Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. bernardgarner

    bernardgarner said, over 2 years ago

    It’s obvious. It is a good idea but it is being implemented by Obama and in the long run it will do well which means it is harmfull to the interests of the Republican one percenters. America spends around 7% more for health care as a percentage of GDP than the rest of the G7 who cover all their citizens for 10.5% of GDP. That extra $800B a year goes to the one percent. It would be enough to cover the deficit if America had a single payer system like the rest of G7.

  2. bernardgarner

    bernardgarner said, over 2 years ago

    Another pusillanimous cartoon devoid of humor or wit from the one trick pony cartoonist. He may not be a stooge for the Republican right wing tea baggers but you would not know it from his cartoons.

  3. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I can’t speak for the right wing. I’m not thrilled about it for several reasons.

    1) ‘You have to pass it to see what’s in it’. And yes I know that quote is taken out of context. But it’s a good representation of the lack of information, forethought, and intelligent discussion that went on during the passage of the bill. The entire episode of its passage was less about what was actually good for America and more about what was good for the respective party lines.

    2) It doesn’t go far enough. Yes, it helps people who need insurance get insurance. No qualms with that. But I don’t think it’s going to be the magic bullet to stop the rush on ERs. And even if it does, the use of ERs by the poor as a substitute for a family doctor is only one issue. There is a shortage of Doctors. Having insurance doesn’t mean squat if there’s no one around to use it with. There are waaayyyyy too many lawyers involved in the practice of medicine. Doctors have problems getting malpractice insurance in some states. Not because they’re incompetent, but because lawyers will take frivolous cases to court, hoping for a large payday. There are probably several more issues that could be raised. The point being the medical crisis is not under control.

    3) The whole ‘It’s a tax’ issue. Why is the IRS in charge of enforcing this? They didn’t have enough power? How are accountants the ones to decide if your health coverage is adequate? I’m sorry but this makes no sense to me.

    4) The Government has not proved itself to be competent in this arena. I’m basing this on the website fiasco. They had what? Two years? And they still couldn’t get it finished? I’ve heard that the contractors were to blame but that’s garbage. If I hire a contractor and they don’t get a job done right, my boss yells at me for not managing the contractor correctly. It’s no different for the government. If the government can’t get a website up and running, it does not fill me with hope that they’ll manage this process with any competence.

    I do have reservations about a system designed for a particular state being used on every other state. What’s right for Massachusetts may not be right for Colorado. However, I don’t really have enough information about the differences between Obamacare and Romneycare, so I’ll leave that one aside.

  4. alcors3

    alcors3 said, over 2 years ago

    I thought those inconvenient old people were on death row anyway.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    Obamacare is right wing, why not just the other day some one said communism was right wing.

  6. black dog

    black dog said, over 2 years ago

    “The White House said that it surpassed its goal for people enrolled in ObamaCare. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you make something mandatory and fine people if they don’t do it. And then keep extending the deadline for months.”
    - Jimmy Fallon

  7. wbr

    wbr said, over 2 years ago

    i like the states signing up sick inmates //now fed pay the bills

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago


    You raise some good points. Point 1: no argument. Although a great many laws are passed without ever having been read, none of them should ever be.

    2: also no argument. There are many reasons that health care is expensive, and the ACA touches too few of them. Also, it creates even more power for insurance companies, and that has proven to be counterproductive in the past. For example, everyone has been told constantly that ACA will drive up the cost of insurance. Whether it does for real or not, it will do so in the end. Insurance company execs know that the public will blame Obama, not them, so where’s the incentive to hold premiums down?
    3: It’s a stretch to call it a tax. To be fair, corporations aren’t people, either, but this Supreme Court is bizarre, thanks to Roberts, Alito, and Scalia.

    4: The website for Medicare Part D crashed at the beginning, and far fewer people made it happen. Let’s face it: a lot of seniors don’t even know how to turn a computer on. When Windows ME came out, there was a roll-out party sponsored by Micro$oft. When the time came to show off the new product, up came the Blue Screen of Death. If it can happen to Micro$oft, it can happen anywhere.

    I don’t have a problem with a health care system that is national. I cannot understand why a system could work in one state, but not in another.

    ACA is not the best idea, but it’s better than what it replaces. But not by enough. Single payer, single payer, single payer….

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    God, what an idiot cartoon. People are signing up because FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR LIVES THEY CAN BUY INSURANCE ON THE PRIVATE MARKET!!!!

  10. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser said, over 2 years ago

    “The folks that signed up are from the free,free,free,everyone else pays for me crowd.Thats about the only crowd that thinks its a good deal.”
    Those aren’t the people I know who’ve signed up for it. Two are a couple who own their businesses (three between them) and couldn’t afford insurance that was offered before. One is a worker who puts in 38-42 hours per week, but couldn’t afford it for her and her spouse who’s been hired only for part-time jobs (interesting thing is that she decried OBAMACARE before signing up). Another works a physically demanding job, that doesn’t pay much. Perhaps you should get to know people who aren’t layabouts…. this crowd you refer to does contain people you actually know, right?

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    McCoy should be flagged for this one, and maybe “vanished” from gocomics ? Free speech does NOT after all support shouting fire in a theater, blatant lies, or supporting those who form armed rebellion against this nation. (Like Bundy’s supporters.)

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    One more thing — when Republicans passed Medicare Part D without funding it, no one could read the legislation because it was not released, except for a very limited number of copies in print only. And even that was changed, in secret, immediately before the vote to prevent to federal government from negotiating drug prices.
    I don’t remember any so-called ‘conservative’ complaining about the bill not being read. Instead, it was celebrated as masterful parliamentary maneuvering on the part of the Bush administration by Fox “news”.

  13. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    My assumption is that it’s a metaphor for the insurance mandate. It’s not so much libel as it is another attempt at blaming Obama for something the Republicans wanted included in the ACA then opposed when Democrats agreed to it.

  14. tom

    tom GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “says dtroutma 35 minutes ago
    McCoy should be flagged for this one, and maybe “vanished” from gocomics ? Free speech does NOT after all support shouting fire in a theater, blatant lies, or supporting those who form armed rebellion against this nation. (Like Bundy’s supporters.)”

    Really? If you don’t join, you have to pay a fine. Where’s the lie?

  15. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    Always good to see our President exercising his 2nd amendment rights. The NRA is sure to see the upside of this short sighted toon.

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