Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. RanaRavens

    RanaRavens said, about 3 years ago

    Spoken like someone who’s not had a truly awful flu…

  2. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Reason #3459875 why we need single-payer national health care.

  3. reese828

    reese828 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “Getting sick is part of life. Don’t be afraid of it.” Only a person with employer provided health care could make such an ignorant statement. For those without health insurance or a self-purchased policy that covers next to nothing yet costs plenty, getting sick is something very much to be feared.

  4. prrdh

    prrdh said, about 3 years ago

    @reese828

    Why? Are you claiming that the cost of a doctor’s visit will bankrupt anyone who can’t get his or her employer to pay for it?

  5. prrdh

    prrdh said, about 3 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    As you know perfectly well (but your faith forbids you to admit even to yourself), single-payer national health care would accomplish essentially nothing.

  6. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 3 years ago

    prrdh: No, my time living in Canada forbids me to “admit” your lie is true. My faith compels me to aid the poor.

  7. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 3 years ago

    @prrdh

    Not just a doctor’s visit, necessarily. But there have been cases of people being taken to the emergency room for relatively minor injuries or ailments, and winding up with debts of $1,000’s.

  8. rvonluchen

    rvonluchen said, about 3 years ago

    I got a flu shot back in October.

  9. Rugeirn Drienborough

    Rugeirn Drienborough said, about 3 years ago

    @prrdh: Try this on for size: you’re feeling inexplicable fatigue. You go to your doctor. He does a simple blood test. You discover you have chronic myelogenous leukemia. You quickly learn that the cost of medication will be $80,000 or more per year for the rest of your life. Believe it, brother; it happened to me. By the way, over the five years that I’ve survived, additional tests and hospital time have added about another $40,000 per year on top of that. If I lived in a country with a civilized health care system, I wouldn’t have to live in fear that I will lose my employer-based health care plan and very possibly lose access to the treatment that keeps me alive. Bone marrow transplant, you say? Try again. 50% mortality rate in 5 years and it also requires expensive ongoing medical care for the rest of your life. Not an option.

  10. reese828

    reese828 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @prrdh

    If only it were the doctor’s office visit,but it is all the tests that are run and then the inevitable referral to a specialist for what used to be treated in office. i rarely take my daughter to the pediatrician without getting a referral to someone else. My sister and husband say the same about their doctors. It seems that a simple ailment can’t be treated without a specialist involved. And those costs will substantially eat into a person’s budget especially those without employer provided health insurance. Just a take a look at the charges BEFORE the insurance discount.

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