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John Deering

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    Don’t look at me! I didn’t vote the idiots in!

  2. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    We in Germany have single payer, basically. I pay 13% of my net income for health insurance. For that I can visit any doctor any time, i pay like three dollars for any medicine prescribed, no matter how expensive, i get flu-shots etc. for free, i get free fillings and have to pay a pittance for other dental work and if i cut off a finger it will be reattached for free as well, unlike that poor bloke in the U.S. who lost two and had to decide which one he wanted to keep because he couldn’t afford both. Barbaric!

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    In my own situation:
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    A. I see a doctor or need medical care once in a blue moon. I can’t tell you the last time I was in a doctor’s office.
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    B. I have the means to pay cash for routine medical care.
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    Therefore, in my case a very cheap high deductable catastrophic care policy is all I really need to meet my health care needs. And, I am unwilling to pay (as in your case) 13% of my income to subsidize others for their health care. It is barbaric that the government would force me to.

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @Ionizer

    “OK, you have to provide a link for that.”

    See the movie, “Sicko”. It’s in the opening scene.

    I know, I know, it was done by Michael Moore. But facts, as they say, is facts. There is a real person who cut off two fingers with a power saw of some kind. He was given two wildly different costs (after his insurance benefits), one for each finger. He chose to re-attach only the cheaper one.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    I understand your point of view. But I can tell you that many people (and you may be the exception, but you are certainly not the rule) are only separated from homelessness by their good health.

    One heart attack is enough, in many cases, to put one into serious default.

    You are gambling you will never need more than you can afford. Morty is gambling that he might need more than he planned for. And Morty’s country knows that, if given the chance, a lot of people will gamble that they will never have a doctor bill, which is foolish.

    You are paying for unfunded health care performed at emergency rooms, whether you know it or not, whether you like it or not. If you believe in personal responsibility, the best way to ensure it is to ensure that everyone contribute. The logical conclusion to your attitude of “I have mine, and I don’t want to help others” is survival of the fittest, either or both economically or health-wise. If you can watch friends and/or family die because they have poor health and did not pre-plan for it, you’re a better man (or woman) than I.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    My GROUP policy rates are as high as most of the rates folks are complaining about under ACA, and that’s to keep coverage for my spouse, mostly. Being on Medicare, VA, and a group policy, copays are less for both ’fed plans", and the “overhead” going to the plan administrators, is far less.


    Making a LEGITIMATE profit is fine, but having Congress on the right grant open-ended profits to pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies, IS the problem with our current “system”. It is also the biggest “complaint” the insurance companies have against the ACA, they actually have to limit their “overhead” profit taking to “only” 20% of premiums.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    On the issue of “flagging” and “banning”, I’ve flagged a total of four very vile comments in all the time I’ve been on GC. I’ve been “flagged” and “banned” by the right, for merely stating facts, or responding to personal insults (because I don’t “take that” very well!) on occasion in the manner they were presented, but with far less personal vitriol.


    It IS rather amazing, that those passing out the most vile insults towards others, and especially toward our current President, are the ones most “insulted” when presented with simple facts. They also don’t seem to ever come up with any actual facts to support their vitriolic “quotes” that come from extremists such as Limbaugh, Beck etc, that do NOT “check out” with any reliable sources. The champion topic on this is of course any time anthropogenic climate change, comes up!

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Actually IPOOTV, I have excellent health coverage from several sources and am reasonably financially well off. So, while I do have excellent health (and I am thankful for that) I have made sure my family is covered. What I don’t like having to do is be forced to pay for persons who should be in a different insurance pool much like poor drivers are in a different one with auto insurance.
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    Is that a bit hard on persons with pre-existing conditions or poor health? I suppose it is. But, their problems should not be forced on me by government.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    But BECAUSE they have poor health and/or pre-existing conditions, they are priced out of the market. And you are paying for their care when they get so sick they can’t stand it anymore and present to the e-room. More costly care, and care that could have been prevented if they were allowed into an insurance pool.

    Whether you like it or not, you are paying for others’ health care. Doesn’t it make sense that they should pay into the system?

  10. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    This all assumes that the roll-out period is going to be the permanent situation. The law is actually written with the fact in mind that, until more people come on board, it will cost more. The GOP has managed to remove some of the mechanisms to pay for this, mind you, but they haven’t managed to change the facts. Meanwhile, if you aren’t paying for the uninsured through premiums, you’re paying for them through taxes because their use of emergency rooms in place of regular care is incredibly expensive and has to be covered by taxpayers — one more case of “corporate welfare” and a good reason for insurance companies to oppose the ACA

  11. PMcDonald1963

    PMcDonald1963 said, about 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    “You, in Germany … have had a small defense expenditure, thanks to the United States military. We, in effect, have been paying for your health care.”

    OK … so because we spend more than the next umpteen nations combined on defense, let’s close our overseas bases in Germany and Japan, slash the defense budget in half (at least), and take half the savings and pay for healthcare …

    As a retiree after 20 yrs in the USMC, you don’t want to know how little I pay for premiums … I think it’s time we take care of ourselves rather than the rest of the world …

    And those of you who call yourself Christians, remember that Christ said, “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, you do unto me.”

  12. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    “The ACA has been proven it is not so affordable after all. Tha ACA favors the Rich and Screws The Poor.
    Obam is screwing the Poor with his ACA
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    The ACA favors the very ill, the very poor, the insurance and screws the middle class who have to pay for that mess.

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    are you sure you aren’t mistaken? Perhaps you THINK (pun intended) that you typed something when it was just the Kool Aid infused haze playing tricks on you.

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