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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    So…..then prove where it’s wrong. Already hundreds of thousands have lost healthcare because Obamacare wrote the ACA to make it impossible for insurance companies to comply to it. And in comparison….HOW many people have signed up for Obamacare vs those that are losing it?

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The whole point of the ACA is to make sure everyone has good insurance. The policies being cancelled are junk, incapable of covering anything. I always took the remark as if you have decent insurance, and affordable, then you can keep it. After all, it’s a forced market based solution. But it makes sense if you have junk, then the junk gets cancelled..

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    “Try actually looking at the cartoon. It shows the incredible lies of the Tea type Republicans as a torrent,… "

    I’m not sure about all of those banners being lies, Michael. As an example from the PPACA:

    ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall provide grants for the establishment and support of Shared Decisionmaking
    Resource Centers (referred to in this subsection as ‘Centers’) to provide technical assistance to providers and to develop and disseminate best practices and other information to support and accelerate adoption, implementation, and effective use of patient decision aids and shared decisionmaking by providers.

    When it comes to death panes and care rationing, what does “shared decisionmaking (sic) by providers” really mean.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 3 years ago

    Outrageous lies. By the TEA Party. Really? Do those that are in this country with no legal status get turned away from the ER? Who pays for that? Have companies gone to great lengths to reduce their liability by reducing the hours of full time employees or reducing the number of employees so as to not be under the ACA requirements? AND with the advent of the law, has there been any impact on the kind of coverage offered and has the cost gone down?

    I’m sure if you can be honest with yourself that you understand the health care industry has been changed by this law with the government requirements affecting millions of people and NOT reducing the cost of plans. Can you be honest?

    Now think about it. Obama on over 2 dozen occasions with planning and full knowledge that what he said was NOT TRUE addressed the nation and LIED. His counselors approved of the LIE and then when it was shown to be a LIE he lied again by saying that he never said it in the first place.

    It seems that liberal democrats have no problem with the President of our nation planning a lie, executing a lie and then covering up that lie with another.

    And there are a bunch of you.

  5. ODon

    ODon said, almost 3 years ago


    I ma not sure what the “shared decisionmaking” means either but my best guess is it very similar to what happens now when my docs have to get approval from my insurance provider to treat a variety of ailments.

  6. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 3 years ago

    Nailed it! But, I’m sure most of the cons on this site won’t see it. They are too blinded by anger and ignorance.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 3 years ago


    No one has lost their health care. They’ve had their policies cancelled BY THE PRIVATE COMPANIES THAT ISSUE THEM. Since they were grandfathered in, it’s purely a business decision on their part to cancel the policies. Surely no conservative wants Obama to FORCE private companies to offer policies that they don’t want to? Or do you?

  8. retpost

    retpost said, almost 3 years ago

    The republicans tried to derail social security back in 1944,but after dec. 7th forgot all about it.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Into a river of truth Obama is pouring a cascade of lies…

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago


    “When it comes to death panes and care rationing, what does “shared decisionmaking (sic) by providers” really mean.”

    Good point, to a point. I will counter by saying that I am “counseled” at least monthly by each insurance company that I am credentialed with. Each one tells me what I can and cannot do. Each one tells me what approach for a particular malady is the one that I should use. Each one tells me which medications I should prescribe, regardless if whether a different approach or medication might be more beneficial.

    Again, do you want a government bureaucrat making those decisions, or an insurance bureaucrat (who is being paid bonuses for denying coverage) to make those same decisions? Those decisions have not been ours to make for decades.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    The Wall Street Journal is not to be trusted for facts about ACA. It is owned by Rupert Murdoch, after all. If you need more proof, look up their publication of Suzanne Sommers’ op-ed, which is based on the premise that ACA is socialized medicine, which is actually the antithesis of ACA.

    And please see my response to Mikefive regarding rationing/death panels, etc. Thank you.

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    “Good point, to a point….”

    I brought the point of “shared decision making” out only because I think many believe that no bureaucrat is going to regulate how much treatment a person can get for a health deficiency. From the portion of the PPACA cited, it may be probable that, in the event of a budgetary shortfall by the government or insurance company (I’m not really sure of who is in charge of payment), that the death panel thing might not raise it’s ugly head.

  13. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 3 years ago

    Con is short for conservative, it displays shorthand you however are making my point.

  14. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago

    “I am German, we had universal healthcare since 1886. We have a thriving industry of HMOs and our doctors live well, as do the patients. I pay 13% of my income for healthcare but what i get is worth that price, believe you me!”

    Confirms what my Bavarian inlaws tell me. I have no reason to doubt them; when the kids go back to Germany, they deal with their medical and dental issues. They do have employer coverage here now, but it seems to me that whatever warts it might have, it’s very far superior to what we’ve had here. I don’t expect anything to change here soon, though if this thing is bad enough, there is a tiny chance that a catastrophic failure might get us something usable. I’m now on MediCare, but it is costing a good bit more than 13% of our income. That has nothing to do with ObamaCare, though the GOP has been chipping away at MediCare at every opportunity. It’s the best the US has, but it suffers the same limitations all US healthcare does, which is to say that the insurers control it, and the government gives the insurers whatever they want.

    Patients take what they can get.

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago


    “When it comes to death panes and care rationing, what does “shared decisionmaking (sic) by providers” really mean.”

    It really means ‘business as usual’. That is, the insurers can do pretty much they want, as usual, and policy holders can like it. No real changes – unless it turns out that people with pre-existing conditions can get coverage.

    Given the way the thing operates, and the way the insurers operate, I expect the insurers will find themselves loopholes where they think they need them.

    Nothing has changed at all.

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