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  1. echoraven

    echoraven said, 9 months ago

    That’s not the only body falling out of that ambulance…

  2. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, 9 months ago

    that should say all Americans

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    Yesterday’s Danziger cartoon had a very interesting comment: how easy it was to get signed up for free. Which, of course, meant Medicaid.


    The WAPO and Times reported that Oregon sent out 260,000 notices to uninsured people telling them they qualified for Medicaid. By 18 Oct, 56,000 had agreed to accept. No mess, no bother, no cost. If all sign up, that will provide coverage for half of Oregon’s formerly uninsured. And ‘signing up’ just means calling an 800 number to say, ‘I accept.’


    Meanwhile, as of 18 October, no one had signed up for a private, non-Medicaid insurance plan as part of the Oregon exchange.


    The original ACA would have forced all states to expand Medicaid like Oregon did, but the Supreme Court ruled that part of the ACA unconstitutional. And of those not allowed to get on Medicaid with just an 800 call, the response has been underwhelming.

  4. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @echoraven

    The employer mandate bump in the road has been put off until after the elections, I think, to allow the illusion of caring for the welfare of the people to remain intact while the campaigns are running. It is easier to get forgiveness than to get permission. People forget, and you can always say that all the bad people have gone over to the other party.

  5. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, 8 months ago

    More than this cartoon depicts, the over-arching fact is that Dumping the entire private insurance industry was a premeditated murder. The ACA goal is to harm American patients, American doctors and hospitals, so much that the
    survivors will “demand” the Socialist’s Dream= a USSR-type central government system with no choices and no Quality Services, with government bureaucrat death panels.
    -
    Proof is the systems of the USSR, of Cuba, of Red China.
    Force, poor quality, hidden negative results. On Record.

  6. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    There is no reason to do so. And this law was not written by socialist family planners. This law serves to fill the coffers of investors whose investments happen to include insurance companies. Once they have scored their windfall, it will then be possible to leave the game and allow all their former customers to migrate to a single payer government entitlement system, while they cash in their collected premiums without paying out on any claims. This avoids the horrors of the Baby Boomer medical apocalypse, which threatens to destroy both private and public health care insurance or benefit systems and deal a severe blow to the investment bankers who own the three branches of government. Or perhaps I am simply being overly cynical, paranoid and distrustful of those who claim to be acting in my behalf in such a manner as to gain for themselves more power and wealth.

  7. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @BrassOrchid

    While Obama screws The Middle Class and Poor by forcing them to buy Health Insurance by March 31, 2014.

    If he truly wants to correct the wrong of individuals losing their Health Care Benefits due to The ACA, then he must call a Press Conference and tell us upon further review, he has decided to Delay the Entire ACA until March 31, 2016 as this will give him time to correct the errors in The ACA

  8. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Tigger

    But there are no errors in the ACA. A financial meltdown is inevitable by way of the perfect storm of increasing costs to insurers and economic realities that make young people unable or unwilling to buy insurance. The “pre-existing condition” ruse is just that. The goal is to avoid ruin to the economy by passing the health insurance hot potato to the government. The only reason to put it off is to avoid public outcry against absorbing this fiscal nightmare until after an election. If they truly wanted to provide medical care for the uninsured, they could do so much more easily and cheaply by providing free medical care to the uninsured. The difference in costs would be several orders of magnitude. but that does not institute government control of and responsibility for an economic nightmare for which savvy investors no longer have a taste.

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @BrassOrchid

    And yet very few understand that “government” is now and always has been “by the rich, for the rich” even though it is as plain as the pimple on their nose……..

    The only thing the ACA changes is who gets the money….

  10. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Bruce4671

    No such thing exists. Wealthy people run the world to maintain their wealth. While this seems unfortunate, the majority of the wealth owned by the wealthy is actually invested so that it is not eaten away over time. The wealthy do not spend capital. Capital is what goes into the big Scrooge McDuck vault that is the common wealth and the private economy. And even the returns must be reinvested if not required for immediate expenses. There is never a redistribution of wealth. There is only a redistribution of poverty when government backs an empty truck up to the vault and starts shoveling. And even then, the wealthy are not greatly harmed, only having less excess, while the damage to the economy substantially harms persons of lesser means. This is why it is necessary to continually rewrite history, so that this obvious lesson is never learned. It is also why the Fed manipulates interest rates, to disguise the damage to the money supply.

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