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Paul Szep

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    Since Mr. Szep brings up honesty, maybe he shouldn’t have put “The answer is Medicare for all, or single payer. It is what all other western industrial countries have.” Those are not the only systems used by the western countries.

  2. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    Oh, wow. If politicians were honest…..what a broad subject. Let’s imagine:

    “I don’t know what I was thinking. Helping the South Vietnamese fight a war they don’t care about is the dumbest thing I’ve done.”


    “Yeah, I’m a crook. If it wasn’t for those damn reporters at the Post, though, I would’ve gotten away with it. We’ll fix that by demonizing the press until Fox News arrives to save the day for our party.”


    “I could do something about AIDS and crack before they become epidemics. But it’s just severely-tanned individuals and sissy-boys who are affected, so I’ll just get Nancy to invite people to ‘Just Say No’.”


    “I knew if I appealed to racial distrust with my Willie Horton ad, I’d gain votes. Thanks, Dick, for providing me with the Southern Strategy; it really, really works.”


    “Sure I did it. I’ve done it before, and God willing, I’ll do it again.”


    “I’ve been waiting to invade Iraq since Daddy didn’t finish the job. So glad to have the opportunity.”

    The possibilities are limitless. I see this as a party game that’s fun for the whole family.

  3. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 3 years ago

    Honesty= the ACA was designed by D.C. Marxists to be the deliberately flawed system to anger Americans who might suffer the damage to their personal healthcare and then “demand” Soviet-style “single payer/federal-control” change.

  4. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 3 years ago

    This is what happens when you try to implement a GOP plan.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    ’Toon simply states what was actually wanted, and what should have happened, but the left side does reflect the only thing the “right”, or the “industry clones are here too”, left.

    Honesty has nothing to do with the health care law (since 1912 and Teddy Roosevelt), or the massive incursion of corporations into our lives, especially since Reagan and the crew pulled all the stops out. Even NIXON saw that regulations, and survival of the planet despite what corporate profiteers wanted, had valid meaning and need. Watt was the precursor for the current right wingnuts, religious dogma and profit above all else.

  6. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 3 years ago

    The Germans have had continuous universal health care since 1883. Obviously it would have suffered during wartime. The Germans do not have free health care and the Americans are not paying for it. The Americans do not maintain a military presence in Germany for altruistic reasons. Germany is part of the 800 world-wide American network of military bases for the purpose of maintaining and extending the empire.
    Incidentally, the German healthcare system is one of the most comprehensive and effective on the planet, but also one of the more expensive. The Germans seem to like it, and who can blame them.

  7. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 3 years ago

    Good post and I would agree with everything you say except for one thing. The Swiss and the German systems are not single payer – universal, but not single payer. It seems that universal and single payer are frequently interchanged, which they are not.

    Here’s a quick summary of world types:
    1. The Bismarck insurance model: Germany, Japan, Belgium, Switzerland, Latin America, part of U.S. The U.S. insurance model is for profit, the rest of the world is not for profit.
    2. The Beverage/British/Government model: Britain, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, Hong Kong, the U.S. DVA system.
    3. The National Healthcare model with a mix of Government single-payer and private doctors and hospitals: Canada, Australia, Taiwan, South Korea, the U.S. Medicaid and Medicare systems.
    4. Out-Of-Pocket: Africa, India, China, South America, and the 45 million uninsured in the U.S.
    The U.S. has a hodgepodge of all four systems and clearly why it is in such an administrative mess.

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