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Ted Rall

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  1. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, about 1 year ago

    A payday loan will usually also strip your hide pretty much like paraneoplastic pemphigus.

  2. MiepR

    MiepR said, about 1 year ago

    Like teeth.

  3. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I got paraneoplastic pemphigus but I treated it myself using pet medications, which are 10 times cheaper.

  4. SwimsWithSharks

    SwimsWithSharks GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Were you equally outraged by Bush’s Medicare Part D, which was in effect a trillion dollar giveaway to the pharmaceutical industry?

  5. edclectic

    edclectic said, about 1 year ago

    Next!

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    “The OTaxCare bill will be an average bill of $20,000 to each American family.”

    And you get that number from…… where? My insurance plan already exceeds the minimum standards mandated by the so called Obamacare (which was originally conceived by the Heritage Foundation and endorsed by Republicans up until the Democrats agreed to it). If my health insurance exceeds the minimum standards, and the insurance company isn’t allowed to spend more than 20% of the premiums on “overhead” costs, why would my premiums skyrocket as some pseudo-conservatives claim. How is it going to cost your alleged $20,000?

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    hey Jase, perhaps Ms. Ima just reads headlines.

    Here is an interesting article.

    http://www.factcheck.org/2013/03/obamacare-to-cost-20000-a-family/

    Now, I had a wonderful employer plan before retirement. I contributed a measly $2400 a year in premiums, a $20 co-pay for doc visits and a $5 co-pay for pharmaceuticals. Then I went on Medicare.

    it’s a lot different.

    I had to regulate myself so I could quit taking all the drugs that did it for me.

    More exercise, less food, balanced diet, self control on sweets. It was worth it.

    Drop this nonsense law and move to single payer. You could write the rules on one page.

  8. paetzold

    paetzold said, about 1 year ago

    @SwimsWithSharks

    I was equally outraged by Bush’s Medicare Part D.

  9. Patrick JB Flynn

    Patrick JB Flynn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Yes to single payer.
    Remove the profit mongers from healthcare and many of the problems will go away. Unfortunately America dug this hole a long time ago and it will take nothing short of a revolution to lift us out. Don’t think our sacred right to vote’s going to do it as that institution is rigged as well, thanks to gerrymandering and to a less than supreme court ruling allowing obscene amounts of payola into the coffers that grease the pasty palms of the corporatists, so-called representatives running for office.

  10. Ivan Araque

    Ivan Araque GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    As a government employee, I get insurance – and I’m still seeing my doctor in Dominican Republic, where I go for vacation. Regular testing for everything from AIDS to triglycerides was $50 the last time I checked. I had some kidney stones removed with ultrasound – $1,000, done in hours. By comparison, I had been going to see an urologist in the Upper East Side who had me coming for six months without coming to a conclusion/diagnose. I’m so sure he was squeezing my insurance out of every penny he could, but it was terrifying to realize that my life is worth NOTHING for health professionals in this country.

  11. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Patrick JB Flynn

    Why didn’t the Democrats set up the ACA as a Single Payer System?

    Where was your ire when Democrats used gerrymandering to favor Democrat Candidates?

  12. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    Get your Dr visits in NOW, because thanks to Obama(non)Care you will have to wait about a year to see an actual doctor.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    “Why didn’t the Democrats set up the ACA as a Single Payer System?”

    Simple. Because they knew it couldn’t pass. And as it is socialized medicine, and people who wouldn’t know socialism if it bit them on the ass were so busy calling the administration “socialist” anyway, it was doomed from the start.

    The idea to reform health care started in the Nixon administration, but for over 30 years, the insurance lobby had kept it at bay. The Democratic strategy was to use Republican ideas (Romneycare and the Individual Mandate that is the centerpiece for Medicare Part D) in an effort to get them to go along. Funny thing about expecting Republicans to go along with anything….It was a decent strategy on paper, but didn’t work.

    You will notice that Republicans always say “repeal and replace”, but they have no replacement plan. Or maybe it’s with the tax loopholes they say they’ll close, but no one knows what they are.

    As far as gerrymandering: I don’t like it regardless of who is doing it. People should be elected because the people want them there, not because the voting districts are twisted into bizarre shapes to provide a theoretical advantage. Of course, gerrymandering wouldn’t mean a thing if people would vote for the candidate based on issues, etc., rather than just looking for an “R” or a “D” after their names.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Where do you get that number $20,000 from?

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Q: Did the IRS say that the cheapest health insurance plan under the federal health care law would cost $20,000 per family?


    A: No. The IRS used $20,000 in a hypothetical example to illustrate how it will calculate the tax penalty for a family that fails to obtain health coverage as required by law. Treasury says the figure “is not an estimate of premiums.”
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    The bogus number came from the Conservative Media Research Center) with the headline: “IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family.” But the IRS made no such declaration about the future cost of health insurance plans.
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    Yet another example of how Reich Wing “news” sources using propaganda over truth.
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    Thanx to Bruce4671 for pointing the way.

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