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  1. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    gee, it’s like no one in America got to see a doctor before the ACA was passed. No one. There was NO health care anywhere.

    Young people never got taken care of.

    old people where thrown out of hospital emergency rooms

    people where dying on the street in front of the “free” clinic

    NO WAIT! Obamacare IS the replacement for what we had for years. I know I’m the exception to the rule (along with many others) but what happened to paying for your treatment as you go? Did you know that you can bargain with the Doc AND the hospital if you do not have insurance?

    If you want single payer then do that not this ACA abomination

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago


    Wow you are delusional.

  3. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Republicans are the death panel party.

  4. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    As usual the bucket-o’-trolls can’t come up with anything positive from the Republican side except obstruction, or typical thoughtless deconstruction.

  5. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    O.K. Bruce, let’s see House Republicans champion a single payer system. Hell will certainly freeze over!

  6. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 3 years ago

    Karl Rove…that explains everything, huh?

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Cheech and Chong were a lot funnier than these guys, and never nearly as stoned!

    It’s also interesting that Republicans find “physicians” who don’t believe in basic biological principles, or in the case of Coburn see everyone having a gun to shoot someone, like in our National Parks, as “safety”.

    And it’s also interesting these same physicians think “I see dead people” is part of their oath when it comes to providing health care.

  8. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “In the past, with a few exceptions, Republicans talked too infrequently and with insufficient passion about health-care reform, leaving the field to the Democrats. There’s a different political reality today.”
    Yes, Republicans are faced with the reality of ACA being law.
    “As Wyoming’s Sen. John Barrasso, one of the GOP’s leading health-care reformers and an orthopedic surgeon, puts it: “Republicans have ideas that actually deliver what Americans want—lower costs and greater access. Our ideas will win because they will improve health care in our country.””
    Does this mean that Karl Rove believes now believes that Americans want health care improved in this country? Maybe he should talk to Mitch McConnell who believes that the American health care system is the greatest in the world and needs absolutely no improvement.
    Does this mean that the Republican Party believes that American health care needs to be improved? Has Fox “news” been informed of this new reality?

  9. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Republicans no new ideas-ideas, yup. They strained their brains to 40 repeal attempts. No effort to improve anything but block funding, and delay implementation of the ACA in states with Republican legislatures.

  10. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Yep, all of that is quoted verbatim from, as reported by the WSJ (bought and paid for by Murdoch). You could have just sent us the link and saved us the trouble of reading through it all (and Rove’s ideas are just swell aren’t they?).
    Readers, google “Karl Rove Insurance” and sift through the samples before deciding that Karl Rove and his ilk are the Answer to Everything.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago


    Rocky, what was the state of your health care in 1999? Did you have insurance? Did you want it? Did you pay as you went? What?

    Now tell me what has changed…..

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago


    Well, we ARE going through a cooling period so maybe………

    I don’t see it happening either. It’s a shame that we can’t just decide to NOT go to war with Syria and use that money to fund us some health care….

  13. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, about 3 years ago

    sorry you put stuff in the government hands it cost us 5 times more than if we left it with private companies look at schools we have been going down hill because the government adjusted it. How about government they had 2,515 employees in 1962 now they have 2820 . which does not seem like a lot but when you consider all the improvement in communication this is a lot

  14. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 3 years ago

    “And just what positives do you and the other liberals have to say about ACA being delayed, excluding so many, etc., etc.?”
    What confuses me is none of them have a problem with those created it exempting themselves (or getting a heavy subsidy) and it being rammed down the collective throats of taxpayers.

  15. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 3 years ago

    @ronald rini

    “…….sorry you put stuff in the government hands it cost us 5 times more than if we left it with private companies……”
    Instead of prattling on with Republican talking points and ideological dogma, you should do some research first. You’ll find the reality quite different.
    America has government run health care now. It’s called “Medicare” and administration costs are about 3% of total health care costs. One of the most “socialized” health care systems on the planet is the American DVA system, and similarly, administration costs run about 3%.
    Canada’s single payer National Healthcare Plan spends about 3% on administration.
    The most socialized healthcare system on a total nation basis is Britain’s mainly government owned and run system – administration about 5%.
    One of the newest and, many would argue, the best system on the planet is Taiwan’s system, modeled after the Canadian single- payer national plan but with improvements borrowed from other countries. Taiwan set as a goal administration costs of 3.5%, but actually do it on an amazing 2%.
    And of course the most capitalistic healthcare on the planet is the American for-profit system where administration costs are a whopping 20%. The American system is also beset with red tape, bureaucracy, duplication, and litigation. Many treatment outcomes and life expectancies are worst of the developed countries.
    Obamacare is a start, but its not a finish. The Republican Band-Aid alternative suggestions are too piecemeal to even think of being an improvement. Sometimes you’re better just to throw out the present and start afresh. You could do worse than start with a single-payer system.

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