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commented on Ted Rall
2 days ago
Who’s going to pay the tuition?
commented on Tom Toles
8 days ago
The VA does the best they can despite being massively underfunded. Republicans in Congress love to blow money on more and more wars and swear up and down that they love and support the troops but they’re not too keen on paying to take care of those troops after they’re used up.
No, actually, unaccountable bureaucrats are running the insurance companies now. Ever manage to get a claim refusal overruled? Me neither. And since health care providers get paid per procedure, all the incentives are to do more procedures, not to improve quality. A universal system could be designed so that decisions about care are made by doctors. This isn’t just speculation. It works this way already in countries that have done it.
We could keep private insurers, but what would be the point? They increase costs and add nothing of value to the system. And I really hope that last paragraph is facetious.
commented on Stuart Carlson
8 days ago
Yes, had this been Bush he would’ve repeated the same information even after it had been repeatedly proved false.
It would be much simpler to eliminate private insurance and make health care a public service. Extend Medicare, which no court has a problem with, to cover in full all medically necessary services for everyone in the country.
commented on Jack Ohman
10 days ago
And our government wouldn’t lie about a thing like that, would it? Let’s see this intel, or at least have it verified by a neutral, disinterested third party.
Certainly they don’t if you’ve already made up your mind before the investigation’s started.
commented on Walt Handelsman
10 days ago
And whatever you do, don’t mention where most of those weapons came from.
commented on Joel Pett
17 days ago
“You mean the guy that has been having his hand slapped by the supreme court?”You mean by the most partisan court ever? (Remember the court in ’00 that unilaterally declared the Republican the winner of the Presidential election and declared that it would be a violation of his rights to keep counting the votes against him, and realize that the current court is even more partisan Republican than that one was.)
“[The ACA] probably bears a little responsibility for the continuing slide in the workforce participation rate.”If employees have other options and aren’t forced to be dependent on their employers for health care, this is a good thing for both employees and employers.“When your first instinct is to shift blame when none was placed, that kinda stinks.”Yeah right, chuckles. Certainly the Republicans and their Fox “News” shills aren’t blaming the Obama administration for Benghazi. Thanks for being funnier than most of the cartoons on this site.“Obama removed Clinton’s requirement for those on public assistance to work and then he proceeded to recruit more and more people to be dependent on govt.”Yeah, governments who think they can control people by luring them into dependency are annoying to big business interests who were doing it first.
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