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John Deering

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  1. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 3 years ago

    as most of signups for O’care are being shunted into Medicaid (state responsibility) and Washington state is putting the vast majority into Medicaid and the feds only pay a doctor $4 per visit for Medicaid patients….of course any sane doctor that paid fortunes for a medical education can be expected to stop taking Medicaid patients.

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    That’s a very slow loading 1 Kb file!

  3. lbalch

    lbalch said, almost 3 years ago

    That’s what I want, a Dr. who chose his profession for the monetary rewards.

  4. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @lbalch

    I want a doctor smart enough to be able to stay in business. None of my doctors are accepting new Medi-Cal (medicaid) patients; the reimbursement is too little and too late.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    We are short on doctors to keep up with the added workload of folks signing up for ACA, or so the articles say. However, considering my mom’s doctor being paid by Medicaid and Supplemental for his “visits” (often actually his P.A.s) is getting his full billing between Medicaid and her supplemental, which is paid out of her Social Security check, her only income.


    Workload may be having doctors turning down new patients, the there’s no rationale for saying it’s because they aren’t being paid enough. Now, folks NOT getting SS, or SSI, and without employer assisted health insurance, as in NO insurance? Maybe a little.


    Another point here: while DOCTOR numbers are down, folks aren’t paying attention to how many folks are now seen by Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and others in the “medical community” that insurance companies like because costs are reduced (even though premiums are NOT!).

  6. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “I don’t think disgustedtaxpayer meant it so, but her post is a real insult to the physicians I know…and I know a lot of them.”
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    All of dt’s posts are intended to express hatred for Obama. Anything beyond that is superfluous.

  7. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Seeing a real doctor will become rare. Lots of doctors have decided not to accept any new Medicare patients. They obviously will not be accepting Obama and Medicaid patients.

  8. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    My doctor is in. Nearly all of the doctors in the region are in, but a couple of minor “stabilize and transport” hospitals have been left out. But that’s not about Obamacare — that’s about insurance companies hoping to sabotage Obamacare.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually this was a fictional movie called Lone Star and it was Texas not Alaska.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    Some posts just make me scratch my head in bewilderment.

  11. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Why do we need “new” doctors? Mine is in the network. I think just about every doctor in the region is in. More rightwing Big Lie attacks on a law that works, even if the website is balky.

  12. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 3 years ago

    braindead08 posted: “All of dt’s posts are intended to express hatred for Obama. Anything beyond that is superfluous.”
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    your dead brain may only see “hate” but my posts are intended to expose the extremely bad things Obama has said and done, in his obvious agenda to overturn our original form of government and replace it with Marxist redistribution (theft from earners to give to comrades and chosen non-earners).
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    I am a Bible-believer trying not to hate the man Obama, but instead hate his agenda for abortion and homosexual license and the Jewish nation of Israel and our American and world Christians who are being persecuted and killed around the globe, and many are held in horrible foreign prisons…facts Obama does nothing to remedy!

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Hmmm, if you really wanted fewer abortions, I’d think you’d want the most education about and easiest access to birth control.
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    I don’t remember whether you’ve taken a position about that.
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    And, yeah, Republican/Fox “news” viewers hatred of Obama began the day after he was elected, before he was inaugurated. Led and financed by the Koch Brothers.

  14. rchollar

    rchollar said, almost 3 years ago

    Deering should revisit this strip after rereading his Dec 10 cartoon. Maybe the ACA is possible…

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