Bound and Gagged by Dana Summers

Bound and Gagged

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 3 years ago

    One more reason why we need single-payer universal health care insurance in the United States.
    Every other developed nation on the planet considers it a basic human right. Only in America do we side with the insanely-rich insurance companies that try to deny as many claims as possible.

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Most people who have cadillac health plans also have at least one cadillac.

  3. Francis Lapeyre

    Francis Lapeyre GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Perhaps you’d prefer everyone having a Yugo health plan.

    I’ll pass. I’ll keep my Chevrolet plan (and pay for it out of pocket, rather than pay in taxes).

  4. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 3 years ago

    Dinky rant today
    Amazed I iz!

  5. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 3 years ago

    Insurance companies are the world’s leading experts at the ol’ bait and switch. You buy the insurance thinking it will, you know, bleedin’ insure you. Then when a drunk pilot lands his plane on you, all of a sudden you have a “pre-existing condition”!

  6. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 3 years ago

    And they cancel your policy, and they don’t even thank you for all those years of payments you made to them!

  7. mrssaskfan

    mrssaskfan said, about 3 years ago

    Have any of the people who insist that universal health care is terrible actually visited and talked to people in those countries that have it? Or are they just repeating Fox Noise? I’m Canadian, and I think one of the benefits of universal health care is knowing that we are looking out for each other, that we have each others backs. The people who need more out of it than they put in are mostly the folks who can’t help it — nature or accident gave them a bum deal. No one asks to be born with cerebral palsy or to be the one in the intersection when the idiot on the cell phone blows through the red light.

  8. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar said, about 3 years ago

    I had a 85/15% Blue Cross plan when I was 18. Since I was a foster kid, I wasn’t covered on my parents insurance. Then I started having neurological problems at 20. Doctors spent $10k in about two months on testing. Blue Cross claimed that I lied on my application about any pre-existing conditions, and dropped me without paying a dime on my claims. The 10k in medical bills are still out there as a court judgement against me, gathering 12% virtual interest, if I ever manage to come into a lot of money.

  9. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, about 3 years ago

    Your argument is exactly why private “insurance” doesn’t work. You’re not insuring possbile health problems; you’re paying to insure aginst health problems that WILL crop up, and your insurance company is designed for share-holder profit, and to deny every claim they can to keep profits high.

    Universal health coverage is affordable because EVERYONE pays. SOme of us are lucky and don’t need to make use of the “insurance” we pay for, and those profits are used for people who do need extra care. I don’t mind paying for my neighbour’s recovery from a broken leg, because he’ll help pay for my recovery from a stroke. (BTW, two examples I hope never happen!)

  10. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, about 3 years ago

    Please take care with your name-calling, and learn your country’s history. You could start by learning who President GHW Bush was named after, and what his namesake did.

  11. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, about 3 years ago

    You’re correct; it’s nobody’s business to know whether you are sufficiently insured. However, assuming you’re in the USA, I hope for your financial security that you have sufficient health insurance. Even better, it would be more healthy for you to have sufficient wealth to cover all your future health needs yourself, because your insurance will have limits.

  12. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, about 3 years ago

    I’ll call your bluff: my provincial medicare program pays for drugs for terminal illnesses; thus, chemotherapy drugs are 100% covered with no direct cost to the patient, and no limits to the coverage.

    In contrast to that, your American HMO plan will have a lifetime limit to the amount you can claim. Where Saskatchrewan medicare might pay $35,000 annually for a patient’s chemo drugs for a s long as needed, your Wealth management Organization might pay $350,000 annually, and after your million-dollar limit is up, it’s “have a nice death,” and any other plan you buy won’t cover chemotherapy because of pre-existing conditions. Yeah, free enterprise for the win – as long as you’re a major shareholder.

  13. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, about 3 years ago


    All insurance is cowardly, and hence immoral. Forcing a person to buy insurance is forcing him to act immorally, and that is abominable.

    So-called “single payer universal health care insurance” is actually “everybody pays”, because the money that is piped through the (corrupt) government is stolen from all taxpayers. It subsidizes those who abuse their bodies (like alcoholics) and those who live recklessly. This forces reasonable people to pay the hospital bills of Evel Knievel.

    In the name of holding down costs, government healthcare will set fixed rates for everything. A potentially superior doctor will have no incentive to improve his skills so that he can charge more to those who are willing to pay, and he’ll either stop working or leave for a free country.

    But no, YOU refuse to face life, YOU want to force honorable people to pay for the medical expenses you incur. You are attempting to disguise your despicable thievery as a respectable philosophy, and I’m not letting you get away with it.

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