Chuck Asay by Chuck Asay

Chuck Asay

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Give it up Chuck !!

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    OOOOOOH, you’re a dirty girl. A dirty, dirty, dirty ….sigh, moan….. girl.

  3. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    “………Obamacare is TAKING AWAY the healthcare that people want from over 250 million people…….”
    .
    People really want a system where 20,000 die annually because they can’t get affordable health care and 700,000 declare bankruptcy (Harvard University)?
    .
    Who knew?

  4. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 1 year ago

    @Gypsy8

    No, we want a system in which we have enough Docs to treat all the people. When ochre gets fully implemented, we will have fewer people going into medicine. With the Obama policies of lowering the reimbursement to doctors, we are already seeing fewer docs accepting Medicare patients. Hold onto your pants. It will get much worse.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Asay is right, problem will be fixed in 2014 when the Tpub holdouts are voted out of office.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    In a capitalist society one must “capitalize” on one’s skills.

    Currently, it takes a lot of money to invest in the education required to become a doctor. You do remember YOUR student loans do you not? And you’re just the academic kind not the health care provider kind.

    So then you have this to think about:

    BS – 20K to 100K
    Med School – 120K to 180K
    then – residency

    Now “private” practice? Well now, count the cost. Office space, receptionists, nurses, equipment and advertising to gain clients, and oh yeah don’t forget to form a corporation so you have a business foundation from which to pay taxes, salaries and mundane expenses for things like power and water. So the fact that the government is reducing the amount they will “cover” for medicare patients should not effect the way a doctor looks at his business?

    Tell me Doc, how do they do it in the great frozen north?

  7. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 1 year ago

    @Tax Man

    Doctors are paid considerably less in other countries but seem to be able to attract enough doctors.
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    If America goes from 45 million without health insurance coverage to about 23 million (and hopefully to zero with improvements) under Obamacare, more hospitals and doctors will be required. Countries with universal health care have gone through this and they immediately started building more hospitals and incentivizing students to go into medicine. And the economy boomed from all that construction. Doesn’t seem like a challenge America can’t handle. Not as challenging as putting a man on the moon, for example.

  8. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    “Now “private” practice?”


    Bruce, you neglected to mention the expense that will automatically make any doctors blood pressure rise, their medical liability/malpractice insurance. Add to that being in a litigious state like California and it is a constantly escalating expense that is driving a lot of doctors out of private practice to just work with hospitals or “corporate clinics.”

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    OH YEAH, right you are. I TOTALLY forgot that one.

    But then it just adds to the problem and keeps people from considering that career path.

    So what IS the Canadian solution?

  10. raycity2

    raycity2 said, about 1 year ago

    3 years in a still no one on the planet knows how much a month this will cost .Hell of a plan.

  11. wbr

    wbr said, about 1 year ago

    the canadian solution according to former canadian med assoc is imploding

  12. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671
    Ever try to get a hotel room along the Canadian border on a weekend? The Canadian solution is to let everyone that can afford it cross the border for medical/dental care.

  13. zippy06

    zippy06 said, about 1 year ago

    CBO just released a report.
    Affordable Healthcare Act now costs families $20, 000 per year.

  14. zippy06

    zippy06 said, about 1 year ago

    Wonder how much it will cost next year.

  15. zippy06

    zippy06 said, about 1 year ago

    And everyone thought it would be free………….

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