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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Repeal and replace with nothing sounds fantastic!
    Most Americans were actually happy with their healthcare before Barry and his cronies screwed it all up.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Some 50 million Americans of the general middle aged working class, middle economic class do not have any medical insurance at all, are they also happy with their health care? The only thing they can do is to go to an emergency room when a condition that could ordinarily be corrected by ordinary doctor’s visits becomes too painful to stand. And usually by then they are going to die from that said condition anyway. And some 45,000 of such fellow American do just that each year (more than all the automobile accident deaths and gun shot deaths combined)!!


    Our “great” health care system is rated number 38 by the World Health Care Organization (one of who’s jobs is to do such ratings). Just behind that industrial giant known as Costa Rica! However, we are absolutely number one in at least one category, and that is cost. Hurray for US!!!



    Now, the ACA may very well not be the ultimate answer, but is is going to be indeed better than continuing these insurance company “Death Squads!” If the ACA has problems, (remember, this was the first choice of the Republicans in Congress, NOT the first choice of our current president). Then it should indeed be up to the Congress to make such changes in it so as to improve it until it actually does the job it was intended to do in the first place. This should take far less time than starting all over again from scratch, at least with a reasonable and cooperative Congress that is!!


    By the way, you do know just what country has the number one health care system of the countries of the world, do you not? The much conservatively hated country of France, that is who!! Is it not ironic that our vaunted system is so far behind that of France? But then, if you even knew that, I am certain you would never admit such a truth, now would you?

  3. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, over 1 year ago

    @Robert Landers

    Right one brother. Well said.

  4. michael

    michael GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Are you kidding? If you got sick you could never get insurance again because of pre-existing conditions. If you got really sick insurance companies could just refuse to pay, forcing the sick to declare bancruptcy and raising health care costs for everyone else. Did you know most of the people who had to declare medical bancruptcy HAD health insurance?

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/05/bankruptcy.medical.bills/

    Now that the ACA has made lifetime caps and fraudulent plans illegal when people get really sick we won’t get stuck with the bill.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    Robert Landers and Adrian Snare said all that needs to be said.
    I am sorry that ConGov and Ansonia are not more aware of their neighbors who are suffering from no fault of their own. Too many Americans are as innocent in their consequences as a person walking on the sidewalk suddenly struck by an uninsured driver, a falling tree branch, or a lightning strike. Using the minority of Americans who abuse the system, whether they be on food stamps or receiving gov’t subsidies for their business, ignores the large majority for whom protections were created, the ones who actually need them. Dems and Reps alike use the few in order to castigate the many. Not all Reps are Ted Cruz, and not all Dems are Alan Gray. Very few businesses are Exxon/Goldman Sachs, and very few Food Stamp recipients are crack dealing prostitutes.
    The small print matters. That’s where the loopholes, addendums, and earmarks are found. Healthcare matters. If you are going to cancel the ACA, then tell hospitals they are allowed to turn away any patient who can’t show they can make payment. No money, no ER visit. Die or live with the results of your injury and income.
    Most who die will be the poor and disenfranchised, but Debtfree will one day get a call from a friend or relative who says if they don’t get help, they’re not going to be treated for their heart attack. ConGov will get a call from son or daughter whose compound fracture is going to be ignored unless a credit card payment is made over the phone. Ansonia will lose someone they love because the hospital said, “We can’t treat you unless you can pay.”
    Too many people don’t care about the person they pass on the street, but when friends and loved ones don’t send Christmas cards this year because they’re dead, and just because they couldn’t afford treatment, then even those who want the ACA replaced with nothing will notice.
    I just wonder how many of the people we don’t know will have to die before Americans start caring.
    Angrily,
    C.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yeah!! To hell with those who can’t afford health insurance, put off seeing the doctor until it’s a dire emergency, declare bankruptcy, and stick everyone else with their massive medical bills.

    Screw those who can’t get insurance due to preexisting conditions, put off seeing the doctor until it’s a dire emergency, declare bankruptcy, and stick everyone else with their medical bills.

    Forget those who find their insurance canceled when they actually need to use it, declare bankruptcy, and stick everyone else with the bill.

    The World Health Organization may have ranked the US healthcare system #37, below Columbia and Costa Rica, but we’re #1 for the few who can afford quality insurance. We’ll happily absorb everyone else’s health care expenses in the form of higher bills and insurance premiums if it means maintaining the insurance companies’ lucrative status quo! Us lucky few see us as #1 and that’s all that matters.

  7. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 1 year ago

    Good ‘Toon. The Truth compressed into a small space. However, the RepubliCon NOTHING is actually emergency room care. And emergency room care is paid for by local hospitals, and therefore by local people, at 5 to 8 times the cost of regular preventative care, in case anybody ’cares’ about the bottom line.

  8. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    …but was denied coverage due to their
    preexisting condition

    .
    Which is against the law. So, one person posting BS is eagerly snapped up by persons such as yourself, who are desperately looking for anything to attack the ACA and Democrats in general, and President Obama in specific.
    .
    Again and again you regurgitate the same tired, right-wing word salad, distortions, and propaganda. What your posts lack in substance is made up with venom and volume. It really is hard to read your hysterical invectives.

  9. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The fine print always becomes established much later..

  10. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Actually the Republicans have offered several bills with some changes. Many of the areas are the same: pre-existing, children etc. It is the Prez and the Dems who refused to even entertain another version.

  11. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    Ah, the truth.

  12. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    ADRIAN SNARE snared: “try to prove the our President lied…. You have the advantage, with a ton of words from Hannraty, Limbaugh, and Huskster…”

    (This is almost too easy)

    Will the Washington Post, a liberal paper, do? They gave Obama 4 Pinocchios, their highest rating.

    Washington Post Fact Checker 10/30/13

  13. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    @Robert Landers

    ROBERT LANDERS said “Some 50 million Americans of the general middle aged working class, middle economic class do not have any medical insurance at all, are they also happy with their health care?”

    First of all, most of the 50 million didn’t have health care because they’re young, healthy and didn’t want it. The only thing that’s changed for this group is they will now pay a “penalty/tax”, because they will opt to not pay the more expensive insurance premium.

    Second of all, the CBO says 30 million will remain uninsured under Obamacare. So it has destroyed a system that was working for the vast majority of citizens for (conceivably, see my first paragraph), 20 million people.

    “The only thing they can do is to go to an emergency room when a condition that could ordinarily be corrected by ordinary doctor’s visits becomes too painful to stand.”

    JASE sarcastically added “To hell with those who can’t afford health insurance, put off seeing the doctor until it’s a dire emergency, declare bankruptcy, and stick everyone else with their massive medical bills.”

    Even RESPECTFUL TROLL said “If you are going to cancel the ACA, then tell hospitals they are allowed to turn away any patient who can’t show they can make payment. No money, no ER visit.” [I don’t understand why he wants Emergency Rooms to turn away patients, but I’ll skip this part.] “ConGov will get a call from son or daughter whose compound fracture is going to be ignored unless a credit card payment is made over the phone.” [etc.]

    Besides the fact that Obamacare has forced Americans to pay higher premiums than they did before, eating up a larger portion of their disposable income, they’ve also seen their deductible go through the roof, increasing by thousands of dollars. How many will put off going to the doctors office because they can’t afford the deductible? How many will continue to wait and go to the Emergency Room because they can’t afford the deductible? RESPECTFUL TROLL, are you suggesting the Emergency Room turn them away if they don’t produce a credit card to cover the deductible? How many will file for bankruptcy because of this?

  14. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    I am done, the ultra conservatives here are far too set in their ways to ever even try to reason with anymore. At my age (71), I am far better off doing something far more useful, such as playing World of Warcraft or even just plain sleeping. I am just happy to be on Medicare. And my particular provider has no plans at all to change anything because of the ACA. Most of the people who can not get medical insurance are hard working middle class Americans (a number of which I personally know) who make just enough that they do not qualify for any governmental help at all (at least until now). And have any of you ultra conservatives ever even tried to get individual health care in this country? Sure, you might be able to afford it if your income puts you into the top 5% or so of the wage earners, but otherwise forget it!! Just one example was from my own cardiologist (yes, I have a heart problem). He has a 46 year old working patient who just had a massive heart attack, He needs a special machine to help him continue to live as he has lost a lot of heart muscle. But he has no insurance as he could not possibly afford it. He will very probably die with the next year or so. (and just so I don’t get the usual smart remarks, yes my cardiologist is doing everything he can for this man for gratis) Just thought I would leave you with that one. And one of the very reasons why we do not have the average life expectancy of many of the other first world industrialized countries is exactly because of our poor rating in health care. Good Lord, I thought that would be obvious to anybody!!

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @Robert Landers

    I hope you see this before you leave, Robert.
    I have had three emails from ‘lurkers’, people who read the comments, but don’t reply or comment themselves. Those replies thanked me for my tone and thoughts.
    You are another one who offers intelligent commentary in a thoughtful tone. It is easy to let the vocal minority anger you, but if you consider the sources, even easier to ignore them. Once they establish themselves unable or unwilling to actually exchange ideas and offer solutions, they are like driving past the sewage plant on spring day. It stinks for just a moment, but then the journey continues, and often in better company than you realize are with you.
    Very Respectfully,
    C.

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