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Nick Anderson

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The Republicans have handled this pretty well, getting some good press there. Yes siree Bob…

  2. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 1 year ago

    PAJ, that comment didn’t make any contextual sense at all!!

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    If Ima’s comment made sense I didn’t get it.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    How are the wheels still on that ambulance?! The wheels came off Obamacare months ago…

  5. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    Since the ACA has not yet come into effect, you know “the wheels came off” because….?

  6. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 1 year ago

    @Ruff

    They didn’t. The goal is to enflame others.

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    @Newenglandah

    How?! Try these:

    The US workforce is becoming far more part time:
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    http://www.forbes.com/sites/gracemarieturner/2013/08/27/its-fact-not-anecdote-that-obamacare-is-turning-us-into-a-part-time-nation/
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    Contrary to Obama’s lie that health insurance costs would fall if this bill passed they have skyrocketed instead.
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    http://www.forbes.com/sites/gracemarieturner/2013/08/27/its-fact-not-anecdote-that-obamacare-is-turning-us-into-a-part-time-nation/
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/business/survey-finds-modest-rise-in-health-insurance-premiums.html?_r=0
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    Employers are dumping family health insurance plans too:
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    http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/09/19/223786934/employers-trim-health-costs-by-cutting-coverage-for-spouses
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    How many different disasters that have ALREADY occured because of, and SOLELY because of, Obamacare would you like as proof of what a total disaster this “plan” (calling it that is an insult to plans) is?

  8. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    Btw Middle-Class, get ready for even smaller paychecks because there is no way Barry can pay for this without a Massive tax increase. Of course, he “forgot” to tell you this.
    Companies are dropping their health insurance like flies and telling their employees to jump on the welfare-healthcare.
    Good job Democrats!

  9. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    1) If the workforce is becoming more part time, it is because of decisions made by corporate flacks.

    2) The ACA will not affect people who are happy with their current health insurance unless corporate flacks decide to terminate the benefits. They would have done that much more easily and just as quickly had there been no ACA.

    3) Which part of the ACA would you do away with? The prohibition on lifetime caps? The requirement that your children may be carried on your plan until age 26? Access to health care by a hard-working janitor whose employer refused to provide it? Come on, right wingers. What would you replace it with? Details, please, not some vague “anything but Obamacare”

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    @David

    I am mad that the government got involved in this business at all. That goes from FDR who instituted wage and price controls in WW 2 and got this whole mess rolling to Obama today with his idiot idea of “fixing” health insurance.
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    What I would like is a return to a free market for routine medical care and insurance only necessary for catastrophic conditions.
    My own version would be that everyone could open a medical savings account pre-tax and up to a certain level at the end of the year they could withdraw up to 50% of the remaining amount tax free as a bonus for being healthy.
    Employers could do the same for their employees. They would get to split the remaining funds at the end of the year the same way.
    Everybody has a catastrophic policy with a say $5000 deductable and pays into that insurance pool. The cost of such a policy would be very low compared to the idiot ones they are pushing out to cover everything now.
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    That is a quick version of my suggested fix and it wouldn’t take 2700 pages of idiocy to make it work.
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    At least I have alternatives and suggest them to the broken system made worse, far worse, by Obamacare. I want to change the system not just add a huge bureaucracy and how payments are made like Obamacare does. Doing the later changes nothing and just adds costs.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    I agree with much of what you say. I started practice in the days of free-market for routine care. I charged what I thought I was worth, and if my patients thought I was worth it, they paid me; if not, they went elsewhere. If I was wrong about how much I was worth, I could change my fees.

    Around 1981, all that changed, and the insurance industry took over almost every decision, adding layers of paper-pushers, all with salaries, paid vacations, benefits…..they just didn’t have any money for people like me. Still don’t. Some people will call THAT system free-market.

    Regardless, I can’t see the insurance lobby allowing anyone to take their cash cow away, whether it be single payer (my first choice) or what you recommend (my second). Especially now, since the naysayers have convinced the masses that insurance premiums will go up over 100% due to Obamacare. Well, what in the name of free markets is to stop them from doing just what they said they were going to do? Where does a 600-pound gorilla sit?

    The single foundational problem with Obamacare is that it is out-and-out corporate welfare for the insurance industry. Why should they compete when everyone has to buy their product?

    Thank you for being willing to provide a solution. So many posters are just willing to say how bad things are, or how bad certain people or political parties (or wings of political parties) are. And doubtless a lot of that is true. But we are past the point of being able to point fingers and lay blame and do nothing else.

    To be fair, even if all posters on this site agreed whole-heartedly with what either of us proposes, it does not mean one whit unless we can get our “representatives” to do their jobs. So, I hope you are sending your thoughts to your Congresspersons as well as posting them here. Although it is quite likely they don’t give a rat’s patootie, persistence can provide benefits in the long run. Good luck to us all.

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