Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Wait till the low-information Obama voter sees what’s in their future for how much Obamacare will cost them in 2014. Won’t be pretty….

  2. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    - Over in the real world, Obamacare moves along with a few bumps, but still the best option short of Medicare-for-All.

    - Officially, President Obama will be the best US President since FDR on 2017; unofficially, he already is.

  3. Incredulous

    Incredulous said, over 1 year ago

    @ReFlex-76

    You must have a really low opinion of him considering FDR presided over the deaths of hundreds of thousands.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @ReFlex-76

    The only thing that makes it the best option, Reflex, is that it’s the only option. The idea behind the PPACA was good. As law it’s a mess. It’s implementation is difficult. I’d like to see it scrapped and rewritten before it’s implemented.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    I don’t know about the bribe part, but we’re definitely all stuck with it.

  6. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ReFlex-76

    Why do you have to be funnier then the strip? Oh wait, the strip is a real life tragedy, you are just a clueless Obamapologist. I guess now i feel bad for laughing at you. But do not worry, I think Obamacare covers pre existing conditions such as dementia, You can wait to get treatment with only a small fine i guess. The rest of us will be forced to pay for it, that is if the Obamacare IRS don’t find you 1st.

  7. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    It’s bribery by favor. Earmarks for their state if they vote.

    Now, because of the PPACA (because I refuse to call it Obamacare), employers will have to know how much you earned last year to discover how much of a threshold you had last year to determine how much of an income you have before they can start paying taxes on the PPACA requirements. So not only do you get to hand in your resume with your application, you get to hand in last year’s tax returns, too! So much for privacy.

  8. Adam

    Adam GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ReFlex-76
    Hope those drugs you’re taking are / will be covered by Obamacare because clearly you need them. “Best president since FDR.” Yeah, clearly you’re delusional. Where a rolling eyes icon when you need one?

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    As far as insurance costs going up: if anyone has been paying attention, they have been going up between 5 and 20 % per year for years. My personal health insurance has almost tripled in the 9 years that I’ve been paying premiums. Now, granted, I’m nine years older, but I am healthy. I can’t imagine what would happen if I actually needed to use my insurance coverage.

    When you take away the cost of unpaid emergency-room services from “nowhere” and add them to the cost of health care, it’s frightening. In 2011, more than $39 BILLION was unpaid emergency room fees. We pay for it, whether it’s in that column of the balance sheet or not.

    And, what’s more cost-effective: paying for meds for diabetes, or having a patient who can’t afford them wait until he/she needs amputation, dialysis, etc? A stitch in time….

    When all is said and done, though, single-payer Medicare for all is what this particular doctor sees as the only alternative for the train wreck that was the previous system, and the well-intentioned but unworkable ACA. The sooner we do something about this the better, but repeal-only is a fool’s mission.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    @onguard

    “Look up the Lousiana Purchase and the Cornhusker Kickback.”

    Yeah, I remember those but never thought of them as bribes. I guess they are.

    That’s one of the major problems of the PPACA. It exempts so many people from the insurance pool, making it more expensive for those who are required to be in it. So much for equal treatment under law.

  11. foxwilly

    foxwilly said, over 1 year ago

    The only Train Wreck I see is the REPUBLICAN PARTY!

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    I found it interesting that if you go to hhs.gov and use the search phrase “organizations exempted from PPACA” or assorted variations nothing is listed. It is known that multiple organizations have been exempted. Why can’t the general public have access to this information? HHS has to have this information.

  13. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 1 year ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Play One, I would say that you make some very valid points. We do pay, one way or the other, for those who carry no insurance. There were provisions with the PPACA with which I agree. However, those provisions are undermined when combined with other factors. For instance:

    Cannot deny someone for pre-existing conditions (agree with). But that’s countered with the fact that they are fixing the underwriting so that insurance companies cannot charge high-frequency users (i.e. those with chronic illnesses or the elderly) more than double that of extremely-low-frequency users (young, healthy college students).

    The other issue is that the PPACA does nothing to address the elephant in the room: Tort Reform. Doctors right now play defensive medicine, not because they feel it adds value, but because they don’t want to get sued. Imagine if they didn’t have to do that.

    The next issue is that lower deductibles are actually bad for the cost of health care. Here’s why: If you don’t pay for much (if any) of the expense of going to the doctor, you’re going to use it more frequently when you don’t have to. You don’t ask why something costs so much. You don’t question why they are charging you $50 for an ice pack. This disconnection from the costs prevents us from pushing back on rising costs. We’re not informed consumers. We instead say, “My insurance will cover it.” Well, of course the insurance will cover it, and charge you more premium to do so.

    My father (who is 63) carries a $10,400 deductible on his health care policy. He owns a small business and is in the individual market. He is very healthy, and seeks care when needed. He has an HSA to which he contributes. He goes to the doctor if he needs to. Note, I said need, not want. He pays to go to his checkups to make sure nothing is amiss. And he is not a wealthy man.

    Imagine if everyone had to pay the first $10,000 of their healthcare. A lot more people would be asking why something costs what it does, and a lot of people would be saying, “No, don’t do that because that’s too expensive.” First, insurance premiums would be a lot lower, because claims frequency would be lower. And doctor’s offices wouldn’t be doing all these unnecessary tests because patients would be telling them no, meaning the overall cost of care goes down.

    The PPACA is actually going to hurt roughly 30 million people who currently have insurance. People like my father will be prohibited from purchasing insurance like he has now, because the deductible is deemed too high. So the nonsense spun by Obama when they were pushing the PPACA through, promising you could keep your health insurance plan, was a blatant lie. Because, well… you can’t.

  14. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Make your 2014 Doctor Appointments NOW!!

    You will be lucky to see a Nurse once Obama-Tax kicks in. Forget actually seeing a specialist.

    Oh and also get ready for even smaller paychecks too!

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    If you pulled that number off of PolitiFact, your selective use of “37th” belies the rest of the story. Even PolitiFact mentions flaws in the methodology and ideology.

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