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Matt Davies

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  1. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 10 months ago

    Obstruction is (still) Job One for the GOP.

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, 10 months ago

    But when I got too sick to work anymore the insurance was cancelled, period.
    Thank you Blue Cross.
    Even though I had money at the time to continue the premiums they still cancelled me.
    Forty years I paid into their plan, two years after contracting cancer I was abandoned and they did not give a refund.

    Sure would have been nice if Obamacare had gotten passed just six months earlier.

    So a big thank you to the republicans for enabling their insurance buddies to betray the trust put in their words.

  3. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    stipple: Obamacare wouldn’t have helped you.

  4. Stipple

    Stipple said, 10 months ago

    They could not have dropped me for not working as long as I continued to pay the premium.
    This happened before Obamacare took effect and yes, then they were allowed to drop clients at will.
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    I was dropped due to current expenses being more than the current premium. Never mind the 40 years of paying those premiums.

    Insurance companies are no longer allowed to do that because of Obamacare.

    I really do not understand why you think my having insurance and being able to see a doctor would not help me.
    Quite a few available treatments would greatly ease my function day to day.

    I consider that as helpful. This is not taking your money, why do you wish me harm?

  5. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Stipple

    “This is not taking your money, why do you wish me harm?”

    mdavis4183 is a Republican.

  6. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Anybody may call themselves a Republican or be called one.
    It is a meaningless label, like Democrat.
    If we had actual Democrats or Republicans, all would be well.
    We have only what we have, wrapped in rhetoric and promises and set upon party platforms.
    Health care was added as an inducement to attract quality employees without adding a tax burden for them.
    This extra job benefit is now viewed as shackles that keep the employed from leaving their jobs for better ones on the threat of losing their coverage. The only benefit to decoupling of jobs from employment is to allow the government to tax the people for the income from which their insurance is paid.
    You can put it in a heart-shaped box and put a ribbon on it, but it serves only the hunger of the tax and spend totalitarians who feel that all the money is actually property of the government and that the people are only allowed a portion according to arcane and obscure laws that are unfair and favor some more than others so that there is inequality in how those government funds are distributed.
    That said, is it obvious that where a socialized medical system exists in tandem with a private system, the private system will be affordable to only the very wealthy as the socialized system gains a greater share of the market and places more of a burden of unpaid compensations on the providers which must be collected by raising rates to force it from the actual paying customers. These customers will not pay for insurance at the rates required to assume the risk for those with pre-existing conditions or ongoing care requirements. The result of socialized medicine so far is policies with high deductibles and poor coverage in the area of private insurance. Ultimately, only those who can assume their own risk entirely will be free of the socialized medical system. The ACA serves only to illustrate the problems created by socialized medicine as it exists today. The harm to the consumer by the market is the harm done to the market by the socialized medical system.
    Responsibility is the pea that disappears from the table on the first shuffle of the shells.

  7. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Anthony 2816

    And Republicans don’t have to use the same facts as the rest of us. They realized some time ago that they couldn’t win that way. That’s why they invented the Heritage Foundation and the other “think tanks”. They have a respectable sounding name to which they can attribute facts that they can win with. The fact that those “facts” have no basis objective reality doesn’t seem to ber a problem for them.

  8. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 10 months ago

    @DLee4144

    They also come up with innocuous or patriotic names for the PACS that are used to foment their agendas without revealing the source of the funding.

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 10 months ago

    @Stipple

    I – for one – would hope that no one here wishes you harm.

    Yes, there are aspects of the ACA that “help” and are “good”.

    Certainly everyone in the world is deserving of care. The costs are not relevant. It’s all imaginary money anyway.

    BUT, the policy that you were “dropped” from. Would you think that the insurance company could have “recalculated” the costs and then “adjusted” your premium to reflect the increase?

    It IS why millions of people that had insurance that they were promised they could keep LOST that coverage …. well …. unless they were able to meet the increased premium.

    Would you have preferred to have those payments doubled or trebled? Could you have paid them then? I’m just curious.

    And IF – as is the case under the ACA – your income situation qualified you for a subsidy then you would have been taking “our” money.

    But I – just me no one else is commenting not a rep or dem of lib or whatever – would hope that if there is a treatment that is beneficial to you that you have it made available to you.

    Insurance is and always will be a scam or at best a wager. YOU are betting you WILL get sick, they are betting you will not.

  10. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Anthony 2816

    The Hell it’s not taking our money! Even taken money out of our Medicare so we may lose our Advantage Plan next year. Thanks a lot, Obama, you P O S !

  11. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Bruce4671

    People were dropped from their insurance because the ACA mandated that their policies be discontinued if they did not meet the requirements of the law.
    Insurance is a socialist safety net, where you, as a customer, assume the risk of paying for the health care of all your fellow group members. That is how it works. The insurance company just holds the money and manages the premiums and payouts, keeping aside a portion of it for their operating costs, wages and investor payback.
    If anybody believes that the risk pool will be more efficiently managed, or that the government will be more willing to pay out, or that the government will take less of the money for their own operating expenses, then they are probably going to be very disappointed when we finally kill private insurance and are all under socialized care.
    It is not uncommon for politicians to make attractive promises and then implement policies and programs that do nothing to fulfill those promises, usually blaming it upon some opposition, or even people who have never had any power to make things what they are today, who, even though they are only saying that things are not good and not getting better, will be called liars and lunatics who have made things bad and not better by their disbelief of the Golden Words of Promise.

  12. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 10 months ago

    Con-sense.

  13. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @NeoconMan

    Enacting Obamacare now will only cause chaos in the insurance market and likely leave tens of millions of people without health coverage and cost the government billions, but who cares as long as it makes Obama look compassionate.

    There. I fixed it for you.

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