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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Tell people whose health insurance was cancelled or doubled in price that Obamacare is just a “hangnail”.
    Oh and just wait until the conveniently delayed Employer Mandate kicks in after the midterm elections this year.
    Then over a hundred million people will really feel the hammer!

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    Here’s the response of the rabidly left-wing Commie magazine Forbes about the mandate.


    The really nasty bit of the ACA doesn’t start until ‘18, long after Obama has departed the White House (but is still covered by ex-President’s insurance that is NOT affected by the ACA). Now, employer-provided insurance gives employers a big tax break, but in ’18, that becomes a tax liability unless the plans look like the current ACA plans with huge deductibles and co-payments.

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    You know, the ACA is not frozen in concrete. If there are such problems in the future I am certain that the Congress of that time (be they Democrat or Republican, or even whatever) can (and probably will) change it. It is only a law that Congress has made and they can modify it (if they can get together to do anything that is). However, repealing the entire thing (and then having to start all over again), at this time , or in the future, does not seem to be in the cards. That way, over time, it could become far better than it is now!

  4. michael

    michael GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yup, insurance companies hate when they have to compete fairly for business. It’s much easier to make large profits when they can rip off the consumer. Cancer is so much cheaper to treat when you can just cancel a sick person’s policy than actually paying for treatment.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    It’s worse sooner than that. You think the individual mandate and the website were a disaster wait until the employer mandate hits. Obama knows that will be a trainwreck of unprecidented proportions. That’s why he illegally pushed back the date again until a week after the 2014 elections.
    He knows that if it went through in October like it was supposed to after he illegally pushed it back a year that the Democrats couldn’t get elected dogcatcher. He’s just hoping the public is stupid enough to not notice and forget the mass trainwreck Obamacare already has been.
    The media and press are compliantly helping out by making meaningless distractions like the Christie thing (It may be important to New Jersery but it is irrelevant to the rest of the country).

  6. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    What happened to Obama’s scalpel? Nope this budget includes 2.6 trillion more in dept over ten years…for 6 years of coverage. A Billion of that being Pets.com 2.0. How is that just a hang nail?
    And I thought Obamacare was to fix how we pay for our healthcare? Fix a hangnail with a hammer sounds like Obamacare bankrupting people with healthcare they do not need or will not sign up for and take the tax/penalty. Sounds to me like the Hospitals cutting back everything because Obamacare took away what people had and now they can not afford to get sick with a 2,000 deductible.
    The Pyrite President has sold them a tin plan.
    A Hammer might be the only way to “fix” it.
    But there again Democrats can not let the legacy legislation be denied. So no matter the tacit to rid the Nation of the monstrosity ACA/Obamacare, Like Obama, Obamacare keeps on wrecking things and the dems just stay in denial and try to change the words.

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    Read the link first.

  8. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    @Robert Landers

    I can’t seem to get reliable, objective answers. Every Obamabot says this is great, now all Americans have access to affordable healthcare. But I find their proof that this is true lacking.


    On the other hand, the Tea types have a litany of easily refuted lies they think that by repeating ad infinitum will somehow become accepted as truth. As my link shows, even Forbes thinks the employer mandate is a great idea, but the Tea types keep shouting that it will destroy America.


    The ACA is here to stay. Whether it will prove to be a massive subsidy to the insurance companies as Mr Rall expects, or a plan that really provides affordable care to all Americans remains to be seen. The stock market is betting on the former. And that the insurance companies own enough Congresscritters to see that it’s not repealed, even if a Republican takes the White House.

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme The stock market is betting on the former. And that the insurance companies own enough Congresscritters to see that it’s not repealed, even if a Republican takes the White House."

    The stock market is on a bubble from all the money being printed by the fed reserve.
    Insurance companies can not “lose” money on the deal, if they do Obamacare will pay them restitution with some back door schmoes deal. And If a R takes the White house he will have to pick up the pieces and pit together a more free market system. Obamacare is a FAILURE and will not move on because it can not be financial viable. Obama said 7 million need to sign up with 2.7 young and healthy. And that is why he got 10’s of million kicked off what they did have and Lied about it! That has what, gotten 2 million to sign up. All for the low low price of 2.7 TRILLION!’

  10. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Genome Project

    Each state authorizes every plan available. If you work for a company with multi state locations, your plan is issued by the state of the corporate headquarters. All plans available will be the same with some tweaking by the state you work in.

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    @raycity2

    That would be true if Obamacare weren’t giving insurance to 10 million Americans, and if the GOP had an alternative. But as it is, the ACA is not going to help the GOP at all, except among people who already vote GOP.

  12. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, over 1 year ago

    @ypoons7666

    I think what your post means is that Obama passed this law because he wants Americans to die … is that right? The depths of your delusion are astounding.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Thank you for the article, Michael WME (Wisdom Mischievously Educating?). It was good reading for those with open minds. I also agree with Mr. Landers, especially since I feel the ACA was a flawed document from its outset due to the lack of bipartisanship and the failure of house committees to involve suitable numbers of professionals and experts who had more interest in a working long term health system than maintaining or increasing profits.
    A story on NPR informed us that most of those serving as legislators in D.C. are millionaires. The laws they pass, or fail to pass, have an impact on the stock market that makes them brilliantly positioned for the ultimate in insider trading opportunities. One of many laws which send us to jail, but from which they are immune.
    Thank you for your constant efforts to open minds, Michael, and Robert. I benefit often from your wisdom.
    Sincerely,
    C.

  14. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    ARodney said, 34 minutes ago
    @raycity2
    That would be true if Obamacare weren’t giving insurance to 10 million Americans, and if the GOP had an alternative."
    Is Obamacare giving away free Col. smokes also along with the birth control? Where are you getting these numbers? 10 million? If it hit 10 million Obama would be on TV and parades in the street and ads in the Superbowl. Try 2 million with many more signing up for your “giving millions” free stuff come and get your medicade care or what ever it is FREE come and sign up. But Obamacare? Nope, the 7 million is not achieved. 10 million could not keep what Obama promised, 10 of million more will lose it after the elections when the employer mandate kicks in. but 10 million signed up? Funny stuff.

  15. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Genome Project

    Come again? Reread my post. States will tweak group policies to to their parameters.


    EXAMPLE: If group policy covers children to age 21 a different state might require that policy to cover children to age 26. The rest will stay the same.

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