Matt Davies by Matt Davies

Matt Davies

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 10 months 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, 10 months 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, 10 months 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, 10 months 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, 10 months ago

    More like:
    .
    Before Obamacare: You can get health care but you’ll go bankrupt paying for it.
    .
    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. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    but but but, now we are sticking it to the evil rich they are paying for it. I gots me Obamaphone when i signed up.
    never mind that 30 million will still be with out. Now it is just the working poor that are being hurt the most.

  7. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, 10 months ago

    So let’s eliminate insurance entirely and make health care a public service. Other industrialized countries have done it and get better results while spending a lot less money.

  8. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 10 months ago

    We should have universal healthcare like other countries have.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Gary Kleppe

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

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, 10 months 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.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, 10 months ago

    @Gary Kleppe

    “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.

  12. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 10 months ago

    I work in IT. It is darn hard to simulate something like 8 million people hitting your routers, load-balancers, network-cards, servers (low-level) and web-servers, no to speak about the complications added by privacy (SSL). And then you have the “back-office”, the database-servers, the identity-verification, the reporting, the transactional security, the build-in (and much needed) redundancy and so on. This was a MASSIVE project. and i am so sorry it went this wrong, but in 35 years of computing i’ve actually seen worse, believe it or not…

  13. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, 10 months ago

    @coraryan

    I’d ask where that number comes from, but only your proctologist knows for sure.

    Here is a list of tax rates by country, for those of us who prefer to live in the real world.

  14. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @CDK

    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.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 10 months ago

    @coraryan

    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.

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