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Stuart Carlson

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  1. benbrilling

    benbrilling GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    The finest facts that money can buy.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    Yep the billionaire Libertarians want to make sure only those who have lots of money can benefit from our medical system. Some real sweethearts who’s daddy got his millions from working with the great mass murderer— Joseph Dingishvili Stalin

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Heavens forbid the GOP ever woke up & started doing something about the real problems with the ACA, like people who live in areas without a doctor that accepts their insurance or limited choice in policies.

    For millions, the ACA is a major improvement. After years of futility, the GOP hangs on to the impossible dream of repeal. This time next year, any Congressman who tries to repeal will be about as popular as the ones who want to repeal Medicare & Social Security.

  4. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    LOVE IT, Carlson!
    Sadly, this is a LOT truer then the Republicans will EVER admit!

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, 8 months ago

    The nice thing is, if you “live in areas without a doctor that accepts your insurance,” you can switch policies after finding out which insurance your doctor accepts. That is, unless you made the fatal error of living in a red state, where there’s less choice and competition due to Republican sabotage.

  6. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 8 months ago

    Harry Reid must have a direct cable into these people’s heads.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    No he is rarely seen on tv.

  8. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    This looks a lot like an ad that is running continually in Michigan. The woman in question is an actual cancer (leukemia) patient, but is giving misleading information in this ad which is sponsored by the Koch brothers: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/koch-group-wont-back-anti-obamacare-ad

  9. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 8 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    No. Corporations are not people, prove to me they are by having Texas execute one. Super pacs should not be allowed on either side. Funding source should be clearly spelled out, and not some shadow organization. Media used to be required to give equal time to both sides, we need to go back to that. Wasn’t it Colin Powell’s son in charge when the equal time rule was tossed out?
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    Nobody is stopping republicans from “doing it”. Again, the republicans are not being stopped from putting on ridiculous, misleading advertisements spewing misinformation and fear.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    ’Toon is spot on.

  11. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, 8 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    Chuckles, I’d love to have a free and open media where everyone has an equal say. Republicans have made that impossible. Because I don’t like weapons doesn’t mean I’m obligated to disarm unilaterally.

  12. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I know some actual people who have been effected by Obamacare. There’s my aunt. She had a rough time getting a job because she’s diabetic and potential employers didn’t want to deal with the insurance issues involved. Now she has her own insurance and a new job. Then there’s my niece, who can stay on her parent’s plan until she’s 26. Until Obamacare, she didn’t have insurance. Personally, Obamacare is closing the donut hole on my Medicare, which means it will pay for a lot of medication that would have been my problem before Obamacare. And, there’s my brother who was staying on a job he only needed for the insurance because his wife has chronic respiratory problems and if she had gotten really bad it would have wiped out their savings. Now he has Obamacare and he’s retired. Another person who has benefited is the lady who took the job he no longer needed. I don’t personally know of anyone who has had a problem with Obamacare, and those who are featured on TV so far have turned out to either being lying or too stupid to actually check out how it works. So, if you folks who are screaming about how bad Obamacare is have some actual cases of people who have been harmed and offset all of these benefits, put up or shut up.

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, 8 months ago

    @masterskrain

    Just because some lefty says the ads are false, doesn’t mean that the ACA has not harmed more people than it’s helped.
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    My family is among those hurt by it.

  14. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, 8 months ago

    @echoraven
    Explain how they are hurt by it. I hear these statements all the time including from the father-in-law and brother-in-law. I ask them to explain the specifics and none are forth coming aside from my brother-in-law losing his medical plan when he was going to lose it already due to redefinition. He failed to mention he’s lost other policies due to renegotiation by his health insurance company prior to the ACA.

  15. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Let me start off with that I believe that America has had and still does have extremely poor health care policies. Because I briefly considered a job in Germany, I looked into their health care system and think it is quite superior to anything we have or ever had. My wife and I are in favor of such a system for the US, and have been for decades.

    So we are not Obamabots (my wife detests Obama), nor are we those who oppose any plan to cover the public.

    Because California’s then governator (Arnie) was smart enough to fast track setting up for ACA, Covered California has worked much better than what those in the mostly red states have experienced. I had one glitch, but was able to register on CC very quickly.

    I was forced (but not by Obama) to change my existing health plan to another starting February. That was why I had to sign up for ACA. Again, it took little time to sign up for the insurance plan.

    However:

    My new plan costs $500 /month more than the previous plan, and my primary care physician, my cardiologist and another specialist I was seeing are all out of network. And my deductibles are more than twice what they were under my previous plan (which was a very good one).

    I chose a more expensive plan because I wanted to be able to go the my local hospital instead of another one that has a less than wonderful reputation. I can get my meds “cheaper” on this plan. Quotes, of course, because my monthly costs, including meds, are still higher than the previous plan.

    Luckily for me, I only have to have ACA for 3 months, and then I will be on Medicare. (BTW, both my wife, and the health insurance agent we have dealt with in getting signed up for Medicare agree that there was at least one very good provision in the ACA that helps with Medicare costs. So there are is wheat amongst the chaff.)

    My wife is an RN at a small surgery center. She handled medical billing for a little while (becoming a certified medical biller), but also deals with patients directly in getting information on what their insurance covers or doesn’t cover. She knew that there were going to be big problems well before ACA started. And she was right.

    Almost daily, my wife talks to patients who have switched to ACA, some of them thinking it was going to be such a great deal, who are now discovering that their doctors are out of network. Yes, you can keep your doctors, if you are willing to pay the full price that was previously mostly covered by your previous insurance.

    So, while some of those Republican commercials may be bogus and discredited, there really are people out there who are adversely affected by ACA.

    And it will get worse once the employers have to get on board. My wife said even before I signed up, that the fecal matter will really hit the fan when that happens.
    (And for what it is worth, the now banned (rightly, I believe) Doctor Warbucks posted that his wife, also a medical person, said the same thing.)

    The truth is that the ACA is a plan that was created by political hacks, not by people who actually live in the real world. Those same hacks hear a lot from the insurance lobbyists. At this point, the ACA really benefits insurance companies, who are making out like bandits because they charge a lot and pay for almost nothing.

    One reason old plans are going away is that they were not “compliant.” So some 50 year old male’s previous plan may not have covered pregnancy, and it had to be eliminated, to his detriment, (Just an example of what could happen.) Neither party would address silliness like that mostly because the republicans were too busy on totally useless votes. Both sides take the “my way or the highway” stands.

    My wife has said repeatedly that those relatively small numbers of people who were intended to be helped could have been helped by a plan aimed at them, leaving the rest of the system intact.

    Instead, a vast rupture in the system was made. That never happens without adverse consequences. For that, you can blame both parties. The republicans for not wanting anything, (which is just stupid) and the democrats for rushing a hack job through (also stupid).

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