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Steve Breen

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  1. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 3 years ago

    You people are terrified that Obamacare will be a success, which it will be.

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Option B is only for the Tea Party minority.

  3. Bill Bezemek

    Bill Bezemek said, almost 3 years ago

    Things will be better in health care once the gov is running it. Look at Amtrak and the US Post Office. Not!

  4. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    they are closing up shop next year because of Obamacare
    .
    Prove it, troll.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Nice deflection David. New York is a rarity in that rates there were already particularly high and they will fall some… Not nearly as much as your little picture shows but some (about 14% on average).
    Unfortunately, the vast majority of people across the US will see an average 24% INCREASE in their premium costs under Obamacare.
    That doesn’t include that you likely won’t be able to get or keep the insurance you have or want, won’t be able to see the medical provider(s) you want, and basically do much of anything else Obama lied about before this porker of an insult to America was passed.

  6. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, almost 3 years ago

    and what is wrong with government mandated healthcare?gly
    The VA is exactly that, and though ponderous, it works
    amazingly well.

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Prove it!

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Fine, there’s a source. Use the interactive map too. The bulk of the states are seeing increases in policy costs.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/09/04/interactive-map-in-13-states-plus-d-c-individual-health-premiums-will-increase-by-an-average-of-24/

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    That is very big of you to admit that. I thank you for your candor and for the polite discussion you have made better by it.

    Thank you.

  10. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    It won’t collapse under its own weight….don’t worry, Steve. It will, hopefully,ultimately lead instead to a single payer national health care plan.

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Enoki

    The article and interactive map you linked to state the data they used to compare were the cheapest plans for that state. Such plans most likely don’t meet the ACA guidelines. If the insurance companies have to “beef up” their lowest tier plans to meet the new guidelines, of course the premiums for those plans will rise. That should be obvious.

    What I don’t see are comparisons of the rates for mid and top tier insurance plans—the plans that already meet or exceed the ACA guidelines. If insurance plans already meet or exceed the new guidelines and insurance companies are limited to how much of the premiums can be spent on non-health care related overhead, why would said compliant insurance plans see a large rate hike?

  12. Barc O'Dez

    Barc O'Dez said, almost 3 years ago

    1. I was fooled by the article the first time I read it too. The article states that the rates are lower than expected. Not lower than previous years. 2. Many of the comparisons are for people who currently pay. It doesn’t take into account those who didn’t have to who now do. And finally, 3. constant sources are comparing to rates to current year, without considering that many companies have seen up to 40% increases in the last 2 years in anticipation of Obamacare. I haven’t seen any sources that don’t want to pad the numbers one way or the other.

  13. Harolynne

    Harolynne GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Of course, there’s Option D: it’s a success in the same way that social security (there are very few aged folks living in poverty anymore) and Medicare (old people get pretty good health care with little fraud) are.

    Given the Republicans crazy about this, I’d bet on D!

  14. Donald Caskey

    Donald Caskey said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m with Harolynne: option D seems likely (remember that Social Security and Medicare were controversial when passed, but who would kill them now — or decline to accept them in their declining years?)

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