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Tom Toles

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  1. PainterArt

    PainterArt GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    Yeah the strategy did not turn out to be the right one. If only the elephants had any ideas other than NO.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    When hitting yourself in the head with a hammer hurts, you should stop.

  3. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 5 days ago

    If elephant’s could only think for themselves, maybe they wouldn’t get hurt all the time. Oops, they’re in a state which didn’t expand Medicaid!! Poor little, stupid elephants. Now we have to send them to the graveyard.

  4. Dalek 1

    Dalek 1 said, 5 days ago

    Wait until the Elephant gets inside and discovers the E.R.Doctors are a Married Gay Couple…

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, 5 days ago

    Shortly after the PPACA was enacted, I downloaded a copy. In reading various parts of it, I have found that it is neither the best thing since sliced bread nor the worst thing since skunk stink. It works well for some but not so much for others. The best that I can say about it is that it’s a mess. There are quite a number of plans in various countries of the world that work and work well. Our Congress (in all it’s wisdom) could have taken one program or parts of many of these successful programs and adapted it/them to our needs. The PPACA needs to be scrapped and replaced.

  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    I agree, other countries have better medical plans. All we had to do was cherry pick the best of the best. Unfortunately the politics and vested interests kept us from adopting the best program for our citizens and the country. We also pay two to three times as much for prescriptions because they won’t let Medicare take competitive bids on medications.

  7. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 5 days ago

    Just how many dollars of our tax money have the Repubs thrown away trying to shoot down Obamacare?
    You know, tax money…that thing the Tea-Party lemmings are always screaming about NOT wasting.

  8. ptlover

    ptlover said, 5 days ago

    @Simon_Jester

    That’s different, they are doing it for the people, and country, not just wasting it. Just ask them.

  9. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 5 days ago

    @ptlover

    “That’s different, they are doing it for the people, and country, not just wasting it. Just ask them.”
    .
    Exactly. Isn’t it money they’re actually funneling into the pockets of some rich guys, one percenters? So, really, it isn’t being wasted, it’s fulfilling donation promises.

  10. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    You want one of the major reasons why US medical care is so expensive, you just have to look here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicare_Prescription_Drug,Improvement,_and_ModernizationAct
    Administration official Thomas Scully instructed analyst Richard Foster not to tell Congress of Foster’s finding that the cost would actually be over $500 billion. One month after passage, the administration estimated that the net cost of the program over the period between 2006 (the first year the program started paying benefits) and 2015 would be $534 billion.11 As of February 2009, the projected net cost of the program over the 2006 to 2015 period was $549.2 billion.
    REPUBLICANS – the gift that keeps on giving.

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    So maybe the elephant can now turn its laser like focus on a jobs bill, or would that be sign of the apocalypse when the GOP does something for the public?

  12. Norman L Jones Sr

    Norman L Jones Sr GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    GOP should try to improve the ACA not repeal it now that the country is largely using it. That would cause complete financial disaster in the medical insurance industry. What we need is a third party and public financeing (only) for political campaings no private or personal money. Also term limits would help.

    End of rant!

  13. Cerabooge

    Cerabooge said, 5 days ago

    @mikefive

    “The PPACA needs to be scrapped and replaced.” I agree. With a National Health Service program. It’s not just the insurance companies that need to die, it’s the corporatized medical industry.

  14. Cerabooge

    Cerabooge said, 5 days ago

    @OldCoal

    Thank you for the reminder, OldCoal. But, of course, IOKIYAR.

  15. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    Let’s hope the Elephant pays his own Emergency Room bill and doesn’t stick it on the taxpayers’ tab. Which is just what was happening prior to ACA.

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