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  1. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    this will change in October, hopefully.
    Except for the states where they will fight it. try to pull it down and make it not work if they can.
    I would much rather live in a blue state.

  2. lichtentunes

    lichtentunes said, 9 months ago

    Still won’t be single payer in the U.S., unfortunately.

    Water, Food, Housing, Health and Education should be a worldwide right for all people, guaranteed and free. (also none of those should ever, ever under any circumstances be privatized, although it would be hard to eliminate all private education, I think even that should be severely limited and discouraged).

    People who disagree with this are greedy, rotten, selfish, S.O.B.‘s who don’t care if children die unnecessarily.

    Countries that give all of their citizens those 5 things as a guaranteed right are doing very well. Countries that do not, not so well. Do the research.

  3. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 9 months ago

    A step in the right direction but, still far to go.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, 9 months ago

    @SkepticCal

    Why not? It’s working very well so far. Costs are going down, choice is going up, millions are getting health coverage. Compared to the GOP non-plan, we’re definitely going in the right direction.

  5. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, 9 months ago

    Corporate Owned Health System. Couldn’t have said it any better.

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 9 months ago

    @lichtentunes

    Uhm, i don’t know were you come from, but I’m from Germany, and we provide all these things, but only in exchange for real efforts to stand on your own feet through work (been there, done that, got no T-shirt). A country that only provides and never asks for compensation can not survive, human nature would turn us all into leeches in such an environment, i believe. But sure, those in need should be helped. I wonder how it is that the “Christian” right are the only ones who don’t get that…

  7. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @ARodney

    What could possibly go wrong?

  8. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @lichtentunes

    It won’t be single payer yet. Obama told his followers that it would take years to get to single payer and government controlled health care, but that it would happen and that his plan would get us there. I have no reason to doubt his word on this one particular thing, though he has reassured us frequently and fervently that this is not the case, and that it is NOT his intention to destroy the present system and replace it with a national health system in which you do not choose your health insurance or health care providers.

  9. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    If you read Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States you’ll find that America has always been about the profit margin… of/for/by the 1%

  10. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe said, 9 months ago

    @lichtentunes

    So, by your definition, if I support home schooling or catholic schools, then I am greed, rotten, selfish, and an S.O.B. who doesn’t care if children die.

    I don’t see the connection between those two points. Naturally being an “idiot republican” I wouldn’t understand. But then you as an “enlightened progressive” should be able to make such a simple and obvious connection plain to even me.

    Oh and while you are at it, could you explain to me why the president cancelled a program that would allow residents of Washington DC to use a voucher to remove their children from underperforming government schools and allow them to take them to better performing private schools?

  11. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe said, 9 months ago

    @ARodney

    Costs are going down? Really? Where is that happening? I assume you have documentation.

    Choice is going up… I seem to recall that the number and kinds of policies allowed are declining. For instance I am a male, yet will be required to purchase insurance that would pay for my having a hysterectomy.

    And as for millions getting healthcare, aren’t there going to be about 35 million still without healthcare?

    You really haven’t solved the problem. The costs are going to be at least 3 times your absurdly low estimate of 900 billion dollars.

    It’s a train wreck, as even one of the original sponsors of the bill admits.

  12. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 9 months ago

    Davis is off the mark again. The Royals had their baby at an expensive PRIVATE hospital, not the PUBLIC hospital the “Regular Folk” must use.

  13. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    The expensive private hospital cost $15K, compared to the average US $30K. The average Brit cannot commiserate, since their costs are absorbed by the single payer system. In the US, the consumer is the single payer, absorbing all costs. Any costs not equalized by Medicaid, Medicare or other government programs, also paid for by the consumer, is placed on the consumer when they access the health care system, as the cost of doing business must be balanced with the fees charged to those actually paying for services.

  14. Jeff Kiser

    Jeff Kiser GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @BrassOrchid

    I am not sure where you believe the money comes from. I am sure the money magically appears from somewhere. Doctors are planning to leave the profession because they don’t think it works. In 2005 there were 13000 needless deaths in 14 National Healthcare Hospitals (about 3 a day in those hospitals). Britain’s healthcare system is now responsible for 82% of all expenditures in healthcare. The issue is, of course when you make hospitals part of the political bureaucracy, the state interests will trump those of the individual. Britain’s system is a mess and on the verge of collapse, and the Royals don’t use it, just as out Congress makes itself exempt from Obamacare, I guess we have our own royals down here.

  15. Jon88

    Jon88 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Word to your copyeditor*: ma-ternity. (*I can dream, can’t I?)

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