Matt Davies by Matt Davies

Matt Davies

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 2 years ago

    Pretty good ‘toon. But the people who didn’t have health insurance before, and don’t have it now, MAY have it tomorrow, unlike yesterday when they couldn’t have. Just saying…

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 2 years ago

    @wmconelly

    I believe he’s pointing out that even after people do sign up for Obama(non)care, they still rent any better off.
    This is despite the fact that this boondoggle will cost over 2.6 Trillion in just the first few years.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Your reply contains a contradiction. If (as I suspect) the ACA does not actually provide affordable care to those who don’t already have it (and it does not affect the 90% who do already have affordable care), how can it possibly cost the government $2.6 trillion?


    The shutdown cut off ALL government funding for the ACA. Parks were closed, cancer research stopped, but the ACA computer systems workedran just fine without any government funding.


    Someone said they cost the government hundreds of millions, but then admitted that was inferred without any hard data, since the costs and funding sources for the ACA are obscure and hard to find.

  4. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Michael wme

    Your research is fundamentally absent.
    The shutdown can only affect discretionary spending, which is 20% of the government spending at most, and the ACA is not discretionary spending. You could present much stronger arguments if you had some facts instead of random assertions. But your opinion might not survive, so, carry on.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    More like:
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    Before Obamacare: You can get health care but you’ll go bankrupt paying for it.
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    After Obamacare: You’ll go bankrupt paying for the insurance to pay for your health care then if you use it you’ll go bankrupt a second time!

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 2 years ago

    But here in America, we measure “successful” as “whatever puts the most cash in a CEO’s pocket”.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @BrassOrchid

    “The shutdown can only affect discretionary spending, which is 20% of the government spending….”

    I don’t know about the 20% number, but I had a friend that was required to work through this and wasn’t going to get his next paycheck. How may others were under that gun? I don’t know.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    “Other industrialized countries have done it and get better results while spending a lot less money.”

    They also regulate much to all of the medical enterprise.

  9. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    If you eat groceries or use electricity it is also your pocket. the harm done to the rich effects available money, which is why they deliberately hide the damage done by controlling the bank interest and lending rates through the Federal Reserve. But still, the economic damage is real, and the cost of doing business is greater, and so is the cost of doing business for the consumer. I never knew how rich I was until they started really putting the screws to the rich. Of course, I can’t complain because I so wildly applauded the harm I was about to suffer, firm in my belief that only the rich would be harmed. You can’t scam an honest man, they say.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    Just to compare apples with apples: a Medicare Advantage plan is a subcontractor for Medicare….that is, a private insurance plan. And your Medicare Part D plan is also private insurance, mandated by the government, with a penalty if you don’t enroll…..sound familiar?

    So, the increases you are seeing are coming from private insurers. If you have heartburn, make sure you are crediting the proper source.

  11. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    “This can be done, and has been done.”
    Well, yes, by Bezos, but not by Bozos.

  12. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    That sure sounds good, but don’t call them death panels. That’s just not fair. They are only doing what is necessary to make health care affordable for the rest of us by limiting waste in treating people whose QOL won’t be significantly greater and may as well just stick with a chill pill. It’s cheaper, you know.
    I, for one, cannot wait to see how our Glorious Leaders have provided an ideal solution to a practical problem, since they are not competent to provide a practical solution to an ideal problem. (Where an ideal problem is one for which their wits are a match.)

  13. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    You should write that down, put it into an envelope and mail it to your representative with the instruction, “Do Not Open Until February of 2017”. If only health care were a problem that could be fixed by, “Hulk smash!” I am enriched by your faith in the government. It’s not how often the world knocks you down, but how often you run back into the propellers.

  14. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Other countries have health care as a public service, and all you have heard is what you have been told. I am thrilled that there are such people of innocence and faith, as to believe, in spite of all reason. It is truly inspirational. At least we won’t be bothered any longer by those medical tourists coming to America to get help that they couldn’t get from their free government healthcare provider. That will teach somebody something!

  15. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I give you 2017. If I am wrong, then I apologize for doubting your wisdom. Otherwise, this will serve as your, “I told you so.” Of course, I win in either case, either by the lack of the usual bureaucratic SNAFU, or by the small comfort of the I-told-you-so. My experience with government bureaucracies suggests I will have only small comfort, though.

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