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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Yep, insurance companies might have to pay back what they’ve been ripping off from clients, that’s a real “train wreck” for the industry all right. (About how much they have to pay for care, and cut back on what they pay themselves.)

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 9 months ago

    @dtroutma

    More layoffs, more part-time jobs, higher taxes, higher premiums for those that dont qualify for the freebies and extremely longer waits (up to a year) to actually see a doctor.
    Those are the facts.

  3. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, 9 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    We got all those things anyway before. Plus we got constantly ripped off by the insurance companies.

  4. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, 9 months ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    However, this Tax was created as a solution. So you’re admitting its just more of the same?
    The only difference being instead of insurance companies creating jobs and profit, the Govn. buys jobs with taxpayers money and the Dems profit by more union voters.
    You see, it’s not about health care at all.

  5. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, 9 months ago

    Notice that the train hasn’t even left the station. The difference between this cartoon and real life is that the guy calling it a train wreck should be next to the engine with a wrench and a sledge hammer trying to sabotage it before it can get moving.

    BTW Residents of NY are projected to save 50% on health care due to the ACA.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 9 months ago

    Each Presidency is an opportunity to try new ideas and lay foundations for long term futures. The healthcare plan, as imperfect as it is, is an old idea – initially introduced by Republicans – and it is designed to be a long term solution to our growing healthcare costs.
    If our cannibalistic congress was able to work together in a bipartisan, civil, and respectful manner, healthcare could be made into a product in which a large majority of Americans can benefit. However, the most recent bipartisan effort was one that was designed to protect the minority from losing their filibuster privileges, while giving the President the option of doing what most presidents have been able to take for granted – that their nominees would be confirmed or at least get a hearing.
    This is not a train wreck, it is just another effort by one party to try and demonize the other. The American people deserve better, the United States of America NEEDS better.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. t b

    t b said, 9 months ago

    Great cartoon. The health care reform plan might end up being a failure. I hope not, but we sure don’t know now.

  8. t b

    t b said, 9 months ago

    Great cartoon. The health care reform plan might end up being a failure. I hope not, but we sure don’t know now.

  9. Joadtom

    Joadtom said, 9 months ago

    The insurance companies wrote it… It won’t end well.

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Um was it not a D in Congress who 1st called it a “train wreck” And Obama can not get the train wreck to even start on time. One reason is THEY ARE STILL WRITING IT! I mean if the 2000 pages that was passed in the dead of night " we have to read it to find out what is in it" was not enough, now they have to write up just how that is going to work.

  11. Jeff Kiser

    Jeff Kiser GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Democrats in Congress know its a train wreck, as Harleyquinn pointed out. It will destroy the 40 hour work week, as Manchin stated. It will increase most people’s premiums, and reduce good health access because doctors don’t wish to participate either.
    .
    Why is it the extremists on the left can’t understand that while they push that train, with all their might, over a bridge that has since washed away.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Ok Nick, here is a quote from a Huffington Post column on 4/17/13

    “I just see a huge train wreck coming down,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., told Obama’s health care chief during a routine budget hearing that suddenly turned tense."

    So no, it is not the “right wing” that stated the obvious.

    And, as for people getting on the train, well, Dude. Here is a quote from a Forbes article on 7/15/13 from a letter from previous supporters of the act.

    Last Thursday, representatives of three of the nation’s largest unions fired off a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, warning that Obamacare would “shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.”

    I’m all for helping people get good health care. This is not the way to do it.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @David

    So, my brother, when you only look at one POV you limit yourself and can be misled. Please take a minute and review an opposing POV.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/353751/more-new-york-premiums-under-obamacare-obamas-health-care-address-today-avik-roy

    Now the cute little video included in this like is informative. You should watch it and think about what it is trying to tell you.

    That one reference can link you to two other articles. The first one contains this info.

    To the quote you use above it says:

    New York has one of the costliest and least functional individual-insurance markets in the nation, because many of the regulations that Obamacare imposes nationwide are already present in New York, on steroids. Hence, New York’s market is far from typical.
    In 2010, average per-person monthly premiums in the New York individual market were not “$1,000 or more,” but $357. Even less expensive plans can be found today on ehealthinsurance.com.

    So, I’m not saying that NYC will not see some insurance savings. I do not live there and will never live there. BUT, NYC is just one city out of thousands and NY state is one state out of 50.

    Since Obamacare has started trying to implement and Obama promised my insurance rates would drop 2500 bucks, my rates have risen 1200 bucks. Hmmmmmmm.

    But not to worry, soon I will be on medicare and I can look forward to single payer health care….. no since I will be liable for whatever the Gov. don’t pay.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 9 months ago

    Obamacare corrects some hateful aspects of the prior system, but introduces many more. For all its benefits, there are some serious consequences, which will cause a train wreck. I view Obamacare the same as I view the vote to increase the debt ceiling: better than the alternative, but a cure for the symptom and not the problem. As such there will just be more symptoms down the road.

    The only question is how long we will take, and how many false roads we go down, before we wise up and go to single payer. I predict several attempted train wrecks between now and then.

  15. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, 9 months ago

    @David

    Discredit what? Its the same old talking points: It’ll kill you grandma, It’ll cost you $20,000, it’ll force your doctor into retirement in Tahiti, Obama will perform the operations with Joe Biden, etc.

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