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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    And after 50+ futile tries at killing it off, too!
    WHATEVER will the Elephants do??
    Better yet…WHO CARES what the Elephants will do?
    They LOST on this one. The sooner they figure that out, and move on, the better we ALL will be!

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 1 day ago

    Now onward to single payer universal health care.

  3. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @Clark Kent

    - Yup, Medicare-for-All here we come!

  4. Mr King

    Mr King said, 1 day ago

    Here’s a link to a Republican being grilled by one of his constituents over the 50 repeal efforts. It’s worth a peak.

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/04/17/3427871/dennis-ross-obamacare/

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 1 day ago

    It’s hard to get reliable facts. It’s clear that the anti-ACA types had to use some hack fiction writers for their death panels, jail for those who can’t pay, and $2 trillion a year cost added to the deficit.


    But then President Obama said the typical uninsured person will get full coverage at the best healthcare facilities in the US for a total out-of-pocket cost of less than $100 a month, a fact not easily refuted, but a bit hard to believe since it sounds far too good to be true.


    Mr Rall started out complaining about the website (and President Obama showed two young women with serious diseases who, he said, had just gotten great coverage from the ACA on 1 Oct: they seem to be the only two persons in the entire country who managed to sign up on the website on 1 October). But then Mr Rall’s complaints stopped without any explanation, so did he get a decent policy thanks to the ACA? Mr Rall isn’t telling.


    I have one hard fact that I saw personally: a friend worked outside the US for his entire life and so was ineligible for Medicare, but, at age 67, he got full coverage for his pre-existing cancer for about $800 a month total out-of-pocket cost ($500 premiums, since he has almost no income, and about $300 for co-pay and deductible). Without the ACA, he would have died. But one person whose life was saved by the ACA does not give much evidence of what the overall picture looks like.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, 1 day ago

    I’m still waiting for the April report. Unless there is a very dramatic increase in the enrollment of the 18-34 year old group there will be a striking increase in the cost to government in subsidizing the PPACA. It’s beginning to look like CBO estimates of the cost of the PPACA are going to parallel their horribly botched estimates of the cost of Medicare. Hopefully, there was a dramatic increase in the enrollment of the aforementioned group.

  7. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @Clark Kent

    “Now onward to single payer universal health care.”
    .~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    .Amen!

  8. Joadtom

    Joadtom said, 1 day ago

    ACA may live a while, but it is far from the healthy specimen in this toon. It is weak and crippled and missing half its’ limbs. … I’m for universal health care. Too bad this lying and gutless administration wasn’t honest with America. Didn’t make an argument, but did a bait and switch. This could have been done right, but now billions will be lost. Countless people will jump through hoops to get inadequate care from inept providers…. He turned it all into crap and divided the nation at the same time…. Bravo!

  9. badcyclist

    badcyclist said, 1 day ago

    I’m with Clark Kent: here’s hoping that Obamacare is a way station toward truly universal, single-payer health care.

    It is ironic that the GOP is excoriating Obama over a Republican health care plan that Obama adopted as a bipartisan compromise. It is great that millions more Americans now have health insurance, but it still seems to me that the primary beneficiaries of Obamacare are big insurance companies. That’s the GOP part of the plan, of course.

  10. Joadtom

    Joadtom said, 1 day ago

    @badcyclist

    “Obama adopted as a bipartisan compromise”.. yet not one republican voted for it. What color is the sky in your world?

  11. Mr King

    Mr King said, 1 day ago

    Democrats should have pushed for single payer healthcare and called it the National Defense Patriot Care Act.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 1 day ago

    It’s been a HUGE success. 8 million people on it, a great reduction in premiums for most people, covering people who were not covered before — it’s been amazing. Especially considering the Republicans in nearly half the country who BLOCKED better healthcare from their citizens by refusing to expand Medicare (which is actually a very efficient option) or not participating in the exchanges.

  13. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 1 day ago

    @Joadtom

    Blue. It was a Republican plan from day one, it was NEVER Obama’s preference. The GOP refusing to vote for it was a political maneuver, and you should have realized that because not one Republican voted for it. They were organized. They would rather harm all Americans than let Obama get one single win of any kind.

  14. zeimetr

    zeimetr said, 1 day ago

    @Joadtom

    Because they decided that on the day he was inaugurated to oppose anything and everything that he proposed. Doesn’t leave much room for negotiation and compromise, does it.

  15. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 1 day ago

    @masterskrain

    No no no no no! Let them vote against it ANOTHER 50 times, right up until the November election. The more they vote the bigger the victory for the Dems will be!

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