Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    they’ll all try to weasel out, just like Walmart, having people part time, etc.

  2. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, about 3 years ago

    Sure, they don’t want to provide healthcare for their people.
    Proof positive of how much they care about their employees;
    and they wonder why their workers don’t feel more loyalty to them?

  3. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, about 3 years ago

    Why should employers be responsible for healthcare outside the workplace?

    Let everyone pay cash for their coverage.

  4. androgenoide

    androgenoide said, about 3 years ago

    I’m not sure I understand… I can see the logic of everyone paying his own healthcare, either directly or through an intermediary such as an insurance company. I can also see the logic of the government paying, either directly or through an intermediary. However, I have never understood the logic behind having an employer pay through an intermediary and whenever I try to understand that system I end up creating weird theories…

  5. uniquename

    uniquename said, about 3 years ago

    @androgenoide

    The benefit to the employer is that their employees don’t get sick as often or stay sick if/when they do. It makes sense when the employer offers plans that include wellness visits. I’ve wondered why some employers don’t pay that extra bit for the wellness coverage if they’re going to offer a health care benefit.

  6. FlyinHeavy

    FlyinHeavy said, about 3 years ago

    Who didn’t see this coming? Really?

  7. 761st

    761st said, about 3 years ago

    @FlyinHeavy

    Tintin! Arf! Blistering barnicles! Nice.

  8. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, about 3 years ago

    Amen. Thank the GOP for messing up that plan.

  9. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, about 3 years ago

    @uh-oh

    They do pay for their coverage and still will under Obamacare, but group policies are cheaper. For example, my auto insurance is cheaper per car because I get a multi-car discount, plus discounts for having homeowners and road insurance with the same company.

    Also, health insurers must cover everyone who buys in on a company policy, but they can refuse individuals, and they have all kinds of ways of weaseling out of covering them. Not just pre-existing conditions (which will hopefully go away under Obamacare), but things such as age, lack of previous insurance, a recent injury.

    Case in point: me. I started a new job, and the insurance premium was too high for me to both pay the premium and buy groceries. I did a lot of research and found a policy that had a full premium for less than the 50% my company charged, so I applied. It was still high because I was 60, but I could manage. However, the company decided they wanted me to pay $3,000/month for 6 months, and then if I didn’t use the insurance, they would lower the price. Why? Age, even though they were already charging a premium for that, weight, and a shoulder injury that I’d had months before. Other than that, I was in perfect health—no meds, good blood pressure and count, etc.

    THAT’S why we need universal health care. Not only don’t a lot of employers give a damn, none of the health insurers do, either. They are big businesses.

  10. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, about 3 years ago

    AMEN TO THAT!!! Like every other industrialized nation. It would also lower infant mortality (U.S. is behind some third world countries) and improve student performance by ensuring kids get the care they need.

  11. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, about 3 years ago

    If Government health care is such a great idea, why does it have to be mandatory?

  12. paytonb

    paytonb said, about 3 years ago

    You guys act like you didnt see this coming? That’s the problem with ideologists sometimes, they forget to consider the consequences of reality. Upset that employers dont offer benefits to part timers.. lower the amount of hours to qualify for full time. Problem is never consider consequences of all those employees instead of getting full time benefits for 29 hours… now only get scheduled 28 hours. If you can’t deal with reality you only hurt people in the long run.. fix the damn problem instead of patching it with explosive bandages.

  13. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 3 years ago

    Use the almost-Clyde system:
    Only do business with businesses which meet your moral expectations. True, Clyde uses Fatburger’s product, but he doesn’t pay for it. it is Lemont who is immoral by continuing to do business with them. (I’m not sure this is similar to the people who don’t shop at Wal-Mart but don’t mind looting one, but it being Clyde, I’ll excuse it.)
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    If the only way people could stay in business were to provide health care some way or other, then the ones remaining in business would be the ones providing health care some way or other.
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    If that does NOT happen, it means the people are voting with their pocketbooks to not require them to do so.
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    and let’s see some other solution. at current costs, health care costs something like 2.6 trillion dollars per year. Assume 300 million people in America, makes it something like $8,666 per person. In the interest of equality, we could just raise everybody’s taxes that much per year. Admittedly some don’t make that much (such as the infants and octogenarians, but equality doesn’t care about differences)
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    Problem solved.
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    Another solution: Provide cheaper care. Just don’t pay the doctors, nurses, janitors, lab workers involved in providing health care. Sure the would probably get out of the field since they have families for which to care, but perhaps we could force them to work for us, call it “slavery” since that fits the definition. Oh, wait, most of us don’t like that term, so we’ll have to come up with a new word which means the same thing.
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    A less tyrannical solution would involve reducing the cost of health care by mechanizing health care. Develop machines and computer programs which can diagnose and treat ailments without the need for highly trained doctors and nurses. In science fiction they are often called “autodocs” but lately they are called “nanites”.
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    It would be worth doing

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