Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    Even Hillary abandoned that Titanic months ago.

  2. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The tune: Chain of Fools…

  3. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Would help if you knew the difference between a premium and a co-pay, but that’s fairly common — most of the “ohmygoditcostsmore” has been from people who have been listening to the 70 or 80 percent of the press who aren’t, in Glenn’s expert analysis “mainstream.” It’s from anecdotes of people who lost their coverage not because of the law but because their insurance companies didn’t want to sell policies that actually covered anything, or because their employers saw it as a chance to screw them out of yet another benefit, and who haven’t bothered to actually look into their choices. But, yes, Glenn, the flood of “ohmygod” coverage has not happened and you’re right. Keep illustrating those lunatic fringe talking points and stay tuned to Fox so you don’t become confused by reality.

  4. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, almost 3 years ago

    @TJDestry

    ^Blind partisan rhetoric.
    You’re submitting that the only good element in this context is government. People are too stupid to know the difference between premiums and deductibles, insurance companies just want to screw their customers and employers don’t care about their employees. The only moral agent in our lives that we can trust is the federal government.
    Your stance is blatantly un American. This country was founded on the principle that government must never be trusted, that it is a necessary evil of civilization.
    Your post proves how it divides people, I must hate those that serve me(insurance company that I choose to spend my money on), I must hate my employer for he cares nothing about me other than enslaving me, and I must mistrust myself for I’m too stupid to make these decisions on my own, thus dividing my own self.
    You are harming people with this philosophy in so many ways. You are not compassionate, you are hateful. You don’t care about the less fortunate you enable them to remain so. This philosophy and false sense of moral superiority harms you most if all.
    I’m sorry for you and those that share your hateful beliefs.

  5. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years ago

    Did I miss something? Isn’t McCoy a one of “The Press?”

  6. chuckercan

    chuckercan said, almost 3 years ago

    Great toon!

  7. phdtogo

    phdtogo said, almost 3 years ago

    Ah, when the dictatorship of the proletariat fails, there is always the state-controlled media to support the movement!

  8. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, almost 3 years ago

    So are the real premiums just as Obama said on 1 Oct, less than $100 a month out-of-pocket for brain tumours? Or still more than most uninsured persons can afford? No one seems to have any believable data.

    I wonder why? It is cheap for certain wage earners because our tax dollars support it. It is expensive for middle income workers because they don’t qualify for subsidies.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    You know the Captain of the Titanic in the last minutes just before going down, went back to his cabin and laid down.

  10. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 3 years ago

    Panicsville! Only 42 days to sign up for health insurance that starts Jan 1.

  11. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, almost 3 years ago

    it should be the SS Obama Presidency or SS Minnow

  12. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The captain must always go down with his ship..

  13. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago

    “So are the real premiums just as Obama said on 1 Oct, less than $100 a month out-of-pocket for brain tumours? Or still more than most uninsured persons can afford? No one seems to have any believable data.”

    What do you consider to be ‘believeable data’?

    What I am seeing is that nothing much has changed, that premiums might be coming down a little but that care and access is noticeably worse than it was ten years ago. I am a cancer patient, so I have exposure. However, though I got a huge flashy blurb from my local ‘health care facility’ to say that Medicare would now pay for my bariatric surgery, to the tune of $25k. However, they are denying my glucose testing tabs, which have allowed me to take 80 pounds off over three years’ time. I suspect that because I’ve lost the weight and hammered the glucose down, I will now not qualify for those testing tabs unless my glucose levels are in the lethal ranges. It will be more difficult for me to maintain the improvement without access to testing materials, but apparently prevention and improvement aren’t as important as they are telling us they are.

    Draw your own conclusions. Is it cheaper to allow people to manage their conditions, or to deny them support until they require dragonian and invasive therapies to control those conditions?

    I rest my case. Cost is only one factor in the issue of health care. It is irrelevant, if care is being arbitrarily withheld.

  14. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago

    @narrowminded

    “The only moral agent in our lives that we can trust is the federal government.”

    It’s totally insane, but I think you are absolutely corrrect. If the government was trustworthy, they would not be consigning our health care to the insurers, BigPharma and for profit hospitals, they would be supporting our choice of physicians, and supporting their care decisions for us.

    What we are getting instead is a government which totally supports our abuse by corporate industry, and hobbles any physicians who go to bat for us.

    Doesn’t sound very American to me, either.

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago

    NBC News reported The Success of The ACA depends on enough young Healthy People signing up for one of The Exchanges. NBC News reported many will pay the penalty rather than buy from one of the exchanges.”

    Which amounts to cutting their noses off to spite their face, at the instigation of irresponsible (or outright manipulative) media reporting and fully supported by government policy.

    The thing wasn’t just designed to fail – I believe that part is true, but apart from the clever legalese and smokescreens, they will continue to sabotage it, and refuse categorically to do anything to improve it from patients’ point of view. As it stands, the thing is designed not to support or heal patients, it is designed to support industry. Doctors who want to treat their patients can just sit down and STFU too.

    Not that young people can afford much for health care anyway, most of them. Are they not signing up because of the rhetoric, or because they just can’t afford it? Young people aren’t doing any better finding jobs than their more experienced counterparts.

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