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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    And when Obamacare implodes on itself because its financially unsustainable because of higher premiums, deductibles, and fines for not having healthcare, I’d hate to have a (D) next to my name in the next big election.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Lower raise in rates, better coverage, and the insurance industry still profits; why then are the elephants concerned?

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 1 day ago

    Thanks Barry!
    I now pay over DOUBLE for my health insurance so I can work my butt off to give insurance to welfare Democrats!

  4. Cripplious

    Cripplious said, 1 day ago

    No worries about the time it happens well be a protectorate of the chi-coms

  5. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @ConserveGov

    So, you’d like to go back…


    To what, fee for service? No doctor or health care advertizing?

    You do realize that pre-paid group health care was denounced by the AMA as Socialized Medicine?

    As was Medicare, which was also the end of the world, or at least the country.


    Also, any kind of health insurance is a form of Socialized Medicine and if there is legislation allowing and regulating health insurance, then it is…. Government Run.


    Everything after the HMO act of, what, 1972 or so, is Government Run Socialized Medicine.


    What exactly do you want to go back to?


    Or do you want to see the current situation improved?

  6. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @PianoGuy24

    “And when Obamacare implodes on itself because its financially unsustainable because of higher premiums, deductibles, and fines for not having healthcare, I’d hate to have a (D) next to my name in the next big election.”


    In the last week or two, it was reported that one giant healthcare behemoth tried to buy another — I think it was HeathNet and Aetna maybe, and the buyee refused to sell.


    Now, if there were some health networks or even individual hospitals selling off assets in order to cash out, I’d say that was trouble in the industry.


    But an attempted merger, refused by the seller — that looks like a financially healthy industry to me.


    What are your observations?

  7. Sky_Soldier

    Sky_Soldier said, 1 day ago

    @ConserveGov

    Good! Now I can sleep peacefully knowing how upset you are!

  8. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @dtroutma

    Because you’re talking about the takers who are getting the lower rates, and the makers who is still paying into the system. Soon there won’t be enough makers to keep it sustainable. Then what…?

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 21 hours ago

    @PianoGuy24

    “I’d hate to have a (D) next to my name in the next big election.”

    Perhaps, but you’re so partisan, you can’t look past the (D) to see that Obamacare the is plan the Republicans developed and championed to counter Bill Clinton’s more drastic health care reforms.

  10. neatslob

    neatslob said, about 21 hours ago

    @PianoGuy24

    I think you’re confusing the takers and makers. The takers are the rich who take the labor of others without giving them fair compensation. The makers are those who make others rich by their own labor and don’t even receive enough for it to stay alive.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 21 hours ago

    @dtroutma “Lower raise in rates,…”


    This may be true for some, but perhaps not for all. The last time I looked at the HHS numbers, there was a shortfall of 45% in the rate of participation as projected by the CBO of those falling into the youngest group. The premiums of this group, being healthier than the oldest group, was expected to offset the expense of the health care of the oldest group. If the rate of increase in rates is currently lower, I don’t see that lower rate of increase as continuing.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 20 hours ago

    The real solution is, of course, not to use a solution designed by the Heritage Foundation and proposed by Republicans (it’s Romneycare, after all), and put in single-payer. Of course, that would panic the health insurance industry, which currently sits between every American and his or her doctor…

  13. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 20 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    Yeah, sure.

  14. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 20 hours ago

    With the Internet you can actually get information on how other developed countries provide medical care for their citizens and compare them to our system. Try it! You might find out there are some really good programs out there. You might also find out our perfect system is very expensive and does not provide the best care for the population. Between the insurance and pharmaceutical companies you end up paying a lot more for less.

  15. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 19 hours ago

    Pianoguy, you need to read the news. Every prediction the GOP made about the failure of Obamacare was false, so repeating those lies only makes conservatism look foolish. If your premiums in fact doubled, you are probably the only one in America, and you should go to the ACA exchange and shop for a new policy. You know, now that health insurance is a free market for the first time in American history, thanks to Obamacare.

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