Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    Pretty much sums it up. The funny thing, however, is that a majority of Americans have always seen the PPACA as a scam; most don’t want it, a majority want it repealed. I agree there are some good parts to it, but overall the bill needs to be scrapped and reform needs to be made, not creating a new entitlement.

  2. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    Well Mike Ramirez said it so IT MUST BE TRUE.

  3. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    No the CBO says it.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    If you don’t like the ACA, work towards a better system — single payer would do.

  5. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    Hell I’ve averaged over $20,000 a year for the last several years. Well before the influence of Obamacare.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    And if you lose it you will pay a tax no it is not a tax it is a penalty. No wait the Supreme Court said it is a tax but Obama said it was is the Supreme Court Racist, I am so confused.

  7. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    Is anyone counting and reporting the number of Doctors quitting the American system…quitting practice or changing the form of practice to groups Inc.? Or refusing to take Medicare/Medicaid patients? Most Doctors do not like Obamacare, and it is a Government intrusion into the Freedoms listed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution….choosing careers and choosing how to practice and choosing whom to serve…and choosing methods and treatments without bureaucrats in government writing “rules”..

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    The current healthcare plan is very flawed. The greater flaws exist in the ability of the legislature to work together to create the very necessary health care reform our nation needs to address the problems of an aging population with very poor health practices.
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    Mr. Obama took a plan put forth by a popular Republican and hoped this bipartisan olive branch would bear fruit. Nancy Pelosi’s arrogance pushed away Republicans who might have worked with the 2009 House of Representatives and Mitch McConnell’s vow to make Obama a one term presidency combined with his use of the filibuster shut the senate down like the broken engine it still is. Reid and Boehnor have much of the blame in this as well. Obama should have been more involved, and the leaders of the parties should have been more polite and respectful to each other. It didn’t work out that way and we the people attack each other rather than them.
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    Healthcare reform is important and urgent. Hospitals cannot afford to treat patients for free and we are already paying a tax to cover the cost of every patient that enters an emergency room unable to pay his bill.
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    I seem to recall seeing where an aspirin cost over $10 on a patient’s bill. If a 10cent pill can cost 100% more than it is worth, does that mean a $1000 procedure is going to cost us or our insurance company $100,000? That is a huge mark up and we pay this tax in our payroll statements, the price of products and services we receive from companies that pay employee insurance, and the money we pay for our own medical services.
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    I believe if all Americans had to pay for insurance, we would see costs go down on those areas and others. We should at least try.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  9. spiderlegs54

    spiderlegs54 said, over 3 years ago

    @Wraithkin

    If in fact, you and everyone else likes part of it, why scrap the whole bill? Why not fix the parts that need tweaking or overhauling? I am tired of hearing people hate on leaders or systems with no real solutions. Is it spite or what?

  10. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Well, the Trolls are happy, for a change!
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    Sure, let’s scrap O-Care and go back to the old fashioned Health Insurance Companies running the show. They are MUCH better at *&$#ing the public that Uncle Sam could ever be! And the Prescription Drub companies will take care of you, when your sick, won’t they? They SURE WILL!!

  11. spiderlegs54

    spiderlegs54 said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Well said. Politics, politeness, and transparency don’t seem to exist on the same plane.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    @Rx71Wm29

    Let see already health insurers and dropping the worst states to stay in business and Doctors are joining the large concerns because they cannot afford to stay in business. So when the only Doctors that can work, work for a small number of large companies what happens?

  13. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    Obamacare? How’s about we write in Emergency Care for Each and Every at your local hospital? That’s what we got; how’s it workin’ out, Mr. Ramirez? How ’bout some fixit pictures instead of the constantly whinging ones?

  14. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 3 years ago

    @spiderlegs54

    The problem with the “tweak” idea is that there are still so many things in that 2k-page bill that people still don’t understand what’s in it. Added to that is how many other things congressional leaders snuck in there as pet projects that have nothing to do with health care. Billions of dollars will be wasted just because that’s the nature of Congress.

    I can’t speak for the rest of those who want it repealed, but I will speak for myself. The reason I want it scrapped and started over is because it’s such a huge web of garbage that it would take weeks of a team of lawyers to read it through to read it. It’s too complex. I believe in KISS.

    They should have a bill for each provision they are looking to enact. Pre-existing conditions: One bill. Expansion of qualifications into Medicare: One bill. Premium controls: One bill. This will do two things. First, it will prevent Congressional members and the President from hiding behind the excuse, “It’s got its flaws, but overall it’s great.” One issue, one vote. Stand up for it or don’t. Put yourself on the record and have the balls to go on record.


    Second, it will enable the public to quit having this mixed opinions nonsense. Do you want to protect those with pre-existing conditions? Yes/No. Do you want to have coverage until 25? Yes/No. Do you want to pay a fine if you don’t buy insurance? Yes/No. Are you willing to have this kind of cost with this bill? Yes/No. It distills the arguments down into one decision at a time.

    The way the PPACA was crafted was an attempt at sliding it through because they knew that despite its glaring flaws (and downright lies about costs), people are given an ethical pass because they say “well, overall it’s good.” People who support PPACA know there are bad parts to it. But they go along with those bad parts because they want the benefits of the program. And those of us that oppose it hate it so because we do not feel that the benefits outweigh the costs. I think we need to scrap it over and take it one issue, one bill at a time and have an up-down vote, and put Congress on record for what parts they support.

    @ King of Me: Nice strawman, but wars are not sold as “bending the cost curve down.” Bush never once advertised the war as being debt neutral, because he knew it wouldn’t be. Obama, on the other hand, advertised this as keeping costs down and would be debt neutral. Last count shows it as adding 1.6 trillion to the debt over the next 10 years.

  15. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    Has anyone noticed that Obamacare hasn’t really started yet and won’t start for another 10 and a half months?

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