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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    Riiiiiight Signe.
    So the Republicans are the reason BarryCare is a disaster and that people are having their hours cut at work and others are seeing their premiums double?

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    As all the Obamabots have pointed out, one must expect glitches in a new system. We all vividly remember how badly Google worked for the first year or two until they got the bugs out.


    But, had the Republicans not voted to repeal the ACA over and over and over, and then shut down the government to kill it, there would not have been the tiniest glitch to cause even a single user any problems.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    Taking the cartoon literally: Strange that Signe would think that the people programming the PPACA sites would be Republicans and that they intentionally sabotaged the code so it would fail. For thirty years I’ve thought glitches were mostly caused by inadequate research for input editing and poor testing procedures. If the code is really as bad as the media has made out, prepare to have your identity stolen.

  4. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Exactly. The GOP is blocking this because it cuts the insane profits that were being made by insurance companies.
    By the way, this is essentially the very same plan that was put into place in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under Gov. Mitt Romney, and works beautifully.
    The companies that are cutting hours are doing so because they are too greedy to care for the health of the workers that have made them successful.
    I haven’t seen insurance premiums double. In fact, my employer’s health care plan went up by a grand total of $7 every two weeks for part-timers and by exactly zero for full-timers.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    You mean Romneycare, don’t you? Actually, it’s working rather well, except for a few inept business owners who can’t make a profit — see? It’s using the free market! Which was why the Heritage Foundation proposed it…
    Oh, and by the way, the Republicans are definitely the reason we have this plan instead of single-payer or a national nonprofit insurance company — THOSE were Obama’s preferences #1 and #2.

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    After WWII, the tax code said that any company that provided identical healthcare for all full-time employees got generous tax breaks. This isn’t really insurance. The company puts their contribution and the employees’ contributions into an escrow account. An insurance adjuster negotiates big discounts with healthcare providers, then makes sure the employees pay their contractual share and the escrow account pays the rest. If medical expenses exceed the escrow, the company and employee contributions go up; if expenses are less, those contributions go down. This is popular with the executives who decide such things because it provides them with cheaper healthcare than the alternative.


    The $7 increase had NOTHING to do with the ACA, since employer healthcare programs aren’t affected.


    What’s affected are those without employer-provided healthcare, who now must buy insurance or pay a tax starting at $95 a year, a tax unlike other taxes in that those who don’t pay cannot be gaoled, under the terms of the ACA.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    @motivemagus

    “Which was why the Heritage Foundation proposed it…”

    The Heritage Foundation proposed neither the Massachusetts health care system or the PPACA. This is a myth (urban legend?) that has become “common knowledge” and is simply not true.

  8. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    “…people are having their hours cut at work and others are seeing their premiums double…”
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    My hours haven’t been cut, nor have my premiums doubled. Have yours?

  9. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    Who tells us that these “glitches” weren’t DDOS-attacks by the Rushbots?

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    Hey we want nothing to do with Obama.

  11. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 1 year ago

    @CasualBrowser: I lost my health insurance because of it and my wife will lose hers next year because we both work for companies with under 49 workers. Does that count?
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    @Genome Project: I’ll also give you Starbucks. Though if you google “hours” and “obamacare”, the results are less than rosy.
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    @Omnius: just because Republicans want to fund children’s cancer treatments doesn’t make them “traitors”. They just think children should not die for Obama’s greater glory.

  12. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) said, about 1 year ago

    I don’t know why everyone’s surprised. The Navy’s computer system didn’t work until 5 years after the roll out date.

  13. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    Yes, followed by Walgreen’s and AIG, was it? Health insurance was a competitive edge employers had to attract top talent (in theory, anyway.) Maybe that will continue, but when the dike breaks on this what kind of disincentive will insurance companies “offer” employers who want to continue the practice? How many employers will see and not be able to resist the opportunity to cut this cost and headache that has been such a boon to the very sector that is counted on to pay for everything else under taxation?

  14. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    What ELSE do you expect from an Obama worshiper?

  15. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, about 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    “… insane profits … by insurance companies”???
    Then, why are premiums being doubled and tripled over the country?
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    Oh … YOU can’t see them! Then, what kind of medical insurance plan do YOU have? My insurance premiums have gone up 115% in ONE YEAR! AND. I am self employed!

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