Close to Home by John McPherson

Close to Home

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  1. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Let the Obamacare comments begin.

  2. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 2 years ago

    We’ll, the problem with Socialism (Socialized Medicine) is that sooner or later you run out of other peoples money.

  3. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    compassion. it’s so hard to understand isn’t it?….you see the word compassion and what you read is entitlement for losers

  4. plus4

    plus4 said, over 2 years ago

    This isn’t about ObamaCare. This is just taking the concept of “having to wash dishes at a restaurant because you couldn’t pay” to a ridiculous extreme.

  5. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Our health crisis is a disease crisis; mainly brought on by lifestyle. No amount of manipulating insurance payers will get us out of this mess; till we address improving health. The beef industry, dairy industry and Monsanto sit on USDA and FDA boards. Their influence negates anything healthy proposed by the prevention portion of the USDA. Less than 7 million spent per year on prevention by the USDA.. Dairy and Beef portion of USDA spends in the billions to promote the consuming of saturated fats.
    Read Salt Sugar Fat (How the Food Giants Hooked US); Written by Pulitzer prize winner Micheal Moss.

  6. angelfiredragon

    angelfiredragon said, over 2 years ago

    This idea in concept is sound, if hospitals for example just had people who couldn’t pay work off the debt as janitors cleaning toilets or taking care of the grounds or doing whatever their skill set allows it could cut down their expenses so they would not need to raise prices so fast to offset losses.

    Problem is for people who can’t pay, working is either a full time job and they have no time to work it off or they don’t want to work at a real job so why would they work to pay off a debt?

  7. Chris Sherlock

    Chris Sherlock said, over 2 years ago

    Hopefully, there’s little risk of a serious mistake in allowing her to suction.

  8. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar said, over 2 years ago

    @plus4

    Are there any restaurants that make you wash dishes? Most places around here call the cops on deadbeats and have them arrested for retail theft.

  9. angelfiredragon

    angelfiredragon said, over 2 years ago

    @Boots at the Boar

    I wonder if hospitals could do that for non payment at time of service.

  10. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar said, over 2 years ago

    @angelfiredragon

    The clinics and hospitals here make you pay your copay and verify your insurance before you can enter the waiting room. I was even escorted to the business office of my dentist last year to pay the $140 fee before he would re-cement a crown. I didn’t have to prepay the $980 to have it made 8 years ago. Madison, WI is growing increasingly poorer.

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