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Mike Luckovich

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  1. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I think of your posts as examples of “stream of unconsciousness”.

  2. MrBedlington

    MrBedlington GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Yesterday I found out I can’t keep my doctor unless I buy
    O-bummer-Care. BCBS is not going to renew the contract for our hospital network. “IF YOU LIKE YOUR DOCTOR YOU CAN KEEP YOUR DOCTOR” unless, of course you sign up for “Crap-Care” and only then you can keep your doctor!!!

  3. ODon

    ODon said, almost 3 years ago

    @MrBedlington

    In network/Out of network has been part of the insurance game for several years.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    This reminds me of the briefcase the hit men in Pulp Fiction had in more ways than one…

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    @ODon

    “In network/Out of network has been part of the insurance game for several years.”

    There may be a significant difference here, though, ODon. It begs the question of whether Mr. Bedington may lose his doctor because of a decision by BCBS or because the PPACA mandate forces that decision on BCBS and then forces him to buy insurance through the PPACA.

  6. ODon

    ODon said, almost 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    Actually you don’t lose your doctor if you chose to pay the doctor directly.

  7. goweeder

    goweeder said, almost 3 years ago

    “…… Yes The Elephant who has been right all along, who did not vote for it, has the right to yell and scream I told you so.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    It appears ypu expect perfection instantly. ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day.’
    We don’t expect a child to grow up in a month or two. Have a little patience, man.
    By the way, I don’t have a dog in this fight — I get Social Security checks deposited to my checking every month. But I think people who are not as lucky as I have been should get a break.
    .
    I will always believe that universal health
    care is the way it should be done —but of course Obama knew he couldn’t go for that
    because the GOP’s head really would explode.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    If you repeal the ACA without replacing it, healthcare costs will continue to rise as they have been doing for decades. Americans will see their out of pocket costs to hospitals and insurance companies rise as the Emergency Room Tax we pay for the millions who get services they can’t afford continue to get treatment.
    There are two paths to take here…
    Create a healthcare policy that will take care of all of our neighbors over the long term. Leave room for the states to experiment so that improvements can take place.
    The second path is darker. Give hospitals and doctors the right to withhold services to people who can’t afford to pay.
    Whenever I read the comments under these ACA based cartoons, I wonder who is really behind the first choice, and who prefers the second. Sometimes, it seems easy to see who doesn’t care if people die as long as it’s not someone THEY know.
    Conservatives hate Obamacare and Liberals want to see the ACA protected. We’ve been seeing that fight for several years now. What are we going to do tomorrow?
    Close hospitals to the poor so the hospitals don’t go broke? Or create a workable healthcare policy?
    I favor the second and still look forward to reading Enoki’s plan.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  9. eugene57

    eugene57 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I too, have been waiting to see this plan which has been reference, but never produced.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    btw… I don’t care whether the gov’t or the private sector comes up with a long term plan…. I just want a plan that will focus more on taking care of our neighbors than enriching an executive.
    C.

  11. goweeder

    goweeder said, almost 3 years ago

    “…….made while what’s-his-butt was governor, but the Republicunts don’t like to publicize that.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I’m happy that you are on my side of the fence, but as a Southern lady, I must take exception to your wording—
    Please don’t insult the ladies.

  12. alise duhon

    alise duhon said, almost 3 years ago

    Sorry, but it is not a lie. The ACA was not only modeled on RomneyCare, but the administration actually recruited Romney’s own healthcare advisors and experts to help craft the bill. You are entitled to your own opnions, but not your own facts.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/44854320/ns/politics-decision_2012/t/white-house-used-mitt-romney-health-care-law-blueprint-federal-law/#.UqCzpk_nbIU

  13. goweeder

    goweeder said, almost 3 years ago

    “Employers were never cheap-ass tightwads until Obama came along, and they never used phony excuses either.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I’ll bet you got all “Fs” in history. Employers have ALWAYS been cheap-ass tightwads,rep-wad.

  14. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    @goweeder

    Not all employers have been “cheap-ass tightwads” goweeder. There are exceptions. Henry Ford paid a good wage to his workers with the expectation that they could afford to buy his products.
    George Pullman had a very paternialistic system of providing housing and a good, if regimented, standard of living to his workers. There are others in history who have done likewise.
    But, most employers are not so generous and usually their generosity is based more on the quality and skill of their workers, more getting better wages and benefits, than on their moral positions or out of kindness.

  15. eugene57

    eugene57 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Enoki

    “Not all employers have been “cheap-ass tightwads” goweeder.
    "Indeed, I have known some who respected their employees. I have a relation thru marrage, gone now, who owned a sawmill at the beginning of the last century, who provided housing for his employees, medical attention, etc. and was admired by those employees. He made his money, and his employees were better paid than others of that time.

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