Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

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  1. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 14 hours ago

    Affordable health care must somehow be available to all. Otherwise, the whole nation will go up in flames either through citizen uprisings or widespread medical emergencies. Various infrastructures such as for transportation, education, and healthcare have been neglected for too long. Would that the Bernie Sanders agenda were taken seriously. I fantasize that the entire U.S. legislatures would do what’s necessary not just expedient, otherwise have to run in their underwear through a gauntlet of angry citizens. Gee, what an sight that would be!

  2. Herrweh

    Herrweh said, about 14 hours ago

    We ridicule Europeans for their high taxes, but when we have to pay $100000 to send a kid to college, that’s a tax. When we or our employer have to pay $500 a month for health care, that’s a tax.

  3. libsmasher

    libsmasher said, about 14 hours ago


    LMAO! So if your neighbor doesn’t pay for your healthcare, you and other leeches are going to start a revolution? You can thank 0bamacare for making things worse by giving that illegal present to the insurance companies.


    Those who are actually paying for your bills are ready for such an attempt… and you won’t like how it turns out.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 14 hours ago

    Hello? RepubliCons? Romney Obamacare has been working just fine in Massachusetts since 2006. That tell you anything? It tells me you should stop playing 3 card Monte and play with full deck. People DIE without adequate healthcare. You get that? Kids, elderly folk, people DIE. Hows about GOVERNING instead of stitching another layer of silk into Donald Trump’s underwear? Is that too much to ask? Vote out the RepubliCons, eh? SWEEP ‘em out. Let’s get back to our traditional constitutional democracy and kiss off the ‘reality show’ fascism.

  5. tom

    tom GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    “says Herrweh about 1 hour agoWe ridicule Europeans for their high taxes, but when we have to pay $100000 to send a kid to college, that’s a tax. When we or our employer have to pay $500 a month for health care, that’s a tax.”= = = = =That’s ridiculous. That’s not a tax. It’s purchased services and you are not obligated to pay it unless you want the services. That changed, of course, under Obama, where you are required by the Nanny State to have health insurance.

  6. twclix

    twclix GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago


    I have paid for everyone else’s healthcare for decades. It is against federal law, (the bill was signed in1995 by Saint Reagan) to refuse services to those who end up in the emergency room with no ability to pay. Cost shifting, smasher, cost shifting to me and the others who pay the bills in this country. Please make an effort to fight your confirmation bias. You embarrass yourself so completely and so regularly that it’s impossible to take any of your comments seriously.

  7. John Locke

    John Locke said, about 13 hours ago

    How have we managed to provide giant supermarkets filled with the cheapest and widest varieties of food imaginable and the envy of the civilized world without the government being in charge? Get the government out of our personal business! Health insurance is no more a “right” than food insurance.

  8. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 13 hours ago

    Ah, just let it burn. It was a lemon anyway.

  9. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 13 hours ago

    @John Locke

    Not true. The government is always in the background watching the quality of fresh and processed food. There are numerous government agencies that do it. They have been around so long we’ve gotten used to them taking care of “our personal business.” For instance, read how the Pure Food Laws were supported by Theodore Roosevelt, partly in response to his reading of the horrors portrayed in “The Jungle.”


    It will probably take a devastating plague across the whole nation or world, that could have been prevented by a broad efficient infrastructure of health care, to make people finally take action. Too late, of course.


    Adequate health care should be a basic human right. It probably would be in our otherwise enlightened constitution if health matters were scientifically understood in the 18th century. At the time, illnesses were considered acts of God, or due to sins of the patient of his family. And so, through the years medical treatment became commercialized and one more profit center for business enterprises. Imagine how many things would be different today if certain pernicious things were banned before they became so profitable, for instance tobacco. Count the millions of lives that would have been saved.


    It won’t happen in my lifetime, because various industries have convinced us changes are politically impossible or not economically feasible, or worst of all, limit our freedom of choice. Define “limit,” "freedom, and “choice,” separately in this regard, and the argument against universal health care falls apart. At least, it should.


    A hundred years from now (if humans survive) health care will be handled by nano technology, self-replicating mechanisms in every human, and people will laugh at our so-called medical systems in the stranglehold of Big Business.

  10. retpost

    retpost said, about 12 hours ago

    A “working congress” would have fixed the ACA years ago.

  11. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago


    You forgot to remind ‘smasher that anyone who buys their own insurance, ACL notwithstanding, is paying for someone else’s healthcare, too.

  12. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago



  13. twclix

    twclix GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago


    Magic, I didn’t forget. I have paid my own insurance since the 1980’s. I haven’t had a “real” job since then. I have founded several businesses, including the one I run now, and my current insurance premium of $1340 per month comes entirely out of my compensation every time I get paid.

  14. HopefulAmerican

    HopefulAmerican said, about 12 hours ago

    Thank you, Gary!IMO the 100% Democrat written, voted, signed by Obama was designed with “bugs” in hopes that frustrated patients and doctors and managers of medical facilities would finally “unite” in demanding a Federal Socialist System that would end the private healthcare option for any American plus the illegal immigrants being invited to come to the USA by the Democrats who expect all their votes once they arrive.-Biggest overthrow by the Democrat/Socialist politicians in a bloodless coup!-I hate it.

  15. John Locke

    John Locke said, about 11 hours ago


    Yes, the health industry, like the food industry, would need to be regulated for public safety. However, the USDA doesn’t manage payment for food, set food costs, decide profit margins, sort customers for ability to pay, etc. Your same argument could be made for nearly every aspect of today’s economy. I’m saying have government do what it does best and stay the heck out of what it does horribly.

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