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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years 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. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years 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.

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 3 years 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.

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 3 years 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.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years 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.

  6. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years 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?

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Hey we want nothing to do with Obama.

  8. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 3 years 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.

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

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years 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.

  10. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    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?

  11. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    What ELSE do you expect from an Obama worshiper?

  12. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, almost 3 years 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!

  13. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @echoraven

    “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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    Yes, both do. I’m sorry that you’re losing your insurance, and your wife too. But the problem with blaming the ACA is that no one in the government cancelled your insurance or cut anyone’s hours. The companies I’ve seen wich are doing such things are the ones where profits are fine, and executive pay/perks stay healthy. I even know 2 or 3 where taking the ‘Obamacare excuse’ is one in a long line of cost-cutting actions used to bolster the bottom line. For a worker to blame the current administration for their employer cutting benefits is akin to a battered wife blaming traffic on her husband hitting her (“If rush hour wasn’t so bad, he wouldn’t be so angry when he comes home; it isn’t his fault he lost his temper.”). Not that there aren’t exceptions, but most of the companies I’ve observed cut employee hours and insurance because they have an excuse to do what they wanted to do in the first place, not because they were forced to.

  14. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 3 years ago

    Zing!

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    A bit premature calling PPASA “a disaster” since it was designed originally by the Heritage Foundation. Still does the basics, pay tax payer money to the insurance corps.
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    So many want to sign up it is jamming the sites. Give them time. Soon you will never get rid of since it also helps people previously not helped by our mad hatter market based system.

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