Close to Home by John McPherson

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  1. hsawlrae

    hsawlrae said, about 3 years ago

    Well, at least sometmes.

  2. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    If you don’t have insurance, they smack you upside the head.

  3. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 3 years ago

    The future of medical care under ObamaCare

  4. Jon Hra

    Jon Hra said, about 3 years ago

    Or McGyver

  5. Jon Hra

    Jon Hra said, about 3 years ago

    @Tax Man

    I think it’s that way now in most public hospitals.

  6. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 3 years ago

    @Tax Man 1. Why do you want insurance companies to be able to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions?

    2. Why is it bad to require insurance companies to spend at least 80% of insurance premiums on actual health care, as opposed to executive salaries and bonuses?

    3. Why is it bad for dependents to be able to stay on their parents’ policy until age 26, instead of making them get more expensive care at a younger age?

    4. Why do you like lifetime insurance caps?

    5. Why is it better to have millions of people uninsured who then use emergency rooms for routine care, costing far more?

    6. A good Christian should be interested in helping the poor. Why do you like it better when millions of them have no health insurance?
    Thanks in advance for explaining these things, so we can understand why you hate the Affordable Care Act so much.

  7. CFinFL

    CFinFL said, about 3 years ago

    @Shygirl127—-Tax Man said nothing that I could see, against the ACA. While it may be a good idea in principle, it is terrible & a poor solution. For every reason you give for it, there are twice as many against it. MILLIONS are losing the insurance they like & can afford, to this one size fits all plan. Millions will still remain uninsured. People are losing their jobs, more having hours cut, or not being hired at all because of this. It will collapse under its own cost. They need to come up with something better. In the end, nearly as many will still be uninsured as what it was intended to fix.

  8. angelfiredragon

    angelfiredragon said, about 3 years ago


    I like most of what the ACA offers, I don’t like the individual mandate though, get rid of that…I do like pretty much everything else. I do have some issues with kids staying on insurance until they are 26 because at my work right now, the guy next to me has a daughter who is having tons of kids she can’t take care of, and our insurance is paying for her. If she doesn’t have a job, she shouldn’t be having kids at the rest of us expense. In fact that is her argument to have them, she has insurance right now hurry and have a bunch before she doesn’t have insurance anymore…the kids of course are covered under medicaid.

    I hope she is probably an exception and I can live with that, but the individual mandate is now government precendent than in 20-40 years (give or take) the government WILL now have precedent to make us buy all kinds of things. They could say we bailed out this company all americans are required to buy things from it or face a tax penality. It has already been held up by the supreme court so congress of the future, and I don’t trust that future congresses or presidents won’t use it to their hearts content.

    As for the ACA I understand it helps some people get insurance, but as for me, my premiums went from 130 a month to 540 a month, for the first time in 20+ years I won’t have insurance starting Jan 1st 2014.

    This is because my long time employer decided to up our contribution from 1% to the max that the ACA allows of 9.5% and to think back in 2010 when the ACA passed they covered 100% of my premiums, but soon as it passed they started a employee portion in anticpation of increased costs.

    I don’t know about you but 540 a month is more than an entire new car payment I wouldn’t qualify for, $700 a year tax penalty or 6000+ year in premium with a high deductible, I will have to pay cash for my healthcare visits.

    Because I can’t afford my employer sponsored plan, I can’t get tax assistance on the exchange, but even so I’m at the 500% povertly level mark so I’d be paying 600 a month on the exchange even if my employer stopped offering the work plan, so the exchange is slightly more than what they offer.

    So you tell me what is so great about Obamacare for people like me?

  9. CFinFL

    CFinFL said, about 3 years ago

    @Nathan_Demi—-My stepson is a Director of the Janitorial Department at a local hospital. They recently raised his monthly copay for his employer supplied health insurance by a “healthy” amount, & let go one third of his work staff. They told him they were gearing up for the effects of Obamacare. The people that love this ACA are the takers, & it will cost them little or nothing. The payers are going to feel the real cost of this fiasco.

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