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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Yep, and Caribou Barbie supports it.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 6 months ago

    I lost a brother to liver disease last year, age 62, pre ACA. I cannot tell you how difficult it was for him to get healthcare, basic, adequate, timely, affordable, reliable healthcare.
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    I would not wish Tom’s demise on anybody else. The RepubliCons do.

  3. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    “If they would rather die, . . . they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.”
    ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

  4. michael

    michael GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The old insurance was disease roulette… You just prayed you didn’t catch something that wasn’t covered. On my old policy the doctors thought I had MS but couldn’t diagnose it until I had MRIs every several months for a year. The only problem was an MRI was $2,000 and not covered on my policy, and I couldn’t afford a series of them. My new post-Obamacare policy does cover them so I’ll be able to find out and seek treatment if needed.

  5. bawana

    bawana said, 6 months ago

    Why does everyone fear death panels? When our useful/productive years are over, we NEED TO DIE. That is probebly the biggest problem this planet will ever face- overpopulation from old/useless/non productive/ food and fuel consuming humans. At our current point in evolution, these bodys are shot(for most folks) around 65-75 years old. “medical science” can keep us sucking up natural resources for an extra 20 years or more.

  6. totalloser

    totalloser GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    We already have overpopulation. We need to decrease the worlds population by 1-2 billion people.
    As to death panels they already exist it is when your insurance company tells you they will not cover your medication or tests. They are determining that your life is to costly to prolong so die.
    So in a sense the Republicans and Tea Party are for death panels. Universal single payer would get rid of them

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, 6 months ago

    Like that is really the choice here. Government run health care is the worst choice there is.

  8. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    One has to realize insurance companies are like any other company, they are in business for only one reason, to make money. One look at their corporate campuses will tell you they are doing just fine. The main reason for this is they maximize the healthy people they insure and minimize the sick ones. Just makes business sense. Without regulation they could simply carefully screen all applicants to make sure they are well and then drop those who dare to get ill.

  9. Jon L-ski

    Jon L-ski said, 6 months ago

    Of course the cartoon forgot to mention the huge pile of DEBT that goes along with the choice on the left. One that the kids really have no chance of every being able to pay and one which they did little to create but will be saddled with nonetheless.

  10. Markhop53

    Markhop53 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    What obamacare? They keep postponing the implementation to make sure the dems survive the 2014 elections. There are as many or more people uninsured now than ever.

  11. Psychedelic Donut

    Psychedelic Donut GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Joadtom; What suggestions have the Republicans made, other than “cancel it all”?

    Obamacare, as originally intended, would probably work fine. Separate marketplaces as a concessions to Republicans and Insurance lobbyists are hurting it, and a lot of people along the way.

    And TO ALL THOSE THAT COMMENT ABOUT CANCELLED POLICIES: It is the insurance companies that are taking advantage of the situation and cancelling lesser profitable policies, rather than simply modifying them to fit new requirements.

  12. Cinque

    Cinque said, 6 months ago

    The Republican alternative to the ACA: Healthcare for the wealthy and for the rest of us it’s a long, dark tunnel that grows darker as you approach the end.

  13. Psychedelic Donut

    Psychedelic Donut GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    A friend of my wife was born with brain problems (no retardation, she is fully functional) but pre-ACA she could not purchase insurance of any sort for less than $8,000 per MONTH.

  14. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    I know some 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 know no one, zero, zilch who has been harmed by Obamacare. The ones they interview of Fox turn out to either be lying or too stupid to figure out the system. I can’t see the downside that the rightwingers are trying desperately to find. It doesn’t seem to actually exist.

  15. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Jon L-ski

    The nonpartisan, independent CBC says that Obamacare will lower the government’s cost for medical care.

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