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  1. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The liberals aren’t going to admit it, but they know that Obamacare is most certainly going to be a complete wreck..

    Just as Congress..

  2. lyle122

    lyle122 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    It is going to be tough – - I mean can you imagine standing in line at your doctor’s office with those poor people that did not have insurance before – - – -

  3. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @lyle122

    Sad thing is that there are not enough physicians, PAs, and NPs to care for the folks that already had insurance.

    Your statement is outright prejudicial. The ACA does NOTHING to reduce the cost of care. The cost of premiums is going to increase just as it has before.

  4. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @INGSOC

    They will use its inbred, built in failure to push forward with a nationalized health care plan.

    That is what you get when you “pass it to see what’s in it.”

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    Strange. ‘Mainstream’ Republicans are now about 40%, which is a weird percentage for the main stream.


    Douthat of the New York Times is screaming, ‘Let the mainstream take over!’


    Mainstream Republicans want the government running at all times to perform its essential function: transferring resources from the undeserving rabble to the deserving gentry, while convincing the rabble that they are taking money from the lazy and giving it to the hard-working, which most approve of.


    But the current majority are libertarians who don’t want the government to do anything for anyone. They oppose the ACA, giving reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with reality: ‘The government is going to take an additional 1/6 of the entire US GDP to fund death panels.’


    The reality is that the ACA is a windfall for insurance companies, so the mainstream GDP is strongly in favour, except that it was proposed by Obama, so they can’t speak up for it, but hope the Democrats will see that it goes ahead while they stand silently by.


    Meanwhile, the libertarians have shut down the government, and are threatening the debt ceiling (which, of course, will never be allowed to be hit—the Treasury will juggle and scream until the Republicans back down).


    And the New York Times reports that most people, now that they’ve seen the ACA up close and personal, are saying they really like it. (The New York Times isn’t reporting about those fainting with sticker shock.)

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The GOP loaded the ACA with poison pills.

  7. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Radish – How could they possibly load it with a poison pill? The GOP were essentially locked out of the negotiations and it was voted in strictly by Democrats.
    This just shows how Desperate Liberals are to blame anybody but their Looter in Chief for a terrible piece of legislation.

  8. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Radish – How could they possibly load it with a poison pill? The GOP were essentially locked out of the negotiations and it was voted in strictly by Democrats.
    This just shows how Desperate Liberals are to blame anybody but their Looter in Chief for a terrible piece of legislation.

  9. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Michael Whine – I’m not sure about most but I see very few people that are receiving something from a piece of legislation complain about that legislation. So if many people are now being given health care or being given huge supplements for health care I can see why they would like it.

    I dare say that if a piece of legislation was passed that said the 1% would each be immediately taxed $1 Million a piece and that money would be redistributed to the other 99% that it would be a wildly popular piece of legislation. It would be wrong and evil but all those people who resent the 1% would be dancing in the streets.

    The reason for the rise in Libertarianism is because the government spends too much time redistributing wealth and way too little time being a government for all. Those of us who pay the taxes see very little in the way of benefits and yet we see money pouring into every gimmee program the Democrats can invent.

    I consider myself a libertarian but that doesn’t mean I’m for NO Government. I’m for a reduced Federal government that doesn’t spend any time looting and redistributing. I think the Federal government should worry about interstate commerce, National defense, and leave the rest to the states or local governments.

  10. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 6 months ago

    Have you folks who KNOW that ACA’s going to drive prices through the roof, and create demand for doctors and treatments that don’t exist, and just generally FAIL, have you ever EVER looked into what a SUCCESS Romney Obama Care has been in Massachusetts? Are you all just Foxy Talk Radio Ditto Head Parrots? Yeah, yeah. Type a couple of lines now and prove it.

  11. Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab.

    Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab. GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Mr. King

    Two birds of a feather…. Or maybe two feathers on the same bird ??

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    The GOP were essentially locked out of the negotiations and it was voted in strictly by Democrats.

    At the very beginning, the goal was a healthcare reform that would have some Republican support. Single Payer was immediately discarded as a non-starter. The Public Option of a Medicare-like government run insurance plan was taken off the table. Subsidies were scaled back to reduce the cost of the bill, yet, no Republicans were willing to engage.

    The Republicans were never interested in healthcare reform, but managed to have all of the more liberal aspects removed from the ACA. Then, they turned around & started selling the idea that the ACA was the most socialist law possible. Instead of trying to reform the reform to make it even more to their liking, they passed 40+ bills to repeal.

    http://americablog.com/2009/08/sen-mike-enzi-is-just-getting-baucus-and-other-dems-to-compromise-with-themselves.html

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/02/top-house-republicans-throw-co.html

    http://themoderatevoice.com/45029/the-truth-about-republicans-and-health-care-reform/

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @ansonia

    First, and most important, Romney didn’t have to force his plan with a government takeover. It had very strong bipartisan support. He created a consensus among stake holders to support RomneyCare.

    The Massachusetts legislature is overwhelmingly Democratic. Democrats hold about 160 out of 200 seats. Romney had a choice of working with the legislature or seeing the law passed over his veto. Romney did veto several provisions of the bill, which were promptly overridden by the legislature.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/09/understanding_romneycare.html

    Romney managed to get some concessions, but the Republicans in the US House long ago decided to go for all out repeal instead of any compromise.

    BTW, there is going to be a doctor shortage. Proponents of obamacare admit that.

    The projected shortage has a lot more to do with our aging population than the ACA. Most of the fixes need to be done at the state level, since states will continue to hold most control over certifying doctors & other medical professionals, as well as deciding how much nurses can do without doctor supervision. Mississippi has a dire shortage of MDs, yet is one of the most restrictive on allowing nurse practitioners to treat patients.

    Short of telling millions of people they don’t deserve healthcare, the only option is to use doctors’ time as efficiently as possible, and do what we can to bring down the cost of educating health care professionals. The ACA is supposed to do that. If the provisions are too weak or not working as intended, I would encourage both parties to address the problem.

  14. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Republicans have generally opposed the idea of a single-payer health care system in the past.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    Republicans have generally opposed the idea of a single-payer health care system in the past.

    That’s rather circumspect, even by my standards! The Republicans have always opposed single payer. The ACA was their ‘market based’ alternative, until Obama picked up the idea.

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