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Jim Morin

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, over 1 year ago

    The megaphone should be labeled FOX News and/or Limbaugh.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t know a single person benefitting from Obama(non)Care, but I know a ton of people who’ve already seen their health insurance cost skyrocket.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 1 year ago

    Numbers, statistics, scientific compilations: You got ‘em, RepubliCons, let’s see ‘em. I know somebody and I smelt something and Mexico’s invading Des Moines: that ain’t going to be good enough.
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    I won’t be voting based on Fox Noise, or ditto head blather points, or Huckaby’s definition of ‘libido.’ You got facts and figures I can verify, put ’em up.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    The official Obamabot position is that a) no one really lost their policy, they just had a useless, rip-off policy replaced by a policy that really provides affordable care, and now every single American has affordable health care so a) the 44,000+ who died from lack of treatment will now get the treatment that will save their lives; and/or b) all the deadbeats who have been getting first-rate free healthcare in emergency rooms will have to pay their fair share.


    The Tea types have death panels, 20% unemployment if you count it correctly instead of relying on the BLS, a price tag of $2 trillion a year, and only the three young women Obama paraded at his addresses on 1 Oct and the SOTU getting any benefits from the ACA (and the benefit was because they got full-time paying jobs helping Obama sell the ACA, they didn’t really get anything from the ACA itself).


    Anyone who can read knows all the Tea arguments are false, but there aren’t any hard data that prove that the Obamabot claims are 100% valid.

  5. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, over 1 year ago

    “Obamacare” has real problems, but the only solution is to dump private insurers and go to health care as a public service. Then the costs can be paid for by progressive income taxes and maybe a financial transactions tax. Just about every other industrialized country has done something like this, including socialist workers’ paradises like Singapore, Taiwan, and India.

    Republicans, of course, will have none of this. As with everything else, they aren’t interested in fixing the problem, only in exploiting it for political gain,

  6. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, over 1 year ago

    In my experience, the proportions are opposite of that shown.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    I enjoy the exaggerations of editorial cartoons, but i do believe the exaggeration in this cartoon is far from accurate in its portrayal of the true proportions of help vs hurt.

  8. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    “I enjoy the exaggerations of editorial cartoons, but i do believe the exaggeration in this cartoon is far from accurate in its portrayal of the true proportions of help vs hurt.”
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    Yes indeed. I believe the true number of helped is far greater than what Mr. Morin was able to fit into the size of the box allows.
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    And, now, three republicans are trying to take away one of the best parts of the PPACA, no denials because of pre-existing conditions.

  9. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Perhaps his job had dropped his coverage since obamacare encourages uncertainty..

  10. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Don’r be a left fringer moron, Morin. The cartoon is opposite of reality. More people are being urt by Obamacare than are being “helped”. Doctors and hospitals are not seing patients whose insurance doesn’t pay.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @cjr53

    “And, now, three republicans are trying to take away one of the best parts of the PPACA, no denials because of pre-existing conditions.”

    If you are talking about Senators Burr, Coburn, and Hatch, This is what they had to say about their proposal:

    “And crucially, we suggest a way to help Americans who have pre-existing conditions in a way that is targeted, fair, and sustainable.”
    (whatever that may mean if enacted)

    If there are three other Senators trying to bring back denying coverage on preexisting conditions, I would like to know their names. If one of them is mine, it would factor greatly in my not voting for him in the next election.

  12. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I had to switch my plan (I had no choice, but it was not due to Obama), and sign up with Covered California. There was a slight glitch, but I just had to redo a few steps. No biggie.


    But my new plan (which I will only have for a few months before going on Medicare) is about $400/month more than my previous plan.

    I picked the platinum plan because I wanted to make sure I had good coverage for an emergency. I picked this one, because the other plans did not include the closest hospital.

    All of my doctors are out of this network.

    The drug costs will actually be lower. (benefit of premium plan, but then I am paying higher monthly, so macht nichts ) I will be getting my 90 days worth prior to going on Medicare.

    The deductibles are much higher.

    My wife is a nurse for a small surgery center. She also got training to handle medical billing, although she no longer has to do that. She is very knowledgeable on this. She deals with the patients and has to hear about their insurance problems.

    The complaints are coming in. Many are in a situation like mine where their physicians are out of network now. A recent LA Times article also dealt with that.

    My wife’s opinion matches that of Warbuck’s wife. The stuff will really hit the fan next year when employers have to adjust.

    Despite all the cheering from the obamabots as michael calls them, and also despite all the faux noise from faux news, there are problems.

    In my wife’s opinion, a lot of this mess could have been avoided by simply expanding the government coverage (Like Medicare, etc) to include those not insurable because of prior conditions. That could have been of real benefit to people with real needs. And there would have been less overall disruption.

    Instead, the political hacks have screwed up. (And that includes the right, blaming it all on the left won’t fly because a refusal to contribute is a contribution of the worst sort in itself.) Pointing fingers will not help solve anything.


    Denying that there are problems won’t help.


    Denying that there are people who are getting help when they could not do so before will not help.

  13. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    While you may get medicare next year, remember it only pays 80% (Maybe) and you get hit with paying taxes on the whole amount of your social security, which includes medicare- that you don’t get . You will still have to find a supplement to cover the additional 20%. One relative just found out how expensive that will be.

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    A sensible posts. There is too much blaming and justifying and not enough problem solving. There has to be a way to make sure everyone has health insurance.

  15. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Preaching to the choir. Something like the German system seems quite good. My wife and I would both like to see it. I looked into it a while back when I was considering the idea of taking a research position there.

    My wife, by the way is a registered republican and votes republican. But she has been a nurse for more than 40 years and is very compassionate (quite unlike some of the posters here).


    It is not only the insurance folks, but doctors as well. You generally only hear about how insurance companies refuse to pay for treatments. But there is another side. Sometimes they pay what seem to be outrageous amounts for (pre-approved, mind you) claims from medical people.

    And a few doctors have been found guilty of huge (tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars) fraud.

    But then again, sometimes the amounts paid by insurance seem so paltry, we think how is a doctor supposed to get by?

    And before any of the idiots start in with “death panels”, let me remind you that those existed for many years without anyone complaining. In fact, they still exist. Don’t believe me? Research into organ transplants.

    Research how selections of recipients are made. Is it wrong to have these committees who can decide who will get a heart or not? Do you really think that a 90 year old should by position on a sign-up list, have precedence over a 30 year old? Of course, if the 30 year old has sufficient cash, he or she could sign up to get a heart transplant in China. The “donors” having received a bullet in the brain have no need of their hearts. When you need a new heart, you may become a bit less squeamish about how it comes to you.

    The “death panels” also effectively exist in insurance companies already. There are your real life faceless minions deciding life or death. You have cancer? Sorry, we won’t insure you, you’ll have to pay for your own care. And since you can’t pay the high costs of treatment and have no insurance, the doctors may do very little for you.

    Do I blame the insurance people? No, because it is the nature of the business. Just as casinos eject card-counters who cut into their profits, the insurance companies avoid sure losses. And they are inherently more impartial about who their decisions will kill because only the risk to their income counts.

    But for our proud patriots, believing that Americans are exceptional, rest assured that our health care system remains exceptionally poor by the standards of western civilization.

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