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  1. Magnaut

    Magnaut GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    DesPotus……… Despot US

  2. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    Her insurance company’s bill’s insert on healthy lifestyles suggested raw twigs for breakfast as “a great source of natural fiber”. Sadly, digestive splinter surgery is not a covered service.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    If I heard the news correctly this morning, the House just passed a bill reinstating parts of the old health insurance systems. It sounded like a bill that would make a bigger mess out of the mess we already have.

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    When your foundation is sand, it does no good to change the location of the kitchen or the type of flooring in the den.

    Trying to “fix” the previous system is proof of that. Trying to fix the “fix” will not end well.

    Single payer, single payer.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

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  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 1 year ago

    As usual, the government addresses a problem by “banning” something. The first question is what gives them the right to tell anyone what they can or can not eat?

    I’m sure that you will say that it will lower the cost of health care. No, it won’t. As long as we rely on a third party (insurance companies or government) to regulate who pays and how much, health care costs will stay up. Big money to be made is never done away with by bureaucrats.

    And really are all trans fats bad for you?

    http://chriskresser.com/can-some-trans-fats-be-healthy

    Maybe not. But ban them we must to protect the children LOL

    Oh I eat healthy as best I can. I do NOT need government telling me what I can or can not do at the dinner table. Or in my bedroom for that matter.

    (groan) I need to buy a farm…………………..yep

  7. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 1 year ago

    I had tree bark last night – cinnamon raisin toast.

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @I Play One On TV

    . Trying to fix the “fix” will not end well.
    Single payer, single payer."
    So you think single government payer is better then what we have now?
    i think if we the customer were the only payer with say health accounts, would be a much easier solution. It also does not require any lies to bring down and bankrupt what we already have.

  9. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    Correction….
    REPEAL Obamacare! REPEAL Obamacare!REPEAL Obamacare!
    Besides, the way Obama is doing it is AGAINST the Constitution. He doesn’t have the authority to change it the way he has been.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @Nathan_Demi

    I am sorry that your relatives have had bad results. I submit that the system we have here in the US has its fair share of bad results as well. There are inept doctors in every style of health care system and in most every locality. The people who administer the programs just put words in the doctor’s contract to the effect that the doctor will not be incompetent. The doctor signs and all is well.

    The Death Panel idea is an intentional misrepresentation which has worked to confuse the public much better than I would have expected. (Repeat a lie often enough, and it often seems to become truth.) EVERY system has to have limits as to what it covers and what it doesn’t. There will always be someone who will make the decision as to what treatments will be paid for and which will not. If that’s a death panel, it is unavoidable, regardless of what system it is in. I will say, though, that human nature suggests that more treatments and doctor consultations will be denied in a system wherein people are monetarily rewarded for finding ways to deny coverage (the current for-profit insurance system) than in a system where this behavior is not encouraged. This is not to say that there shouldn’t be someone watching for fraud and improper billing. I’m talking about the cases where the insurance company says, ‘We aren’t saying the patient shouldn’t have this treatment. We’re just saying we ain’t paying for it."

    We get similar results in this country at a much higher cost.

    I am willing to admit that, despite my 30+ years as a doctor, I might be wrong about the best health care plan. Feel free to come up with a better one and I’ll jump on your bandwagon, but in my experience the system that Obamacare replaces is on the verge of final collapse. Obamacare will buy us time to come up with a better one, because it will collapse, as well, with time. Of all the systems I have researched, and I have done plenty, single payer has the best chance of providing good care at reasonable cost for the most people. It also forces everyone to pull their weight, eliminating the “I don’t want to have to pay care of lazy bums” meme that is so popular these days.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @Nathan_Demi

    Thanks for calling me “pal”. Haven’t heard that one in years. Cool.

  12. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    “(groan) I need to buy a farm…………………..yep”

    You’re pretty much right – the thing is, people are being poisoned by industry’s ‘right’ to poison us, if they can make more money poisoning us than feeding us. They can – they can even scratch their fellow’s backs by sending us all to Corporate Health Care, having ingested their toxic diet.

    I agree that the government should not outlaw products at consumer level. They certainly are taking our money, supposedly, to regulate the excesses of industry, including industry’s right to corrupt our food and health care. What they should be doing is curbing industry’s ‘right’ to sell us anything that will fill their pockets.

    I don’t use trans fats, period. I also haven’t (knowingly) eaten corn, soy, beet sugar, canola, or any other crop which is routinely being drenched with herbicides which are toxic to mammals. That would include us.

    Unfortunately – the price of healthy, clean food is prohibitive. I’d leave the twigs and leaves alone, though, because we are now growing pesticidal trees, and low lignin trees, and only the gods know what is being dumped on them.

    I think it would also be appropriate for a government which keeps screaming about an obesity epidemic to address that by regulating the destruction of nutrition by reducing sound food to empty calories. Have you ever considered how many tons of potatoes, corn, now tomatoes, peppers and other produce are being turned into useless, unhealthy junkfood? They are projecting food shortages. Wouldn’t the best way to deal with that be to force the food processing industries to stop wasting food?

    I don’t recall anything in the Constitution which permits poisoning or otherwise compromising the country’s food security in the name of corporate (or any other) profit. Most cultures consider poisoners of wells to be unretrievable criminals.

    What kind of culture protects its wholesale poisoners?

  13. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    “i think if we the customer were the only payer with say health accounts, would be a much easier solution. It also does not require any lies to bring down and bankrupt what we already have.”

    Harley, no one is looking at bankruptcy except patients, and maybe a few doctors. The industry is doing very well with this, and loving every minute of it.

    Agree, though, that no patch is going to do anything good for it. It is what it is – a gift to the insurers, when we were promised reformed coverage, actual access to care.

    The insurers never agreed to anything like this, nor will they ever. It was the insurers who went back on the agreement, if they ever agreed to anything. If anyone lies, it is the insurance industry, from the Marine insurers right down to health care and homeowners and auto. Their position is to take money, not pay it out, unless their back is to the wall.

    Single payer is the most efficient and cost effective way to manage health insurance. Since single payer doesn’t offer the insurers, BigPharma, the hospital industries – to make obscene profits off the ill and dying, there is no political support for it. That’s what it comes to. They aren’t willing to settle for a reasonable profit, it’s all or nothing for them, and our government has been complicit in their abuses for many decades. Both parties have enthusiastically supported industry’s right to exploit the population in any way they can dream up.

    Clearly you disagree with this position, but seriously, Harley, don’t get sick, and pray nothing goes wrong with your cash flow. It only takes one illness, or auto accident, or other untoward incident to educate you beyond any educational ambition you have ever held.

    Sadly, that kind of education generally comes too late to be useful.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    “i think if we the customer were the only payer with say health accounts, would be a much easier solution.”

    Are you talking about health savings accounts? If so, I’m for it. I just know human nature. You might keep one, I might keep one, but we know that many people will just gamble that they won’t need that money put aside…..until they really need it, and then we’re back to the people who plan having to pick up the tab for the people who don’t. I don’t know about you, but I’m tiring of that system.

    It’s ideal on paper, but only if everyone….and I mean everyone….is willing to play along. I don’t have that faith in humanity.

  15. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @I Play One On TV

    ) EVERY system has to have limits as to what it covers and what it doesn’t."
    True as a Obamacare bureaucrat said “some live and some die”
    But that girl is alive today because her Doctor and Family went over the head and to the court. They should not have had to do that to save the life of the girl who needed a lung yet a Obamacare bureaucrat told them. “Some live some die” and of course you have Obama saying a 95 year old lady should just take a pill.

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