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Glenn McCoy

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  1. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 19 hours ago

    I know that feeling. $174 / month to pay for a health only (no medical or dental) policy with a $6K deductible.

  2. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 19 hours ago

    And $49,000 of that will be corporate profits despite caps on profit v healthcare expenditures.

  3. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 19 hours ago

    @Darren Blair

    You must be receiving a subsidy.

  4. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 19 hours ago

    Oh, and that $50,000 number is over 10 years. But you won’t get that from any right-wing propaganda source.
    Newsmax – CBO Report: Obamacare to Cost Government $50K Per PersonA bombshell report from the Congressional Budget Office reveals that it will cost the federal government $50,000 for every person who gets health insurance under Obamacare law.
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    According to the Daily Mail.com, the astounding figure was “buried” in a 15-page section of the nonpartisan organization’s budget *forecast for the next 10 years. *
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    The CBO said that in a best-case scenario, “’between 24 million and 27 million” fewer Americans would be uninsured in 2025, compared to the year before the Affordable Care Act was implemented, the Mail noted.
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    And the report estimated that the price tag for insuring that number of people would be about $1.35 trillion — or $50,000 per person.

    Notice that in order to be able to say they reported it, the article clip shows one single reference to the 10 year span but then continues to play up the $50,000 number, never again mentioning it is over 10 years.

    Meanwhile, over on the ’evil liberal side’ we have a more balanced reporting of the truth.
    Yahoo! News / Reuters – CBO lowers cost forecast for Obamacare’s insurance subsidies “A report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said insurance coverage would cost $964 billion from 2015 to 2024, $68 billion BELOW its April 2014 projection… CBO also expects private enrollment to fluctuate between 24 million and 25 million people each year beginning in 2017.”

    CBS News – Obamacare will be cheaper than expected, budget analysts say“The major components of Obamacare through the end of the decade are projected to be 20 percent cheaper than first estimated, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

    The coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act — such as the rule requiring most Americans to get insurance or pay a fine, and the distribution of tax credits to help people pay for insurance — should cost the federal government about $76 billion in 2015 and $1.35 trillion from 2016 through 2025, the CBO said in its latest report.

    NPR – It’s All Politics – The CBO’s Good News, Bad News Economic Report “The federal deficit is on track to its lowest level as a percentage of the economy since 2007, and the economy is stronger than expected.
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    The CBO also found that implementing the Affordable Care Act will not be as expensive as it originally predicted when the law was passed in 2010. Instead of costing $710 billion through 2019, the complex law will only cost $571 billion through its first decade.”

    Notice the right-wing propaganda plays up the total number over the time span but mentions the time span only once and then in no connection with the actual number. In fact they dishonestly imply that the $50,000 number is to insure the 24-27 million people in one year alone. Not true, the estimated figure provided by the CBO for the entire 10 years is roughly $1.35 billion. That is $135 million per year or $5625 per person per year under the estimated 24 million covered persons.

    It’s all in how you present the figures. Figures don’t lie people, but lying people figure.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 18 hours ago

    How nice of mommy government to take from those that have and can, to give to those who will not.

  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 18 hours ago

    We won’t even talk about the hundreds of millions “non-profit” health systems rake in every year, or the really healthy pharmaceutical industry profits and finally all those insurance companies with the palatial corporate headquarters.

  7. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 18 hours ago

    @SizeofaPea

    Nope.
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    I’m too broke to get one.
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    I only made $5,000 last year, and only expect to make $10,000 this year.
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    Obamacare won’t help me out, and the state system says I’m not politically correct enough for aid since I’m a clean-living white male adult.

  8. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, about 17 hours ago

    @Darren Blair

    “Obamacare won’t help me out, and the state system says I’m not politically correct enough "
    Then you must live in a state with a republican run gubbermit. The Medicaid expansion that republican state legislatures refused was supposed to expand Medicaid to cover single adults. But your $174 plan is bargain priced. A customer just yesterday told me that her Bronze plan with a $6K deductible was over $500 a month.

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 16 hours ago

    @Harleyquinn

    “How nice of mommy government to take from those that have and can, to give to those who will not.”

    Yes. It’s fantastic that government takes tax dollars from the middle class to give it away as corporate subsidies.

  10. charlie555

    charlie555 said, about 16 hours ago

    @SizeofaPea

    I’m paying $220 with a 5K deductible for a private plan. (I just had to double the deductible thanks to Obamacare requirements.) I qualify for free Obamacare and could be sticking the government for $500 a month. But if Obamacare is repealed, I’ll never get this plan back.
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    (Wonder if I could stick it to the government and take Obamacare, and keep my private plan as back-up?)

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 15 hours ago

    @Darren Blair

    More likely, the state system says you’re not politically correct enough because it will not expand Medicaid, nor will it create an exchange. If your state is like Virginia.

    Those who made these decisions are working their best to make Obamacare fail spectacularly, so it will benefit their party’s power. I know; I watch this happen in my home state of Virginia. It doesn’t matter to them how many people they hurt who are in the straits you are in; what matters is that they make people suffer and blame Obamacare. Neither your race, nor your gender, matter. They treat all less-wealthy people the same.

    Believe me, Obamacare would help you out if your state cared enough to play along.

    I am not saying that there isn’t a better way. I’m saying that no one who has the power is willing to propose a better way, and many of them want the system to fail regardless who (or how many) gets hurt.

    “Country first”, my gluteus maximus.

  12. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, about 15 hours ago

    Obamacare will cost 7 percent less than expected over the next decade for federal subsidies to help lower-income people pay for private health insurance, congressional researchers said on Monday.


    A report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said insurance coverage would cost $964 billion from 2015 to 2024, $68 billion below its April 2014 projection, due to factors including lower than expected enrollment in federal and state insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/27/obamacare-cost-less-than-expected_n_6554174.html

  13. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 13 hours ago

    First, no one intelligent said it was “free”; second, obviously Bignose is not being charged $50,000 = stupid cartoon.

  14. DrDon1

    DrDon1 said, about 12 hours ago

    Just more claptrap from McCoy!

  15. Winston Smith

    Winston Smith said, about 11 hours ago

    glenn mccoy, sophist.

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