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Michael Ramirez

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  1. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, over 1 year ago

    Ahh, but the blinded libs can’t see it. We’re improving, they say.

  2. Ardvarck

    Ardvarck GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    You have him pegged. Thanks.

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    Come on guys you know Obama Care doesn’t have a flotation device. Oh no wait I forgot our tax dollars and tax enslavement.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Wait, I thought our president Promised that this program would SAVE us money?
    He wouldn’t lie to us, would he?

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    But I’m reliably told that eventually it will hit bottom and then things will get better. We better hope that ambulance isn’t over the proverbial Marianias Trench however…

  6. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago

    Starting next year if you don’t have insurance the fine due with your tax return is:
    $95 or 1% of your taxable income or which ever is larger.
    In 2015 it’s $325 or 2% of your taxable income or which ever is larger.
    In 2016 it’s $695 or 2.5% of your taxable income which ever is larger.
    This according to a letter I got from the feds last Friday.
    “we have to pass it to find out whats in it”
    Income tax refunds are going to be a thing or the past for a lot of people.Of course most dems don’t pay taxes anyway so they won’t miss a refund they wouldn’t have gotten in the first place.
    With the great economic recovery the leftwing news nerds keep telling us about another few million will drop out of the workforce so they won’t have to pay either.I guess the dimocrats will borrow even more money from China with no intention of paying it back.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Harley said, “Oh please, get off it already there are many alternatives to Obamacare.” That’s right. A single-payer system is a good alternative to Obamacare. What’s your suggestion?

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @mskemple

    I’m not sure I’m the one you’re referring to, but I have said that I don’t understand why that didn’t happen years ago. There are lots of good systems out there. I’m most familiar with the Canadian system, which is hardly perfect, but which IMO is much better than the US system, or lack of system. But I don’t know much about the German system or the French system or the Swiss system, and any of these may be better yet. Why is it that the US alone can’t get it together to figure out how to deliver health care?
    +
    I gather that most people think Medicare works reasonably well?? If so, one solution would have been to lower the age for Medicare every year, until eventually everyone would be covered. Probably too late for that approach now.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    My suggestion to an alternative to Obamacare is:

    1. Make all expenses for medical care 100% deductable off one’s taxes.

    2. Allow each individual and an employer for their employees to open a before tax medical expense account. Put no cap, or a very high one on its size.
    For employer ones allow for these to split 50-50 remaining year end funds in the account between employer and worker as an incentive not to be sick or abuse the account on the worker’s part, and as incentive for the employer to set these accounts up.

    3. Provide health / medical insurance only for catastrophic coverage with say a $5000 deductable for everybody nationally. The payment would be small and both individuals and most employers would pay in to cover the cost. Employers could pay in out of the year end account split of their employees medical accounts in pre-tax dollars.

    4. The government would get zero say in doctor and other provider choices.

    5. The plan is movable from one state to another.

    There, 1 page versus 2700 and it would work.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    People going to the emergency room is the fault of the socialists because their regulations mandated on the health care people have made health care so costly that the only way some people can afford health care is to go to the emergency room.

    What regulations are those? The only people who use the ER are the uninsured. Used to be most anyone with a job had insurance. Employers have been offering coverage to fewer & fewer people for decades, so I doubt the ACA is to blame.

    Your solution is to send hard working Americans to Venezuala if their employer won’t offer insurance? Nice.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mskemple

    If memory serves it involved convening a moderate sized bi-partisan panel to study healthcare system worldwide and provide input.

    That’s exactly what we did in crafting the ACA.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/13/despite-being-wooed-by-ob_n_258347.html

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2009/0808/senates-gang-of-six-key-to-healthcare-reform

    I’ll be the first to admit that the ACA needs work. Rather than fight to fix it, the House GOP has decided it must be stopped at all costs. You can’t convince me that many in the House GOP would agree on any replacement.

  12. Captain Colorado

    Captain Colorado said, over 1 year ago

    Obama and his ilk will continue to be reelected if their fan base can get free food stamps, cell phones, and health care (Actually, not free. Taxpayers pay for it.)

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    What about those who are self-employed? Or between jobs?
    +
    The medical expense account is good for those who have a high salary, but what about someone with a low salary who is barely making ends meet as it is and who probably can’t afford to put much money away?
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    Making medical expenses tax-deductible won’t help those who don’t make enough to pay income tax.
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    This may be a good plan for the middle class, but I don’t think it helps the working poor.

  14. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    @Uncle Joe

    “The only people who use the ER are the uninsured.” Umm heart attacks, car accidents.
    -———————————-
    "Used to be most anyone with a job had insurance. Employers have been offering coverage to fewer & fewer people for decades, so I doubt the ACA is to blame. "—————-
    My neighbor works at Home Depot and has always had health insurance through them until this coming year. He got a letter that basically told him he had to get Obamacare and good luck!
    Trader Joes, and tons of other companies are sending out the exact same letter because of Obamacare after decades of providing insurance to their employees.
    My nephew has insurance right now working at BURGER KING! It’s not hard to do. You just have to stay with a company more than 6 months and pay into it.
    Well, that used to be the case until the disaster know as Obamacare took over. I’m sure Burger King and most other companies will be dropping their plans too and then most people will be stuck with long waits for crappy care.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    sw10: your cane and guide dog await you.

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