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Mike Luckovich

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  1. richardelguru

    richardelguru GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The only thing wrong with the ACA is that it gives us an excuse not to fix our evil, vile healthcare ‘system’.
    Americans who object to a one-payer system not tied to employment are complete stark-raving bonkers.
    I’ve lived under the UK and the US systems and the UK’s (even though it isn’t the best implementation of a National Health) is cheaper, and (for most things) far better. For example, you don’t go bankrupt in the UK if you get sick.

  2. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    It wasn’t the “Americans” who objected to a single-payer system; it was the idiot GOP in congress who refused to let it be considered. And I’m going to enjoy watching the GOP destroy themselves. Two more elections should do it.

  3. Dale Netherton

    Dale Netherton said, about 3 years ago

    A single payer system is simply socialized medicine which failed in Russia and will fail here.

  4. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Kit Walker

    Obamacare was done without one Republican vote! So, when it derails you have NO one but D-Baggers to blame!

  5. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    It’s OBAMA who has delayed 1/3 of his OWN implementations! How is it POSSIBLE he even TRIES to blame the GOP on that???

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    @Kit Walker

    @richardelguru

    Switzerland does not have a single payer system, yet they have good health care. The PPACA is a mess because politicians kept throwing ill considered ideas into the mix. Stick in lobbyists’ desires and you have the potential to go from mess to disaster.

  7. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, about 3 years ago

    MStevenson58, gmgodsil: Do you believe the Affordable Care Act will “derail” – or do you hope it will? There’s a big difference in motivation.
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    I consider much of the opposition to ACA (or “Obamacare” if you will) – or social programs generally – is much more rooted in philosophy than in doubts of practicality or social benefit. All too many simply can not abide the thought that someone “unworthy” will game the system and receive unmerited benefits. (They tend to be they types who hold that the only roads which need to be paved are the ones they personally use.)
    `
    Predictably, with something as broad reaching and involved as ACA a number of participants will experience their difficulties and inequities. (That never happens in the private sector, right?) And those who hold that any program they oppose which is not a 100% success is therefore a 100% failure will tirelessly illustrate these missteps.

  8. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Alabama_Al

    Well said Al.

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    Get your facts straight????

    Check this out:

    http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00396

    The senate roll call vote 60 democrats for – 0 republicans. 39 republicans against 0 democrats.

    The House passed the Senate bill with a vote of 219 to 212 on March 21, 2010, with 34 Democrats and all 178 Republicans voting against it

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act#House

    Yeah, get your facts straight. You are just like your hero Obama lie lie lie

  10. MrSmee

    MrSmee GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I remain in total awe of those in the US who splutter on about “socialism” blah blah… I lived in Canada and France and have always been taken care of medically by their wonderful systems. No-one in either country would deem this “socialism”… it is simply good policy to keep your citizens in good health. DUH. How anyone in the US can complain about “Obamacare” is obviously either rich enough to pay privately, or completely devoid of empathy and understanding for those who can’t. Either way, they are idiots.

  11. goweeder

    goweeder said, about 3 years ago

    Remember the old saying: “If you can’t say anything nice about someone, don’t say anything at all?”

  12. Quipss

    Quipss said, about 3 years ago

    @PianoGuy24

    delayed implamentation is necessary for anything done on the macroeconomic scale. Pretty much every economic trend can show that it is not so much a price increase / new regulation that causes problems, but when there are abrupt shifts and spikes

  13. Quipss

    Quipss said, about 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    Keep in mind however that in Switzerland there is a legal maximum to basic healthcare coverage costs. Is it single payer no. However it is not free market

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    “Your wishful thinking mikefive? "

    Three examples of what I consider major errors in implementation and therefore the composition of the PPACA follows.

    The allowing of exemptions, to me, is pretty egregious. With those with preexisting conditions to be covered, the allowing of exemptions to companies, unions, etc. reduces the size of the insurance pool resulting in higher costs. Albeit, costs can be going down in some States, but how much farther could they have gone down if everybody had to be in the pool?

    The 10% tax on medical devices will simply be passed on to consumers (raising the cost of MRI’s, CAT scans and any other medical procedure requiring a medical device).

    The 40% co-pay for procedures in the “Bronze Plan”, the cheapest plan in the PPACA.

    I don’t think I’m engaging in wishful thinking.

  15. Quipss

    Quipss said, about 3 years ago

    @Dale Netherton

    1. Russia has never had a socialized medial system

    2. Countries that have uhc

    http://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/hcra/univ_hlth_care.htm

    Well, looks like we can discard the retard, albeit he may think that is a threat he will go to Canadian death panels

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