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Steve Breen

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  1. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    arsenic?

  2. Zin Rosenblum

    Zin Rosenblum said, about 1 year ago

    I read KS has no insider savvy, what’s up with that?

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Gore Bane

    “Unless you’re one of the 80 million who took the trouble to provide for yourself but now has lost or will lose your health care altogether as a result of the individual or employer mandates. If you are, you’re probably facing death from cancer or other high-cost diseases. The low-information liberals consider you to be a bump in the road, and they don’t mind saying so on these pages.”

    The claim of 80 million losing coverage, is almost certainly inflated. It is a prediction, not the current reality. There is a real problem with finding the right balance between acceptable coverage & costs. Obama has already delayed the provisions that would cause people to lose their plans. I expect conservatives will wait until after next year’s elections to start looking at how they want to address the issue.

    People who have serious diseases like cancer are clear winners under the ACA. Up till recently, unless you were already in a pretty decent insurance plan, you were looking at caps, cancellations, bankruptcy and so on.

    Pick up enough seats next year, & conservatives will be well positioned to curb features of the ACA they dislike. Personally, I’d be more willing to trust conservatives if they had used honest arguments & made honest efforts at improving the ACA. Instead we got low information diatribes about death panels & socialism, coupled with time wasting repeal efforts.

  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @SkepticCal

    “Note to Kathleen Sebelius: “A cougar does not change its spots””

    Yeah… nothing misogynist about that remark. Keep courting those women voters. /sarcasm

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Uncle Joe

    The claim of 80 million losing coverage, is almost certainly inflated. It is a prediction, not the current reality.
    But we were told that 85% liked what they had. Obama knew the “prediction” that 80 million had to lose what they had in order to fund his Obamacare. Obama knew and told us that he needed 7 million to sign up with 2.7 being healthy and young. In order to do that you NEED at least 14 million to be kicked off what they had. The 80 million comes when the employer mandate kicks in. You know the employer mandate that is so great Obama illegally proclaimed they could wait another year..till after the 2014 elections… Yeb, he knew he only needed those who had what they liked to be kicked off.
    He then told us that he was the judge and what you had was not worthy, here is a higher price lower coverage plan you deserve. That is how he did not lie.

  6. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Yeah… nothing misogynist about that remark. Keep courting those women voters. /sarcasm"
    Any women who would look up to her as a reason to vote is already the abused women who can not leave the man. So what is your point?

  7. Aged Puppy

    Aged Puppy said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn – 5 million or 80 million makes no difference if you’re one of them…

  8. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, about 1 year ago

    Plans are being “cancelled” by the insurance companies because they do not want to grandfather those plans. In other cases, the “cancellations” are that they are being moved to other plans, state exchanges, or are presented with various options for continuation. Even before the ACA, private insurers have changed plan offerings and rates, with a required notification (typically 90 days). What we’re seeing now is it all being done at the same time, as the market rules have changed (such as the mandate that carriers cover at least 60% of healthcare costs) to get rid of “junk” insurance policies – those that have little or no value, and are designed to scam consumers.
    .
    And the usual conservatives are screaming and ranting non-stop, of course, and offer zero useful suggestions. A single-payer option would have been the best way to go, but hey, that’s socialism, so we’re stuck with trying to get private insurers to provide affordable health care to all.
    .
    Regardless, let’s see, googled “number of persons losing coverage under obamacare” and came up with…
    52 million (TownHall.com – conservative site)
    23-41 million (McClatchyDC.com – conservative site)
    7-14 million (1 mill in CA, CaliforniaHealthline – neutral site)
    80 million (FOXnews.com – duh?)
    Not possible to tell (CNN.com – neutral)
    57 million (Heritage.com – conservative)
    More than 2 million, most of which will have better policies (CBSnews.com – neutral)
    4.5 mill now but more than 100 mill later (TheNewAmerican.com – uber conservative)
    300k FL residents lose insurance (PolitiFact – rated “mostly false”)
    16 mill (WeeklyStandard.com – conservative)
    100 mill (NewsMax.com – ultra conservative)
    7 to 12 mill (WashingtonPost.com)
    Approx 5-6 mill (BusinessWeek.com – conservative)
    1.5 mill, and less than 1% will pay more in insurance premiums (cnbc.com – neutral)
    8-9 mill ? (cnsnews.com) – conservative)
    15 mill (MotherJones.com – liberal)
    129 mill (DailyCaller.com – conservative)
    .
    …and there are many others. Point is, the law is new and better than what we had before, regardless of the screaming rants being posted by the usual conservatives.

  9. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, about 1 year ago

    And by the way, our uber-conservative San Diego rag, The Union Tribune in today’s Sunday edition printed a multi-page special on Steve Breen’s political cartoons over the years. Breen measures on the right side of the conservative meter, but nowhere near the likes of Payne or Ramirez.

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Zuhlamon

    Even before the ACA, private insurers have changed plan offerings .."
    Obamacare, come on you can write it, Obamacare, what are you afraid to put Obamacare because it is the same as a LIE or Failure?..
    “Even before the ACA, private insurers have changed plan offerings and rates, with a required notification (typically 90 days).”
    Yes but not two months after Obamacare was passed the rules were changed in that if your policy was changed you were to be dropped. That is where Obama LIED! He knew this, his handlers KNEW THIS! This was changed so you could NOT keep it! In doing so OBAMACARE became the defecto judge and jury on what is and could be. Not the standers that were but now Obamacare was the law of the land and people who liked what they had (85% according to Obama) where being denied what they had!
    “to get rid of “junk” insurance policies – those that have little or no value, and are designed to scam consumers.”
    Tell that to those who were getting the best Cancer treatment in NY! Those hospitals are no longer covered! Obamacare got them kicked off what they had!
    " Point is, the law is new and better than what we had before,"
    PROVE IT! It was a Fail when Paul Ryan told Obama his numbers where wrong! it would cost 3 times what Obama preached it would be! It was a FAIL when it was passed in the middle of the night without 1 R vote! It was a FAIL when 20000 pages was tunred into 2,000,000 pages of rules regulations and red tape! It is a Fail of Pets.com 2.0 blowing billion $$$$. It was and still is a FAIL!

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Zuhlamon

    Does this read like a screaming rant to you?

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/21/Top-Cancer-Hospital-Not-Included-on-Any-Obamacare-Plans-Sold-in-New-York

  12. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    http://patdollard.com/2013/11/quality-hospitals-will-not-serve-patients-with-obamacare-website-policies/

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Of course the Republican plans will just offer you bromine gas through your canula.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    You can’t have health-care, but we can get your kid a gun…or fracked water…or have his legs blown off in a “doctored” war. Republicans, the can’t do party.

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    sorry, unless you pay for little sue’s birth control, you can not have that.

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