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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 6 months ago

    Unfortunately, he’s not going to pay for this disaster, we are.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 6 months ago

    NBC is breaking news that Mr. Obama knew that as many as 55million Americans would have their current healthcare coverage cancelled despite the promises he made on many occasions that no one would have to give up their insurance if they liked it. The loophole it appears he will use is, you don’t have to give it up, but if your employer cancels it that’s not the same as you giving it up.
    There is a real need for a healthcare plan that will bring down costs, give more Americans access, and is based on science, proven successes, and bipartisan legislation. As time passes, despite the people who are benefiting from the existing ACA, the holes in this boat are becoming more and more apparent. Rather than take this as an opportunity to present a better healthcare plan, conservatives are gleefully attacking and Democrats are snatching defeat from the jaws of what victory they have. And in the meantime, Americans wonder what happened to their gov’t and at media and politician fearmongering, turning on each other. It is very sad.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. ODon

    ODon said, 6 months ago

    There is a good column at cnn.com by Aaron Carroll citing the GOP’s current hypocrisy in bemoaning Obamacare.

  4. me9970

    me9970 said, 6 months ago

    He needs a sentagive! “Old movie lovers will get it”

  5. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, 6 months ago

    the Left wants Obamacare to fail that why they can get their holy grail of health care. the single payer system and really bring American healthcare (down) to the rest of the worlds standards.

  6. ODon

    ODon said, 6 months ago

    @Mr. King

    What a difference in content and competency.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “There is a real need for a healthcare plan that will bring down costs, give more Americans access, and is based on science, proven successes, and bipartisan legislation.”
    I’m gonna go out hunting leprechauns. I think they’re a more realistic target than what you’re waiting for.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, 6 months ago

    Remember, when you look at Fox News “real people” whose insurance premiums are going up, you’ll find people who had lousy insurance who (if they ever got sick) would have been thrown off their insurance, bankrupted, and then taken care of on the taxpayers dime. Their insurance is being cancelled because it’s lousy insurance, and once they look on the exchanges they’ll find sound insurance plans, usually much more affordable than the old extortionate ones. Also remember—as much as Rand Paul complains about Obamacare, that is his exact plan for Medicare. Government-run exchanges where you can buy insurance using your money and a small subsidy. Except that in his plan, they can turn you down if you’ve got pre-existing conditions.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 6 months ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    I don’t believe in leprechauns, just irish whiskey. As a character from “Tumbleweeds” once said…
    “I’m too old to cry, I gonna go get drunk.”
    not really, but…
    DAMN!!!!!
    you know?
    All those movies and tv shows in the fifties and sixties and even some of the seventies showing that the good guys were the ones who did what was right and honorable, and the bad guys were either thugs squeezing the poor, or rich guys taking from everybody. When did everybody become old man Potter from “A wonderful life”, or Michael Douglas’s character from ‘Greed’.
    Maybe, like leprechauns, there never were any good people. Just bad ones who tricked us into believing that what Jesus said was a right but what Caesar did was the actual reality.
    Wanna drink?
    Sadly,
    C.

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  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 6 months ago

    @Mr. King

    (Spoiler Alert): It’s easy to dismiss Suzanne Somers as a ditzy blond, primarily because she played the part so well on TV. (I should know….)

    Regardless, her first point: that it is socialized medicine, is completely, utterly wrong. The fact that the Wall Street Journal printed an entire article based on a single, totally fallacious premise is a good indicator of how far the WSJ has fallen in terms of journalistic ideals, and how worthless it has become in terms of reliable dissemination of facts.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 6 months ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    Interesting reading. And just to help clarify: my personally-funded health care insurance has more than quadrupled in the last ten years, despite a higher deductible, and less coverage. I called Anthem, my current insurer, to ask about alternatives. The first thing I was told is that, although my current plan is grandfathered, it doesn’t mean a thing.

    My state, Virginia, is one of the many Republican-led states that has chosen not to offer health exchanges. According to the Anthem representative, grandfathered plans cease to exist in any state that does not have its own health exchanges.

    So, what this really means is that Republicans once again have ensured their prophecies will come true. Kind of like saying your taxes will double, doubling taxes, and then saying: “See? I told you.”

    I have to admire their absolute dedication to their single-minded stated purpose of making Mr. Obama’s administration fail. Right or wrong, make the country better or make it default and head towards depression, at least they’re working hard on the only thing that matters.

  13. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    My insurance goes up about $45.00 a month next year. It’s a medicare supplement.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Just remember that there are many expensive health insurance coverage that are terrible. That violate the mandates of the Health care law. If it gets people better coverage for less it should be okay to cancel a bad policy shouldn’t it? Some people would rather keep the bad policy for personal reasons. Irrational ones to be sure.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    @Kevin Robinson

    Single Payer and various permutations of it works time and again all over the world. I’d go for allowing Health Insurance companies to exist but they must become non-profit.

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