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Jim Morin

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Seems to me Conservatives were already complaining about this arrangement. Something about a culture of dependency and 47 percent something or other?

  2. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    So, what he’s saying is that with Obamacare they are making it official rather than optional.

  3. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “According to Harvard, 44,000 Americans with treatable problems (disease or accident) die because they do not have access to adequate healthcare. So I guess that ‘free’ emergency room treatment isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.”

    The point there is that the ER is fine for acute problems, but mostly worthless for chronic ones.
    Sure, they’ll give you bypass surgery for the heart attack, but they won’t pay for your blood pressure, cholesterol, and anti-clotting medications. They’ll amputate the foot with gangrene, but they won’t pay for your lifetime of insulin-dependent diabetes. Etc.etc.

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 3 years ago


    The “Emergency Room Plan” is more expensive, less effective and raises costs for the rest of us. So why do so many “conservatives” embrace it? Well, it ensures that the poor suffer for not having enough money… and to the Punishment Cult, that’s all that matters.

  5. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 3 years ago

    My daughter’s Austrian paediatrician is an Anglophile who travels over to Britain fairly often. We usually end up chatting about the English and English counties/countryside but she kept ragging the NHS. We didn’t want to contradict her too much but we have stated on several occasions we were more than happy with the NHS and provided anecdotal accounts.

    Last month she finally agreed that the care my daughter had been getting in Britain prior to moving over to Austria was far better than what she was getting in Austria now (they have universal healthcare but through insurance schemes not unlike Switzerland & Germany).
    It has proved almost impossible to get a multi-disciplinary, multi-pronged and acceptable to all approach to her care which we had in the UK.
    We were gob-smacked with her volte-face.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 3 years ago

    That’s because you haven’t lost your house yet. The Republican health care plan requires you to lose your house before you can get “free” care, and it’s only emergency care. If you need dialysis or chemotherapy, you die. It’s the Christian way.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 3 years ago

    Nope. It was Eric Cantor and several Republican senators who said that we don’t need to insure people, because they can get taken care of at the emergency room. Google “Republican Emergency Room Care” (though several of the hits are clever satire).

  8. Griff

    Griff said, almost 3 years ago

    Keep your own swindle policy and join the 57% of folks who have to declare bankruptcy!

  9. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually the government doesn’t pay for that “free” healthcare, for which they bill you retail, since you don’t have the clout to negotiate better rates. It’s the next guy in the ER, and the next, and you and I.

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