insurers, pays for all health care costs”. That will be controled and give more power to the the IRS. Not a good idea.
    4. We Republicans are in office. We have the house and most of the Govenors and State legislatures.

  14. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 3 years ago

    C’mon folks, it isn’t Barry, it wasn’t Billy-Bob, it will never be Mittens and it wasn’t even Georgie! It’s the GD banks and insurance companies on an international scale that have been callin’ the shots for nearly 300 years. Look it up, think about it and then you can call me an a$$#ol@! And don’t even start talkin’ ’bout Jews!

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “And don’t even start talkin’ ’bout Jews!”

    Oh, please do. This is going to be fun.

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