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Gary Varvel

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  1. libsmasher

    libsmasher said, over 2 years ago

    0Care is the modern perfect embodiment of the liberals’ tax and spend theology.

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Next he says let me add a third wheel under that to make it easier for you to carry around…
    Obamacare: The prefect example of “do something” Progressive policy making. Only the government can fix a problem and only Big Government can fix a big problem. If there isn’t a problem, manufacture one and make it a big one.
    Then do something quick! It doesn’t matter if the solution is awful, after all there’s never time to do it right but there’s always lots of time and money to do it over, and over, and over… until we do get it right… or the universe ends.
    I’m betting on the end of the universe.

  3. Captain Colorado

    Captain Colorado said, over 2 years ago

    …like a fungus.

  4. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    They aren’t RUNNING from it, as much as HIDING from it. Democrats are pushing minimum wage as a cheap issue to get the votes of people that don’t understand economics.

  5. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 2 years ago

    I’m pleased with the PPACA, it is a wonderful start. There are some areas that need improvement. However, not working on the areas that need improvement is a failure of our elected officials. republicans multiple attempts to repeal it is and all out farce and a huge waste of our tax dollars. Wasting our tax dollars on this farce is not conservative, it is selfish, hateful and they have nothing to offer. It is time to vote out all republicans. republicans are clearly not in favor of all Americans.

  6. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 2 years ago

    The image above is flat-out misrepresentation.

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    Big Insurance loves Obamacare; don’t let them fool you. Since opponents have been bleating 24/7/365 how much your premiums will increase for 5 or 6 years now, the public expects it. What incentive do the insurance companies have to hold down costs? None; they know Obama will be blamed, no matter what they do. Higher premiums, here we come.

    And if Obamacare is overturned, they can go back to the “good old days” of just insuring people unlikely to need expensive care. This better fits their model of taking money and never giving any of it back.

    It’s a good time to be an insurance executive.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    Agreed. Single Payer is by far the better answer. And although your reasons are valid, there are many more good reasons to make the change.

    But no one wants to change anything. It’s easier to criticize than to offer a solution.

  9. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 2 years ago


  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    I agree Night Gaunt. Progressives always opt for the least efficent solution involving Big Government as completely as they can. It would be a different and even bigger mess!

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    You mis-characterize me. “My side” is the side for single payer. To me, the only advantages of Obamacare are these:
    1: it buys us time to come up with a better system. Had the previous system not been replaced, it most likely would have crashed and burned by this time.
    2: although it is clearly the wrong answer, every president from Mr. Nixon through Mr. Obama (with the exceptions of Mr. Reagan and both Mr. Bushes) has attempted to fix the mess that the insurance industry has perpetrated on health care. Mr. Obama is the only one who was able to move anything through Congress. For that, I give him props. As one of my professors was fond of saying: “Right thinking. Wrong answer.”

    The only Republican plan that I am aware exists will bankrupt the country faster than bailing out the banks did.

    The only Republican plan I have seen (other than 50 votes to repeal and do nothing) was Romney/Ryan. I’ve posted this before, but it’s been a while…..

    First premise is to repeal Obamacare. Fine. This returns us to the system where you can be denied (or be faced with ginormous premiums) because you have a pre-existing condition.

    Second was to make Medicare so unattractive and so value-less that seniors would prefer to go on the open market to purchase insurance on the vaunted Free Market. So, privatization by incentive rather than by law. Small difference.

    How many seniors do you know who do not have a pre-existing condition? Between health history and chronological age, almost all seniors would end up with no coverage at all, and would join the rest of the uninsured for regular visits to the emergency room. Only Mitt Romney is stupid enough to say that emergency room care is “free” on national TV. Most of the rest of us realize that the only free cheese is in a mousetrap.

    Emergency room care costs far more than just the dollar amounts put on the books the day of the exam. If a patient has a heart attack, the e-room people will patch that person up and send him back out on the street again. No plan for managing blood pressure, cholesterol, diet. No monitoring and mentoring, which a GP would do as a matter of course. As a result, another heart attack that would have been avoided had the patient had a GP. So, using the e-room would be the primary contact with the health care system for anyone who cannot afford to pay out of pocket or to pay insurance premiums, especially for pre-existing conditions.

    Long run: far more bad outcomes, far greater costs.

    If there is another Republican plan, I have yet to hear it. Please enlighten me.

    I have always advocated single-payer, and I don’t see that I will be likely to change my mind, but I am always willing to consider ideas that have not yet been proposed.

  12. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    The ACA aims to change the cost trajectory of healthcare & to provide better coverage by creating a larger insurance risk pool. The RepubliCons aim to kill the ACA outright and return us to the old rising cost trajectory, eliminating all insurance coverage for those below a certain tax bracket, sending the needy to last-call local Emergency Rooms for local tax and insurance programs to support.
    Tough choice for voters, eh? The ACA or the continuously escalating costs of the “Good old Days” of Reagan, Bush and Bush the Lesser. Really really tough.

  13. NoCons

    NoCons said, over 2 years ago


    Yeah, which makes a lot more sense than the Cons’ Borrow and Spend theology.

  14. NoCons

    NoCons said, over 2 years ago


    You seriously thought insanely expensive health care wasn’t a problem?

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