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Steve Breen

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    Funny. The Romney Obama care has been in effect in Massachusetts for 6 years now and all the affiliated ‘spoons’ are working fine. Just saying…

  2. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 3 years ago

    It’s a conservative, free-market, private-enterprise idea to fix the lack of a free market in health care. Conservatives should be for it. Oh! That’s right! It’s a conservative, Heritage foundation idea! The conservatives do not hate it for anything that’s actually in it. They hate it because it’s their solution, but they were unable to enact it, so Obama’s getting the credit for an excellent, free-market plan. That’s why they need to complain about things (higher premiums, death panels) that aren’t actually happening in the real world.

  3. eepatt

    eepatt said, about 3 years ago


    . They are the insuranceBut death panels have existed(and still do). They are the employees of the private insurance companies who deny you the benefits that you thought you had paid for.

  4. eepatt

    eepatt said, about 3 years ago

    Sorry! Bad proofreading.
    But death panels have existed and still do. They are the employees of private insurance companies who deny you the benefits that you thouhgt you had paid for. Despite Ms Palin’s assertions to the contrary, death panels do not exist in
    the ACA.

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 3 years ago


    There are not 350,000,000 in Mass. And, I bet that the Mass law was less than 2,500 pages.

  6. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 3 years ago


    Will it still be free market when it becomes single payer?

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Newt Gingrich was at the RNC meeting in Boston, Wednesdy. He asked of Congressional Republicans – “What is your positive replacement for Obamacare?”
    He answered his own question – “they will have zero answer.”
    He also said the following – “Republicans are too caught up in a culture where as long as we’re negative and as long as we’re vicious and as long as we can tear down our opponent, we don’t have to learn anything — and so we don’t.”
    How can moderate Republicans in the mold of John Warner, Olympia Snow, Ronald Reagan, & Dick Lugar be elected in the environment described by Mr. Gingrich?
    How can moderate ideas be advanced by either party in such an environment?

  8. dave_at_efi

    dave_at_efi GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I’m tired of the negativity of this strip. Delete.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    You’ve a good name, Lookinside.
    It is often by looking inside at the details we can make the most informed decisions.
    The numbers you quote are the ones I hear and objective sources showing Despised’s number are non existent.
    Of my own circle of acquaintances, the opinion people have on healthcare is largely the same as they have of Obama himself. If they dislike him or his party, they dislike healthcare. However, as time passes, I hear more people saying they don’t like Obama, but the healthcare has helped someone they know. I do not know ANYONE who is for the ACA who doesn’t believe it’s flawed and who think it needs to be remodeled/repaired/replaced with something real and lasting without ‘loopholes’.
    It is important that those who are ‘educating’ others about this policy use links and sources. Mikefive, Michaelwme, Mickey, and numerous others are good about educating us unwashed masses and I am grateful for all of them.

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “Will it still be free market when it becomes single payer?”

    The British have single payer, and still allow the purchase of private insurance. I would like to see an opt-in government run health insurance. Those who want to participate can opt-in, those who don’t can purchase private insurance.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago


    " It’s a conservative, Heritage foundation idea!"

    This is a falsehood that seems to have a life that won’t leave it. I’ve posted the following almost ad nauseam. I hate to see people having bad information and think that they have correct information. Soooo, here it is again. Excerpts from a friend of the court filing:

    APPEAL NOS. 11-11021 & 11-11067
    STATE OF FLORIDA, by and through Attorney General Pam Bondi, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees / Cross Appellants,
    UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, et al., Defendants-Appellants / Cross Appellees.

    Heritage policy experts never supported an unqualified mandate like that in the PPACA. Their prior support for a qualified mandate was limited to catastrophic coverage (true insurance that is precisely what the PPACA forbids), coupled with tax relief for all families and other reforms that are conspicuously absent from the PPACA. Since then, a growing body of research has provided a strong basis to conclude that any government insurance mandate is not only unnecessary, but is a bad policy option. Moreover, Heritage’s legal scholars have been consistent in explaining that the type of mandate in the PPACA is unconstitutional.3 In short, The Heritage Foundation opposes the PPACA individual mandate as unwise policy and as unconstitutional legislation.

    It is difficult to understand why the United States would, in a brief putatively discussing the constitutionality of the insurance mandate, quote a 21-year-old policy statement which was abandoned and subsequently called a “serious mistake” by the institutional issuers of that statement,….

  12. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 3 years ago

    “……We need to swallow our pride and copy Germany or Japan…or Canada…
    IMO, our attitude stands in the way……”
    Well said! One thing about being a late follower is that you get to learn from others. Taiwan set out to implement a healthcare plan at the same time as the Republicans were shooting down Hillarycare for various partisan reasons. The Taiwanese had a consultant study world systems and make recommendations. Today they have one of the best healthcare systems in the world.
    But, that won’t work unless the U.S. keeps an open mind and is willing to learn from others.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago


    I always appreciate the efforts you make to support your comments, Mike. I have learned much from you over the last months.
    Thank you.

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    You forgot Reagan, Molon.
    Mussolini said that fascism would be better described as corporatism.
    To what degree would you like to see the democrat "enemies’ opposed and defeated?
    Is there any room in YOUR America for RINOs, Independents, and Progressives?
    What shall you do with the liberals, Molon?

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Thank YOU, C.

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