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  1. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 6 months ago

    Really? Old people got sold a bill of goods with ACA? Old people who have medicare?.
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    YOU LIE!

  2. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 6 months ago

    Why the constant political gotchas that in the total scheme of things are irrelevant? Who cares if Obama’s wording was unintentionally not perfect. That’s not what’s important. A person dies every 20 minutes in America because they lack affordable health care. That’s 72 people today, yesterday, and tomorrow. About 26,000 annually – about eight 9/11s every year. And the Republicans are determined it will stay that way. Imagine the reaction and the billions spent if those 72 people who died today for lack of affordable health care were killed by a Muslim terrorist. No wonder America is decades behind every other developed nation in providing affordable quality health care. Too many have their priorities screwed up.

  3. Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab.

    Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab. GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Why don’t you moderate your personal attack and tell us about the facts you know, and the improvement you suggest. And if you find a record of an emergency room that has treated a cancer victim to save or prolong his/her life, let us know.

  4. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab.

    Or diabetes
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    Or heart arrhythmia
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    Or kidney disease
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    The ER’s requirement is to stabilize the patient. After that, they are sent on their way and they are billed.

  5. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 6 months ago

    Seems to be the favourite conservative reaction that if you don’t like something you call it a lie. (…in common parlene that is called lying…." You don’t happen to mean “parlance” do you?)
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    Unfortunately 72 people dying every day (26,000 annually) because they lack affordable health care is all too true, although we can quibble about the exact number. Urban Institute says 22,000. Harvard Medical School says 44,800. I heard just yesterday on TV the figure is 26,000. I went with the lower number, although Harvard could very well be right. Rather than the accusations of lying and the fascist name-calling, why don’t you lend your support to badly needed reforms and actually do something for the good of Americans?

  6. swr

    swr said, 6 months ago

    @Gypsy8

    Odd I did not hear such a defense when GW was President.
    PS where did you get this stat. Methinks it is bunkum

  7. swr

    swr said, 6 months ago

    @braindead08

    you don’t usually show up in an ER with kidney disease, or cancer, and diabetes and heart disease is a underlyning condition which can have symtoms that send you to an ER.
    and the treatment there would extend your life

  8. swr

    swr said, 6 months ago

    @Gypsy8

    OK give us a hard cite that doesn’t link back to a PuffHo article

  9. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 6 months ago

    @swr

    ^ http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2009/09/new-study-finds-45000-deaths-annually-linked-to-lack-of-health-coverage/

  10. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 6 months ago

    @Debt Free

    “…….So the same 26,000 people will die with ACA insurance. That will make them feel better……”
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    That’s 26,000 people who die of treatable conditions that if they had access to affordable health care would live. (Harvard Medical School study says the number is 45,000)

  11. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 6 months ago

    @Gypsy8

    There’s no profit in affordable healthcare. But there is profit in insufficient coverage and emergency care.

  12. echoraven

    echoraven said, 6 months ago

    @Gypsy8

    Try this article:
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    http://mises.org/daily/3650
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    What is particularly chilling is that the Soviet Union’s socialized health care system to some degree mimics the way our public schools are. Rich neighborhoods get the best stuff vs. the poorer neighborhoods that have to curb programs for insufficient funds.

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Debt Free

    “So the same 26,000 people will die with ACA insurance. That will make them feel better.”
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    This is something you honestly believe?

  14. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 6 months ago

    @echoraven

    Interesting, but hardly a good critique of health care systems when you compare the U.S. system to the failed Soviet health care system in the failed Soviet State. There are much better and less ideological comparisons of some very successful health care systems around the world. Most health care systems around the world are not socialist systems, even though they may have government involvement via regulation or single-payer. With most, the doctors are private practitioners and hospitals are often community or faith based operations.
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    One of the most socialistic systems on the planet is the U.S. DVA where government doctors in government clinics dispense government drugs, and no bills for the patients to pay. Costs are low and the users seem to like their health care services. The system can’t be too un-American if the government would choose it for their military veterans.

  15. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Once again corARYAN misstates the truth. The “cuts” to Medicare were NOT cuts to benefits, but an attempt to weed out OVERPAYMENTS to shady practitioners!
    BTW: Obama (or Bush, Clinton, Reagan) is NOT who determines a cost of living allowance. Why don’t YOU just STOP spending so damned much for your lifestyle?
    See, I can be a Tea Partier with the correct presentation!

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