Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 6 months ago

    The Big Lie!

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    There seem to be some big winners and some big losers from the ACA. And absolutely no reliable information on how many of each or any factual details of any kind.


    The Obamabots still thrill to the 1 Oct press conference: ‘This young woman has a brain tumour, and before, she could not afford to see a physician. Now she’ll pay less than $100 a month and have full access to the best healthcare in America. And this will be true for all Americans thanks to the PPACA.’ Plus, ‘The ACA has reduced the growth in the cost of healthcare spending to the lowest level it has ever been since anyone has kept any statistics.’


    The Tea types say the ACA means death panels, $1 trillion a year added to the deficit, and gaol if you can’t pay the penalty of $5,000 a year.


    Rather a deficit of truth.


    Mr Rall tells about the only story that sounds true, with the exception of the first panel. About 10 weeks after they figured out how bad the website was, the toll-free numbers started working, and people may have been signed up. If the website never works but all Americans can get affordable care via paper and snailmail, the ACA will still be a major success, and a great achievement for Obama. If the ACA plans prove unaffordable and the real coverage highly limited, THEN it’s a massive failure. Either way, the website is, ultimately, a minor aspect of the overall success or failure of the ACA.

  3. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, 6 months ago

    I’m just going to pay the fine. It’s the only thing I can afford.

  4. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Michael wme from the ACA"

    Obamacare, come on, it was Obamacare when he was Liar to get re elected,

    “The Tea types say the ACA means death panels, $1 trillion a year added to the deficit, "
    No Now Obama’s own numbers say 1.8 – 2.6 TRILLION. Just like Paul Ryan said during the debate before this was passed in middle of the night.
    " About 10 weeks after they figured out how bad the website was,"
    Yep, Pets.com 2.0 expect Pets.com only blew 300 million, not close to a billion, and it worked for 3 years not took 3 years to fail, had a cool sock puppet mascot and Obamacare has a sock puppet death panel “some live some die” subilaouse lady.
    “Either way, the website is, ultimately, a minor aspect of the overall success or failure of the ACA.”
    That is partly true, but Obamacare/ACA/Fail Price is what will make it fail, just like Pets.com

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    carrot said, 32 minutes ago
    It’s a tax. Nothing more.
    it is a tax/penalty before it was a penalty/tax? Or is it a penalty only after the 16,000 IRS agents that were hired find your and garnish your refund check. Then it is a tax credit to pay for what you did not buy.

  6. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 6 months ago

    Obamacare was a tax as long as its basic constitutionality was being argued in front of the Supreme Court. After the Court said it’s OK cause it’s a tax, now it’s not a tax because if it was it would be unconstitutional because the bill did not start in the House.

  7. phredturner

    phredturner said, 6 months ago

    NOTHING in “Obamacare” lowers the cost or improves the quality of health care

  8. foofinho

    foofinho said, 6 months ago

    In an alternate universe, maybe Obama is actually leading the country!

  9. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 6 months ago

    I’m not sure which side is supposed to be the ridiculous side.
    .
    Is the guy saying that his rates went up more than his subsidies saying something ridiculous (it’s quite possible)
    .
    If so then is the guy who is saying “Yeah. but subsidies” saying something reasonable? Or is he also saying something ridiculous? In which case, what is the point other than, “Both sides don’t know wtf they’re talking about so why bother?” (which fits Ted’s “both parties suck so don’t vote, that’ll show ‘them’, then ‘they’ will change the system!” Gen Gimme mindset. “I’m smarter than you because I don’t believe either of you, and that’s all the smart I have to be. I don’t have to be faster then the bear…”)

  10. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The ACA is working in those states that are trying to make it work. If your state is controlled by people who are doing everything they can to make it unworkable, you probably do need to move to another state, or— radical idea—- vote for people who put your best interests first instead of the Republican party’s.

  11. Hectoruno

    Hectoruno said, 6 months ago

    Healthcare.gov. looks up your past tax returns. It asks if you expect your 2014 earning will be the same and figures what you will owe in 2015 based on your answers.
    it does this with all members of your household. Once it figures this it determines if you get a subsidy. It then links to several insurance companies for your state to give you plan costs minus the subsidy and how much you will need to pay each month. Once you pick a plan the information is sent to the insurance company and the IRS. I think this is slightly more complex than anything PETCO does.

  12. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Hectoruno

    http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2014/01/03/Obamacare-Websites-Still-Not-Fixed-Poll-Finds
    ..
    and it still does not work! Pets.com worked for 3 years right out of the box..in the 90’s with more then 200 online at any given time..with dial up!
    Why Yes Obamacare web site is a little more complex. But I have seen the reports that it could have worked for under 2 million.
    And now at least you have the terms right “subsidies” Free money, Obama is passing out free money. All you have to do is work out the taxes for a year in advance and hope you are not wrong. Good luck there small business and independent contractors. We all know how nice the IRS is when you get your numbers wrong. Better guess right in order to get your right subsidy,free money.

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Hectoruno

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/08/14/obamacare_subsidies.html"
    Obama going to take from them evil rich R’s and give me the “poor” money….

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    SINGLE PAYER is the best, cheapest, least complicated way of health care for all, not just most as the enforced Capitalist PPACA is .

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @David people participate in health insurance is one step closer to the ultimate solution of a single payer system."

    So you admit Obama is a political LIAR! He said he wanted single payer when debating against Hillarycare. Then Once he got the nomination and Hillarycare 2.0/Obamacare came around he stated that this was not a way to “single payer”/Governmental control. Nope this is it. You can keep it! You will save 2,500 you can keep the doc. Are all LIES right? because now that it is blowing up in Obama’s and Liberals Faces You want to go back to Single Payer. But when was it a good idea? When Obama was arguing against Hillarycare or when he was hocking Obamacare?
    I say it has always been a bad idea. Right now Obamacare is bankrupting the pay method. Single payer would kill off the rest of the health care in this country.

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