Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Romney/Obama Care is like a car that needs to be recalled by the builders. You don’t take the car away from the person to whom it belongs, you fix it, or replace it with something better. It’s time for the administration and legislature to start working together on this very important issue.

  2. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 3 years ago

    It is a tax(the largest in human history) that was unconstitutionally passed.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    So why is it that everything this guy says turns out to NOT be correct?

    Obama Care penalty is a tax, oh no it’s a fine, no no no it IS a tax.

    Obamacare will lower the costs of insurance for a family of four $2400 by 2014….oops that’s raise the costs by $2400

    Obamacare will cover 30 million Americans that do not have insurance …. uh nope won’t do it

    There are NO “death panels” ….but there is a panel that will evaluate “cost effectiveness” and make “recommendations” on who should get certain procedures and who – as Obama said – should maybe just be given a pill….

    And my personal favorite “If you like your plan and your doctor you will be able to keep them” ….. well that is IF your employer doesn’t drop the plan and IF your doctor decides to continue his practice (mine said he will but will NOT take new patients with medicare).

    I’m all for a single payer system.
    This country could very easily pay for it and NOT borrow money to do it. The problem is DC and the power/control issue. This bill is NOT the panacea proclaim by Obama but does seem to resemble Pandora’s Box.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Actually, Obamacare is lowering insurance costs substantially in California and Oregon (notably, these are states that are interested in making it work). Prices are likely to be similar in other blue states. The Republicans are going to be chagrined when their hard work destroying Obamacare makes their states (surprise!) considerably less competitive than states that will have near-universal coverage.

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 3 years ago

    It would have cost less to just go out in the free market and buy health insurance for those who don’t have it.

  6. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 3 years ago


    You say that we can"easily pay for it" but you don’t say how. We are already creating more debt every day, but this will not cost anything additional.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Hello Neighbors,
    I hate using partisan news sources, but this was the first one I found that confirmed a story I heard on the radio.
    The gist of the story is in this line -
    “…a comparison of proposed 2014 health premiums became public online, causing two insurers to request do-overs to lower their rates even before the state determines whether they’re justified.”
    This one feature of the healthcare bill allowed your friends, family, and neighbors to comparison shop and in response, two insurers cut the price of the premiums.
    There are many more benefits in this bill, but let me be clear….
    THIS IS NOT THE BEST PRODUCT for our nation. It is just the best we can do with the legislators we have at the moment. Mr. Obama has expressed his willingness to have sensible changes made to the plan.
    Please realize that we are already being taxed by the hospitals who must overcharge those who can pay in order to compensate for the many people they serve who cannot pay. If the parties can come together and repair this “car”, our nation will benefit greatly. I am sorry the Republicans want to simply get rid of the car without replacing it with a viable alternative. The proposals I’ve seen from the right reduce services and access. The proposal from the left has problems and needs repair.
    But then, so does our legislature.

  8. Gojump Inacreek

    Gojump Inacreek said, over 3 years ago

    I’ve been in one union or another since 1973 and after about 20 years it finally occurred to me that the republican who said “I hate unions and I’m going to screw you every chance I get” was more honest than the democrat who said “You’re our buddy so vote for me”, and then screwed us every chance they got!
    It only took about 10 more years to realize that neither one of them has anyone’s best interest at heart except their own and will do or say anything to remain in power. The sooner the rest of you figure that out, the better off we’ll ALL be!

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The simple fact is that the cost increasing features of ACA (requiring PRIVATE insurance companies) and other laws refusing to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, should be called “Boehner don’t care”.

    Yes, too long a bill, with many flaws remaining, but inserted by REPUBLICAN legislators in House and Senate.

  10. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog said, over 3 years ago

    “in fact do anything to hinder efforts by this president that may improve the lot for the average American, "

    There was a time, within my lifetime, when people helped themselves. As Progressivism spreads, people seem to be able (and motivated) to do less and less for themselves. It’s always the other guy’s fault, isn’t it?

  11. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog said, over 3 years ago

    “Actually, Obamacare is lowering insurance costs substantially in California and Oregon (notably, these are states that are interested in making it work).”

    California is all but bankrupt. God only knows where the money will come from to pay for this.

  12. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    Q for Obamacare supporters:

    So Americans should expect the federal treasury to cover lifetime health insurance? Including all the foreigners being welcomed into the USA by Democrats and the Obama administration?
    It is, IMO, the most modern version of Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny…..myths for a nation of Dependents.
    IMO the best system for any society is God’s Plan; in the Founders’ Liberty and Individual Rights to learn, work and earn and support himself/herself and family, provide personal insurance coverage of choice in a competitive market.
    Any Government safety net should be for the citizens with provable inability to earn income for needs. With follow-up checking of annual status. No one else, including elected representatives in state and federal government, should have their healthcare paid by taxpayers. Personal Responsibility should be taught in each year in schools of America.
    The false separation of God from State should be ended. God and Bible should be put back into public education in all schools, with God as the only true Provider for each and every citizen that asks Him. God directed my every test and treatment for serious illnesses, in the years I paid private insurance and in the years after I was forced into Medicare and prevented from keeping private insurance. God is active to bless believers, and wants everyone to know and trust Him as #1 loving Father who gave His only Son as Saviour to atone for sin. Living a lifetime on earth is part of God’s Abundant Life for believers

  13. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago


    I don’t recall Obama proclaiming it any panacea – it certainly wasn’t his idea – but the rest of your comment is right on.

    I would call it an unfunded mandate, which should also be unconstitutional, which will not only leave millions uncovered, but also at risk of penalties and fines.

    The only people who don’t want single payer care are the GOP and it’s minions who seem determined to prevent anyone who isn’t obscenely rich from having anything at all.

    This particular unfunded mandate is a gift to the insurance companies, no more, no less. It will make things very much harder for the working poor and the retired.

  14. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    Well, yes, they certainly should read every bill before they vote on it period. ALL of every bill.

    But I guess that would be too much work. On both sides of the aisle.

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago


    Who are you kidding? It’s not going to do a damn thing for Oregon at least. Certainly not for Oregonians who actually need coverage.

    Have you checked the numbers? Oregon will simply gloss over the fact that most of their working poor are uncovered and their retireds destitute. They may cover children and the disabled, but as soon as the funds look to be coming up a little short, they’ll throw the kids under the bus too. People on fixed incomes were dumped years ago.

    This is no different from any other coverage, except that it not only threatens not to cover you, it threatens you with fines and penalties if you can’t afford their cost.

    Very humane.

    People keep telling me how well it works in Massachusetts. That’s great for them, but Mass is a very small state, with a substantial percentage of the country’s income. No doubt they have their poor too, but not on the scale of most other states. IF it’s working in Mass, great, but for the rest of the country?

    Single payer coverage would be best for the country and best for all it’s constituents. It would be cheapest, and it would take the insurers out of the equation.

    That’s what’s wrong with American Health coverage.

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