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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    I lost my brother Tom to liver disease in 2013, age 62, pre ACA. Over his last two years, I cannot tell you how difficult it was for him to get healthcare, basic, adequate, timely, affordable, reliable healthcare.
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    I would not wish Tom’s demise on anybody, but the RepubliCons do.

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, he set a new standard for boorish behavior and worthless interviews by a President. Future Presidents will have to work very hard to lower the standard further.

  3. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    This is the kind of thing that gives conservative PACs heartburn. They spend millions and the President does something like this and has a huge impact with the younger generation. Who says he isn’t smart.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    If Obamacare worked then Obama and his administration wouldn’t continually push back the dates to start portions of it mandated by law. The employer mandate has been pushed back now until Obama is out of office. He knows full well that its implementation will be a disaster many times the magnitude of the individual mandate.
    It isn’t the crappy website that is the fundamental problem with this law, it is the law itself. It was badly written, includes numerous high cost provisions (like the pre-existing condition mandate, or the one-size-fits-all style of coverage), job killing items (like the 30 hour number on what workers have to be covered), and economic disincentives like taxes on medical devices.
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    It is a bad law written by idiots and fosited on the American people by morons.

  5. Kip W

    Kip W said, over 2 years ago

    The GOP loves its failed solutions. More tax cuts! More show votes to repeal health care! More grandstanding!

    The GOP itself is a failed solution, as its core gets more ancient, more senile, and more dead.

    I expect the Kochs have contingency plans and are investing in Democratic politicians to cover their bets for the long run. Lucky us.

  6. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 2 years ago

    Who designed the basic concept of “Obamacare”? That’s right, Mitt Romney.
    He instituted it while he was the governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  7. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, over 2 years ago

    @wmconelly

    I lost Five family members before ACA to various forms of cancer. I know the pain and now that I have been forced to join the ACA thanks to Obamacare regulations that said my employee provided health care did not meet the standards I now pay more for less coverage and will not be able to pay for the deductibles if one family member has to be hospitalized. MY Hospitalization deductible under ACA went from $5000 for Family to $5000 and individual. How is that affordable? ACA is not about reform it’s about control.

  8. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, over 2 years ago

    if it was not the finest then why did the wealthy from all over the world come to America for health care. I guess you like the single payer system until like the English you have to wait 3 to 6 months for a doctors appointment for anything other than an emergency( that’s what their hospitals are for now.

  9. wbr

    wbr said, over 2 years ago

    the insurance companies cancelled the policies with the gov holding a gun to their head

  10. swilkins

    swilkins GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    DOn’t worry, my next cartoon will be on North Ikea… as soon as I figure out the politics of THEIR Congress.

  11. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    Just a little tidbit for your edification. When people say their insurance was cancelled because of the ACA, they are not saying that the ACA mandated the closures, just that the cost increase was so significant that insurance companies no longer found it profitable. That’s the reason mine was cancelled and that’s the reason my wife will lose her insurance.
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    Did not see the interview, but wasn’t Obama telling the American people that they needed to cancel their cable TV and cell phones to pay for the ACA? Apparently it saved very few people money…
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    @wmconelly – I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my mother to cancer. She had access to health care, it wasn’t very good.
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    @Ted Lind – well thought out post again. Your right about the president being smart, the concern of those to the right of him is cost. He’s already asking us to give up cable TV and our cell phones. What if we can’t afford the increased costs and DON’T have cable TV and only have a cell phone? What does he propose I give up? He said it was going to be affordable and he lied…
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    …well it’s affordable for some, just not for most.

  12. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    “What we should have done was this .
    Institute the Canadian health plan in Connecticut(as an example) and then , 5 years later, compare the two..”
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    You are absolutely right. Had single payer or whatever type plan start with “left” leaning states that are used to high levels of taxation, it would have been a better “canary” to see how such a system would function. If voters liked it then it could be tried on “swing” states with lower levels of taxation. Then one could determine how to best serve the country as opposed to one size fits all, or some pay less, most pay more approach.
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    Where the heck were you when this whole mess started?

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