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Matt Davies

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  1. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 2 years ago

    Perhaps if Republicans spent less time standing around being critical, more progress could be made to help ALL Americans obtain coverage

  2. Mike in Albany

    Mike in Albany said, over 2 years ago

    Democrats are giving Obama bad grades. Republicans would rather just throw him overboard while the boat is sinking because he is the only one doing anything to save the boat and he is not Republican.

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    And the score of the system that existed pre-Obamacare? Zero, zero, zero.

    Single payer is the answer. Returning to the old system is a recipe for accelerated failure.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    It’s a shallow lake. That boat already sank and is on the bottom….

  5. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The healthcare system was already sinking and the ACA is an attempt, albeit feeble, flawed and under attack, to save it.

  6. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Yes !!!!!!

  7. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Zero really? Is the Kool Aid THAT potent? Far more Americans have LOST their health care BECAUSE of the ACA than have applied for it.
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    If our health care was a boat the ACA was a couple of shotgun blasts to the deck.
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    Blaming Republicans for the ACA disaster is equivalent of blaming the night because you got mugged at 3am. The ACA is 100% Democrat stupidity at it’s most absolute. Leaving it alone would have been far better than this train wreck, at least I would still have insurance.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It’s starting to “come around”, and conservatives might want a different boat in 8 more months. (They might also want to stop firing torpedoes and pick up a bucket instead.)

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    @echoraven

    I will respect your point of view. We agree to disagree. I do not drink Kool-Aid. I see patients for a living. I know what the insurance industry has done to health care in this country, and the effects are costly and wildly inefficient.

    Where Obamacare fails is that it provides the insurance industry even more control, and in the end this means even more heartache.

    This is why I advocate single payer; it’s time to take the toxic influence of insurance from health care; insurance does not equal health care, and vice versa.

    I blame not only Republicans; I blame all of our “representatives” for 1) not recognizing the failure of our system, and 2) not being willing to deal with it in an intelligent, rational manner, and 3) taking so long to do absolutely nothing useful.

    Sorry you lost your insurance. I personally gave mine up because of premiums which were way higher than my health would indicate I would need. I found a plan on healthcare.gov that gives me the same benefits (plus maternity….) and costs $250 less per month.

    I still want single payer.

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    I’d prefer to plug the holes first then pump the boat out instead. That means scrapping Obamacare entirely and getting the government as much as possible out of the health insurance business.
    Then we move to a system that minimizes the need for health insurance at all preferably one that uses it only for catastrophic care.
    I have put up more than once my suggestion for an alternate plan that involves just that.
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    Obamacare is a failed idea that does nothing but rearrange the deck chairs so to speak. It doesn’t change the system just how the existing system works by layering on more cost and bureaucracy.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    I have a lot of bad things to say about the ACA, but I hope and think it changed the political landscape by putting universal health insurance decisively on the table. The next step is to make it better. In Ontario back in the sixties government health insurance was available, but you had to sign up for it and pay; if you were low income you paid less or nothing. Moreover, doctors could care more than the government paid them, so sometimes patients would have to pay a little out of pocket. Then in the seventies it became automatic; it was funded by taxes; and doctors could only charge what the government paid them (there was a doctors’ strike over that, but the doctors lost that one). So systems can evolve. I would say the next step for the ACA should be government plans to compete with the private plans.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    @echoraven

    “Far more Americans have LOST their health care BECAUSE of the ACA than have applied for it.”
    No, that’s not true.
    “Add up all the Healthcare.gov and state-exchange enrollees (2.1 million), new Medicaid beneficiaries (over 4 million), and the growing number of young adults on their parents’ plans (3 million or so) and we’re getting close to 10 million people.” — Brian Beutler
    Meanwhile, the “five million people lost coverage” turns out to be wholly fictional. NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER has been offered for this, and some evidence has been offered in opposition to it. (I’m trying to track down the doggoned link – someone in Congress has offered real data suggesting the actual number is more like 10,000.)

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    I think you’re mixing apples with oranges. My co-pay is 15% of the “negotiated” (= dictated by insurance with no negotiation with the doctor) fee. That 15% goes against the “out-of-pocket costs”, and after I pay about 10K in those costs, insurance covers 100%. My deductible is the same as before: $5000. NO insurance plan existed without any deductible, unless the premiums were more than outrageous, and I think those days are long gone. High deductible is more like catastrophic insurance. I don’t need to see a doctor for the sniffles. I just want to be sure I can get treatment for cancer if it happens.

    If I could choose between $3K and $35, I would certainly choose $35. However, this is not a choice that has existed for many years.

  14. Hectoruno

    Hectoruno said, over 2 years ago

    I signed up. Dental was not required.

  15. josefw

    josefw said, over 2 years ago

    @motivemagus

    “Add up all the Healthcare.gov and state-exchange enrollees (2.1 million), new Medicaid beneficiaries (over 4 million), and the growing number of young adults on their parents’ plans (3 million or so) and we’re getting close to 10 million people.” — Brian Beutler

    Medicaid is different from ACA, so take out the 4 million. Most policies already included children to age 26 before ACA, so knock out another 3 million or so…


    Even with the 10 mil your buddy Beutler talks about, that is still under 3% of the nation.


    Motive, I am disappointed in you. You are usually a little sharper than this.

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