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Ken Catalino

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  1. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    How about the 19 million people who can’t pay for basic necessities like food, shelter because of medical bills?

  2. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You mean like the Patriot Act?

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @NebulousRikulau

    Reading a law is an exercise in frustration. There are constant references to other laws that need to be looked up in order to understand the law you are reading. Although I can understand why a lawmaker would hate to do the necessary reference work, not doing that reference work cannot be excused. That is what lawmakers are elected to do, and if they are not willing to do this, then they should not be reelected.

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    How about the hidden benefits of Obamacare:
    - The elimination or reduction of 20-22,000 who die annually from treatable conditions for lack of health care.
    - The elimination or reduction of 700,000 medical bankruptcies annually.
    - A healthier population with a longer life expectancy and productive work period.
    - A more mobile, thus efficient, workforce.
    - Greater personal security.
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    Bismarck, the German chancellor who gave the Germans the worlds first national health care system in 1883 thought that a healthier population produced more productive factories and stronger armies. History proved he was right.

  5. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    “…..Death panels won’t be taking holidays…”
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    Michele Backmann’s comment isn’t getting any less stupid or inaccurate with time.

  6. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    Ahhhh, Massachusetts has had Obama Romney Care for 6-7 years now and guess what…

    Don’t want to do your own research? Waiting for the Glen Gold Rush Standard Fox ‘News’ poison pablum, are you? Lemme give you a pointer in the meantime: the RepubliCons are lying.

  7. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Don’t worry guys, all of our health insurance premiums are going to go down starting Jan. 1st.
    Barry promised so I’m sure it will happen……..

  8. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    @David…..said= “Here’s a fantastic article about the ACA by conservative author Norm Ornstein , resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. It was published in the National Journal…”
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    “Conservative”?
    at WiKi in a “bio” I found this “Ornstein considers himself a centrist.”
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    He associates with Liberals and Leftists, is a favorite of Left of Center groups and people, and in my book, Ornstein is
    “No Conservative”!
    (He is a “long-time friend of Senator and left-leaning comedian Al Franken.”)
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    As to Obamacare……IMO it needs to be ABORTED.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @wmconelly

    “Ahhhh, Massachusetts has had Obama Romney Care for 6-7 years now….”

    The similarity between the Massachusetts law and the PPACA is only that they are both health care laws intended to help people with medical expenses. Although there are some similarities in implementation, there are also considerable differences.

  10. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    Plus Massachusetts doesn’t have 10’s of millions of poor people born from poor illegal immigrants like other states.
    Oh and Massachusetts now has The Highest health Insurance premiums in the country and some of the longest wait times to see a doctor, up to 6 months.
    It doesn’t look good.

  11. Old Man River

    Old Man River GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    What difference does it make if someone dies because of lack of medical care or dies because treatment is denied by the insurance (Obamacare) plan?

  12. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If Obamacare is SUCH the Godsend for American healthcare, then WHY have so many corporations and unions requested AND gotten waivers? If Obamacare is SO fantastic, then WHY hold off the corporate mandate till say…..after the 2014 midterm elections…???

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Mikefive: after years of reading Federal Register on “new” regulations, as well as laws, it IS almost impossible to track down what even a small bill actually contains, due to those “references” to other regulations or laws you have to look up, and then track down maybe up to 40 others!!!! It’s how they obfuscate, and take care of their friends.


    All the “conservatives” complain about the cost of ACA, and the cost of ER visits, which can run from 10 to 200 times the cost of an office visit, but they still want a system that sends even folks WITH insurance to the ER!!


    While I’ve had pretty good VA care, in my local area, the cuts that occurred because budget hasn’t kept up with increased workload, has let to my regional support going from four doctors, to ONE P.A., and they have no idea when they can fill vacant positions. (Some of the problem is geographical as docs don’t seem to want to move to smaller towns.)


    The point is, that VA now says go to the local docs, and they will then pay for it , which does, again, cost more than having staffing.


    SINGLE PAYER IS THE WAY TO IMPROVE THE SYSTEM! Then all the docs in a region will be on board, whether treating vets, or the general population, and NOT in the ER!

  14. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    Your ostrich impression does not impress me.

  15. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    @Eryx….why do you assume that I have never read anything written by Ornstein? I read even “liberal” writings, sometimes.
    I never ever thought of Ornstein as David described…“a conservative writer”! So Ornstein and Thomas Mann have written much about the failure of modern government, and put the blame on the GOP. As a pre-Reagan conservative, an admirer of Wm. F. Buckley, I realize the GOP is flawed, but I also realize that the Democratic Party is far, far worse and has followed FDR’s derailment into socialistic mob-rule.
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    Not only have the Unions tried to escape Obamacare, also trying to escape are the IRS employees who have the responsibility of enforcing OCare on the rest of America that has no escape.
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    The “old system” let me decide on my Dr. and my insurance and my treatment and medicine. Now the IRS will know every intimate detail of my healthcare and make all the decisions for me and for my Dr. if he stays in practice. Many Doctors are changing from private to group practice or retiring early, and I know one doctor who advised his children against medical private practice as the goal of their education.
    Government-run Medical Care will be Big Brother One-Size-Fits-All standardized at Lowest Price Limited and Low Quality federal rules and there will be what Sarah Palin early-on spotted as Death Panels….too old? No treatment for many conditions…as Prez Obama said on TV….some should go home and take aspirins and die.

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