Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    We’ve got to do something about those danged Socialist For-Profit Health Insurance companies. How DARE they use 80% of their income to support their policy-holders instead of using it to feather the nests of Legislators?

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    A single payer system would have been better but since the dems were for it the repubs just had to be against it.

  3. Machado

    Machado GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Didn’t follow up, but heard a radio report a couple of days back that some study predicts insurance rates will soon double?

  4. carandken

    carandken said, almost 3 years ago

    In 2025, Obamacare will consist of an air mattress and a botlle of generic Tylenol-after 3 reviews. But the good news is the illegal alien next to you in the health warehouse will get the same treatment. Isn’t that special?

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    Time Magazine March 4 issue had a comprehensive story on why health care costs so much.
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    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2136864,00.html
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    We are already being ‘taxed’ by hospitals who have to charge people and insurance companies exorbitant prices in order to make up for the losses of all of those who come in without medical insurance or insufficient medical insurance. As a people, we are living longer, exercising less, & indulging in self destructive diets and behaviors. Education is the best and first line of defense, but in the short term, health care will remain the biggest drain on our nation’s budget.
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    There is really only two choices… an all inclusive healthcare system such as the Obama/Romney model (perhaps a European/Canadian model) OR, we have to allow hospital emergency rooms to turn away patients who have no means to pay. The system we have used to date doesn’t work. It seems UnAmerican, unChristian, and inhumane to turn away people in need because they can’t pay – so it is necessary for the partisan legislators to find a middle ground while using auditors/accountants/efficiency experts to cut through waste, fraud, duplications, and abuse. Write your suggestions to your legislators and their leadership.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    Hope your colon is clean, Ima. It was nice to know mine was when it was done last year.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 3 years ago

    Yes, machado, you didn’t follow up. Premiums MIGHT double for some people. That was the headline. In the article you learn that for others, they’ll be much, much lower. More to the point, unlike now, everyone can buy insurance, so there will be a lot less death and bankruptcy. How your premiums change depends on how much you pay now, and how much more insurance you’ll be getting.

    As for the topic of the cartoon, the forms are expected to take about 45 minutes to fill out. Lisa, as usual, distorts the facts to make a weak conservative whine. (Try getting insurance on your own now — plenty of applications and medical tests, and once the first company turns you down, you a re literally uninsurable. I’ll take the 45 minutes, please.)

  8. ODon

    ODon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    You mention the recent article in Time by Steve Brill. I encourage all posters to read this eye opening report.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    @Machado

    “Didn’t follow up, but heard a radio report a couple of days back that some study predicts insurance rates will soon double?”

    And they never went up before? I remember my rates going up every 6 months by at least 10 percent in the Good Old Days. And my deductible went up. And my coverage went down. And all I have ever needed was yearly exams. Imagine if I got sick….

    We have to get over our selective memories, people.

  10. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    My friend says he’s just going to pay the $200 a year tax Barry-Care forces him to pay and not carry health insurance.
    He says he’ll just wait until he gets really sick (cancer, disease etc.) and then get insurance because the government will force them to cover him.

    I’m sure he’s not alone. Guess who’s gonna pay for it.

    This is a disaster waiting to happen.

  11. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 3 years ago

    Haven’t you heard, the Ryan budget does away with “Obamacare”?

  12. ODon

    ODon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Amazingly uneducated replies followed by an abhorrent comment. Please leave these boards.

  13. wbr

    wbr said, almost 3 years ago

    single payer plan like canada which former head said “was imploding” but due not worry about cost the independent payment advisory board will take care of it and soc sec short fall too

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    “Pg 30, Sec 123 of obamacare states that there will be a government committee that decides what treatments you are allowed and what your overall benefits are.”

    And how is that different from the insurance committee that decides what treatments you are allowed and what your overall benefits are?

    Oh, here’s the difference: the insurance committee is tasked to minimize “medical losses”. Loosely translated, “medical losses” means “payment for treatment”.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    “Pg 241, line 6-8 mandates that all doctors receive the same pay, regardless of specialty.
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    Do you think this will attract highly trained specialists?”

    You misunderstand. First off, Obamacare does not put doctors on salary. We will still be paid for what we do, not when we do nothing.

    Second, this is to ensure that doctors WHO PERFORM THE SAME SERVICE will be paid the same, regardless of specialty. As it is, for instance, I am paid 10 – 15% less than an ophthalmologist is paid by TRICARE for performing the exact same service. I know; they thought I was an ophthalmologist at first, so they sent me the wrong reimbursement schedule. Happens with every insurer, and this is regardless of outcome. Of course, insurance is not interested in outcome; if you perform a service that’s covered, it’s paid, regardless of how well the patient is taken care of.

    I look forward to equal pay for equal work. Maybe one day we can apply that to gender as well, you think?

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