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Tom Toles

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  1. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, over 1 year ago

    Just like government – when he’s in charge of it!

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Heaven forbid that the Republicans would let ANYTHING Obama supports be implemented!
    Screw the American Public, they have to protect the Party, and their jobs first!

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    Geo. Washington warned us political parties would divide and weaken the nation. This time, we see a republican shown as the one preventing help from reaching the ‘body politic", but liberals who fail to recall the times the Democrats were sitting on the ’lifelines’ place themselves in the same category of extremist with which they label their rivals.
    Healthcare reform is urgent. Costs are rising and insurance executives, hospital CEOs, are getting 7 figure salaries.
    Obamacare is not perfect, but a ‘perfect’ solution requires that a Congress lacking in civility, respect, or compromise come together in a ‘more perfect union’ to lay a proper foundation for long term solutions to our the growing burden of health and welfare of our neighbors and fellow citizens.
    Maybe the Elephant is sitting on the IV, but most of us know that the medicine the Donkeys provided is an imperfect ‘solution’ at this time. Hopefully, we can come together to make these cannibalistic legislators do the jobs for which they get paid so well and after which they retire, they continue to receive so many expensive and lavish benefits.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    If only the E could defund it. It would save a lot of jobs and money.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    This is a copy and paste with some modification of a post that I made yesterday. I don’t know whether you were here yesterday or just didn’t comment. Anyway, here it is.

    The degree of group ineptitude needed to create the PPACA is immeasurable. Scrap the PPACA and research the successful portions of the health care provisions of the multiple countries that have workable health care systems. Synthesize those “best of” provisions into an integrated, workable structure knowing that as time passes that tweaking may be necessary.

    Allow no exemptions. The granting of exemptions only raises the cost of health care to those left in the insurance (tax) pool. Leave it to the individual to decide whether for religious or other reasons of conscience the individual declines treatment.

    (on TITLE IX—REVENUE PROVISIONS)
    If we must keep the PPACA, get rid of goofiness like the surtax on medical devices. (Sec. 9009) What sense does it make to tax medical devices? It will cause an increase in fees to patients to pay for the device which will result in higher insurance premiums or higher government subsidies.
    Why an excise tax on conscientious employers that provide high grade insurance coverage for their employees? (Sec. 9001) Is it to force employers to drop outstanding coverage for their employees into the mediocre coverage dictated by the PPACA? What is the purpose of an imposition of annual fee on health insurance providers. (Sec. 9010) Again this is passed on to the patient which is passed on to the government in subsidy costs. Most of Title IX is a miscegenation.


    There are many other provisions of the PPACA that are questionable besides the few that I’ve highlighted in Title IX that warrant major modifications to the PPACA.

  6. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

    This reminds me of a friend, who after an accident) was told by his doctor he needed immediate surgery on a collapsed lung as his oxygen level had just dropped.
    My friend, “Do you think maybe you standing on my oxygen hose has anything to do with it?”

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @ypoons7666

    “….costing precious jobs and productivity just when the economy is trying to maintain a stuttering but steady effort at recovery. "

    For all of the right’s posturing about the 2014 election as being the reason for delay in implementation of some provisions of the PPACA, I think that Obama decided to institute those delays for the reason I quoted from in your post. No politician would willingly put themselves in the position of having to take flack from both his opponents and his supporters (the ones condemning him for the delay).

  8. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

    @ypoons7666

    I wonder if what you are complaining about has anything to do with the 400+ amendments by the Republicans???

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    Left out all the nicks and cuts on the tube then there is the empty IV bag.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @ypoons7666

    Why do you disenfranchised into quotes? What would you call them then?
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    This “transformation” is just the Republican Health care addendum to the present corporate owned health care we still have. A modification with less severe penalties.
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    However it is lowering costs already, saving billions an it is barely implemented yet.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Ok please explain how, not just a general summation, of how Obama Care is lowering health care costs while the National Debt is going up and up? Sorry Night but has gotten to that point that it will take a detailed breakdown to convince anybody.

  12. wbr

    wbr said, over 1 year ago

    even bho admits it will not work

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ionizer

    Good one!

  14. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year ago

    @ypoons7666

    “This is another step in the promised “fundamental transformation of America” promised by O in 2008…it looks more an’ more like a fundamental destruction of America, and It needs to be stopped.”

    Then you should have done what you could to stop it when it was being rammed down everyone’s throat – including Obama’s, who entered office talking about single payer health care reform.

    What we got was a thinly disguised hand-me-down version of RomneyCare from Massachusetts.

    The thing is a travesty, no question. But it is NOT a travesty which can be laid at Obama’s door.

  15. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ionizer

    They’re in the original bill.

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