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Joe Heller

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  1. Basqueian

    Basqueian said, almost 4 years ago

    Single payer would have put an awful lot of people out of jobs, but would have made patients and doctors very happy

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    We should have free housing and cars too!
    Cell phones are essential these days too so throw those in. Oh and how can somebody take care of their health without FOOD? Free groceries for all!!
    This sounds really neat!

  3. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Read the AARP Bulletin this month, page 6. A man donated a kidney to his daughter, now HE can’t get insurance. But then, according to Ron Paul and the real radicals I guess we should just let him die! By the way Conserve: Reductio ad Absurdam!

  4. Movingsound

    Movingsound GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    It’s not free. It’s a way we choose to live in a society together and the values we have.

  5. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, almost 4 years ago

    The Roberts ruling gave the means to end this absurd law. It is an unconstitutionally passed tax law.

  6. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, almost 4 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    and you need an intelligence transplant cause yours clearly belong in the stone ages.

  7. TONY PRESSER

    TONY PRESSER said, almost 4 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Medical care and consumer items are not equivalencies.

  8. kevindix

    kevindix said, almost 4 years ago

    @lma: You can sell one or more of your vehicles. How do you solve the health insurance problem that way? Slavery was abolished.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    Now that there’s something approaching universal health insurance in the US, there should be a big push for improvements in it — that is, towards a single payer system.

  10. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    No, the conservatives would never go along with an efficient, user-centered program that works if it means crimping the salaries of health insurance company’s CEOs.

  11. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    Health insurance is my second biggest cost of living, $311 a month. But without it, one sickness and I would be living under an overpass. (which are crumbling thanks to budget cuts)

  12. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    Don’t like universal healthcare but love our military? Think about it.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    It benefits a nation to have healthy, educated, and involved citizens. We need a national healthcare plan because hospitals do not have the right to turn people away from emergency rooms and cannont afford to give the ongoing preventative care necessary for people to make educated decisions about their health.
    If hospitals could turn people away, I can name over 100 people who would be dead. That is not a humane solution.
    I do not believe Obamacare is as good a product as what we need. I do believe if legislators, the President, and people from the medical industry who have proven better methods can negotiate and educate each other in good faith, we can have a product that will actually bring costs way down below the currently expected “savings”. We just have to put stockholders last in line and make this for people instead of for profit.
    The cartoon shows the path some states have taken getting to this point, and mostly because no one had faith in anything ‘lasting’ under current political mindsets. Now that the healthcare plan is going to last at least another four years, they have to rethink. Hopefully, our Senators and Congressmen will also rethink and find a better path.
    Writing them will help.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 4 years ago

    @ColoradoRon:
    “Essential health care is provided to everyone in need now; urgent care is always given.” I cannot imagine you think that this is provided without someone paying. No one works for free. Hospitals wrote off $39 billion in emergency room care last year. Think about that when you’re in the hospital and they bill your insurance company $12 for Tylenol. Think this can continue without change?

    Try going to an urgent care center without insurance. It’s cash on the barrelhead. No money? There’s the door. Stop bleeding on the floor on your way out.

    Insurance companies going out of business? Please don’t make me laugh. Even if we went to single payer, which is the correct answer, there will still be car insurance (seen any commercials for this on TV lately? seems like they have enough money to cover the airwaves 24/7), homeowner’s insurance, business and professional liability, and on and on.

    Nobody looked out for me when Pearle, LensCrafters, and WalMart got into eye care. We all adapt to survive. Don’t lose any sleep over the poor insurance companies.

  15. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 4 years ago

    I always considered this a ‘throw away’ forum, no common interest to hold folks together for reasoned give and take.
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    So I usually came here when in a bad mood, after all, this is the place to be impolite and insulting and who cares?

    I don’t know how they do it, but there are a few posters that take time to post good information in easily understood and polite formats.
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    They get the same one liners and totally unitelligble replies every time from those too lazy or too ignorant to find truth.
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    I admire the resolve they show in maintining dignity and it has embarrassed me into way less rancor.
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    I still don’t enjoy the less informed agressively insulting my own intelligence, but now I let C Downs or I Play One On TV respond with well researched and well written replies while I push myself away from the keyboard.
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    Those are not the only ones, but they were in this thread so they got credited.

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