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Matt Davies

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    If I’m selling bags of dog crap nationwide for $50 a bag and only 6 sell on my Grand Opening, can I blame glitches with the website to my investors?
    OR Maybe people just don’t want a load of crap!

  2. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Just a bump in the road. We have to properly illustrate the pitfalls of a commercial health insurance solution before we can get to a single-payer government social health care solution. The commercial market will not be sustainable in the new economy because of a lack of income people can use to buy insurance. Insurance costs, already supporting government programs by paying the remainder of costs not compensated by government programs, are inflating beyond the means of the market as the cost of medical care to actual paying customers rises to offset losses in treating entitlement patients. Insurance premiums are already taxes to support healthcare entitlements, and the private insurance industry will not survive. This program will allow them to get out with their investments intact without causing further harm to the state of the economy as regards large investors in insurance, which has become as stable as bundled mortgages.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    More like the space needle on top of a little shack that wasn’t built to code.

  4. Mike in Albany

    Mike in Albany said, almost 3 years ago

    Matt, you are being rather generous. The building in real life looks more like a Hooverville shanty with a Tea Bagger pouring gasoline on it and blaming the president for the price of the gasoline.

  5. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Have you seen the creator of the ACA? I don’t believe you have. All those pages of boilerplate did not come from Obama, nor from your Senators or Representatives. They were submitted for consideration over the years and have been collecting dust until there was sufficient interest in doing something and an unassailable figurehead in place so that criticism could be minimized. It is a sausage. The process of its creation is not really a secret, but you don’t really want to look at it, either.
    The mess is the fault of government. The health care entitlements already in place did not pay full fare. Paying customers paid the difference. Costs were raised to make ends meet. Insurance rates rose accordingly. Underwriter standards became more stringent. All the problems the ACA is purported to fix were caused by government, which acts without care or thought, basing its actions only on what looks good at the moment for the audience at hand. It is Gaga-esque.

  6. Mr. Ngn33r

    Mr. Ngn33r GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    TennCare was a State program, created (on a Federal waiver) to supplant Medicaid with a “Managed Care”program, instead of Medicaid’s “Fee-for-service” – in 1994 by Gov. McWherter. – nothing like Obama/Romney/Heritagecare. Financial problems (due to increasing medical costs and low resident income) necessitated program changes – in 2005 – to counter increasing costs, reducing some benefits and dropping some 190,000 participants…and it’s all Obama’s fault.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    I keep reading comments suggesting that the ACA was designed to fail so that Obama could institute a single-payer system. I think that’s crazy — the failure of the ACA would make the idea of any reform less likely — that’s why a lot of Republicans want it to fail. But I do wish it had been possible to pass a better system, single-payer or public/private.

  8. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Of course, that should be the case. One cannot blame government interference in health care for the problems with health care while serving as the Face of government health care. Private insurance, long regulated to prevent both affordability and free choice for the consumers, cannot survive the harm already done by the government, and will fail shortly no matter what is or is not done. The single payer government health care system is not only inevitable, but the only choice available, short of returning to a free market and allowing insurance by choice without mandatory coverage for unwanted or unneeded areas of medical care, and full payment as charged for entitlement patients rather than partial payments as deemed sufficient. By forcing insured people to pay the freight for the uninsured by indirect taxation through the medium of the health care industry and their insurance premiums rather than honestly taxing them and paying the fair market value for services, the government has broken a vital industry and now is in a position of having to buy it.

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