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Nick Anderson

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  1. crimsoncrab

    crimsoncrab said, about 3 years ago

    “Aint it the truth!” – Cowardly Lion (Wizard of Oz)

  2. brother box

    brother box GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I think we all can see what tea time has gotten us.

  3. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 3 years ago

    Romneycare was nothing like Obamacare.
    The Democrat written and passed ACA forces Americans into a federal government controlled system that wipes out all private plans. If you can’t detect the differences you are dense in the brain, for sure.
    The Democrat Medicare system wipes out private plans for Americans at age 65. I fought being pushed into it but had no choice….medicare or no insurance at all.
    Obamacare was passed and promoted by outright deception and lies. Instead of “saving money” it already has sent costs skyhigh for premiums and co-pays and upfront patient payments to get to the insurance kickin level.
    It also is paying less to Doctors and medical facilities and drugstores. My doctor is now a slave of the government system and must work more daily hours after seeing the last patient, doing the paperwork to report all details to Big Daddy Government! And for less recompense.

  4. victoria2

    victoria2 said, about 3 years ago

    I wish this were true. I am not a Tea party member but neither do I admire the “leadership” of the Republican Party. Almost all the many people I am in contact with on a day to day basis agree with most of the Tea Party tenets, do not want Obamacare, do not want more govt. debt, do not want the printing of more money to increase inflation, and would like to have a decent full time job.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago


    Romneycare was PRECISELY Obamacare. I live in Massachusetts. There’s no point in even responding to your message beyond that if you don’t know that simple fact. Except one other fact: Obama had TWO better plans he ditched in favor of a Republican plan, proposed by the Heritage Foundation. That was the ACA. Deal with it.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago


    As a doctor, I can tell you that my pay has been steadily going down while my staffing has had to increase just to chase insurance paperwork and make sure I get the few pennies I am promised. However, this has been going on consistently since the insurance industry took over health care in the early 1980s. I am no more a slave to a government system as I am a slave to private insurers. At least Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare pay me what they say they will, pay me when they say they will, and don’t nit-pick insignificant details. I cannot say that for private insurers, and that includes “Medicare Advantage” and all kinds of subcontractors…..which are all private health insurers.

    In fact, when Virginia Medicaid turned over their job to three subcontractors (private insurers), my reimbursements for eye exams went down 50% in just one day. Hey, the state saves money, and the insurers get it out of my pocket at the same time. What’s not to like?

    Now you know why we have and will have a shortage of doctors. It’s not a new development, and it will not improve with Obamacare. But it will not improve until and unless we come up with a sane alternative, which neither side is willing to even try to do.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Gulliver’s travails.

    “Play one”, I’m sure that you, like my own private doctor’s clinic would be able to cut “secretarial staff” considerably with a “single payer” system. They have more folks in accounting, to keep up with all the different insurance mandates from companies, than nurses!

    Looking also at the “overhead” that is far less under VA, than in “private”, as well as negotiating drug prices, that MEdicare isn’t allowed to do (thanks to Boehner’s boneheads).

  8. Brutatowski

    Brutatowski said, about 3 years ago

    The tea party is a strawman for liberal thinkers. They have little to any influence or power in either house. They’re simply a convenient target. What people forget is that many republicans got elected on a specific promise to fight Obamacare. However, if the Replubicans had gotten off their butts when they had the power and come up with something palatable we wouldn’t be here. Everyone with half a brain knew that the democrats would keep trying to get us to a single payer system ( which is just a focus group rewording of socialized medicine) and republicans did nothing. They should still be fighting for some kind of reform, but they will probably just roll over since none of those in power will be greatly affected by it.

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    Have some more kool-aid er… I mean tea.

  10. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 3 years ago

    “Mr. King” (house member Peter????)
    If your judgment calls the t-r-u-t-h “satire” you must lead an interesting life.
    “I Play One on TV” —“a doctor”…are you satisfied with the pittances you are paid? I get medicare monthly statements showing the medical $charges, the Medicare payment and the balance owed by me or my medi-gap insurance. The percentages are staggering. “New” doctors" may have a difficult time trying to pay for their schooling, IMO.

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