Sack cartoon: Stop Obamacare

  • Article by: Steve Sack , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 8, 2013 - 8:33 PM
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arspartzSep. 8, 1311:10 PM

This shows the problem with RINOS. Obama-Care on the whole needs to be repealed, not just pieces. Interfering with the free market is the problem. Mandated insurance only makes sense if the rates are actually based on risk. The first step of any solution needs to be a study of how much Medicare and EMTALA are driving up costs.

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potter101Sep. 8, 1311:33 PM

arspartzSep. 8, 1311:10 PM This shows the problem with RINOS. Obama-Care on the whole needs to be repealed, not just pieces. Interfering with the free market is the problem. Mandated insurance only makes sense if the rates are actually based on risk. The first step of any solution needs to be a study of how much Medicare and EMTALA are driving up costs.*******************Don't agree at all , risk can be determined easily with a large group as easily as it can be determined with one person. Push one key on a computer and it spits out the risk factor. There is nothing inherently noble with a free market not in 2013, American capitalism is broken , Justify wages of executives in this country of 12 million dollars on average, Supply and demand has nothing to do with these wages in a world market. These wages are 10 times more then anyplace in the world. So the market is then not setting these wages . The market also isn't setting prices in health care. In just months with the clarification of Obama care , it will be a essential part of our democracy . It is basically the best thing to happen to this country in decades and the lies that the regressive have been saying are going to be punished at the voting booth.

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Willy53Sep. 9, 13 5:31 AM

Both of the above comments are wrong, there is no free market with respect to health insurance. That's why insurance companies oppose the "exchange", it is the first time they have been forced to compete without subterfuge and the ability to cancel policies and raise rates at will. It's also why rates are coming down dramtaically in states with exchanges already set up and predictably on MNSURE. The ideology that requires one to oppose the ACA because it stiffles competition just isn't paying attention or is listening to Fox and conservative media outlets, including the Strib. Having a statewide pool of insured is only common sense and reduces the risk for both insurance company and the insured. Republicans concieved of this plan to foster competition and it has done just that. Too bad they don't want to take credit for it.

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supervon2Sep. 9, 13 6:32 AM

It won't matter-our government is so deep in debt that the additional load from Obamacare should make us into a Detroit in another year or two. Add in the immigration policy the administration is pushing and life south of the boarder will start to look pretty good.

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A440Sep. 9, 13 6:46 AM

The Titanic had some great features to it as well, but it was still built poorly, and operated wrong to the great misfortune for most of it's passengers.

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lawstarSep. 9, 13 7:01 AM

Obamacare is not an insurance program. With no reasonable relationship to risk it is a utility.

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tmauelSep. 9, 1311:08 AM

Free market? Prices that are three to four times the cost of the same services in Europe and other world markets. Prescriptions for new drugs that cost $10,000 or more per month. The whole system is so corrupt it could only be called a cabal not a free market.

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poilukyjgnSep. 9, 1311:29 AM

There is nothing in the Obamacare bill that will ever reduce the cost of healthcare. Obamacare was never designed to reduce the cost of healthcare.

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formergopSep. 9, 1312:04 PM

So far all I see is great news for those of us who were turned down for pre existing conditions, and make too much money.

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fishstixSep. 9, 1312:59 PM

I do agree with the points that Sack is making but my point is that this really is in his wheelhouse, isn't it. The Strib should hire another political cartoonist that can stick the needle in the left as adroitly as Sack does to the Right. Fair and balanced, right?

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