Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Yeah, Republicans know just how to improve health care. And any day now they’re going to specify what ought to be done.
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    Just as soon as they abolish minimum wage.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    The PPACA makes me think of the adage about too many cooks.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    The Light at the End of the Tunnel represents Politicians delivering basic healthcare to women.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    @wmconelly

    It would be nice to think you are right, Mr Connelly. It seems more likely that the light coming down the tracks more likely represents another Congressional train wreck about to happen.
    Congress could provide ideas that would improve this health care plan based on a Republican idea, but instead of providing ideas, Republicans have used hundreds of man hours in order to make ALL health care ideas go away without providing a single option other than extinction of ALL health care as well as every other safety net, necessary AND superfluous, they can put forward.
    Democrats treat entitlements the way Republicans treat gun laws. If one entitlement/gun right is effected, then ALL entitlements/gun rights are effected.
    This bipartisan lock down is neither civil or respectful and like the train wreck in Ontario that killed 50 people because of the negligence of a few, people will suffer.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. coffee_mom11

    coffee_mom11 said, about 3 years ago

    @wmconelly

    um. . . no, it’s more like the speeding train that’s going to knock us all off track.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    OK here is something to think about. The act swas passed and signed Oct 3, 2008 by a democrat controlled congress.

    “The bill authorizes $700 billion for the program. The Treasury Secretary has immediate access to the first $250 billion. Following that, an additional $100 billion can be authorized by the President. For the last $350 billion, the President must notify Congress of the intention to grant the additional funding to the Treasury; Congress then has 15 days to pass a resolution disallowing the authority. If Congress fails to pass a resolution opposing the funding within 15 days, or if the resolution passes, but is vetoed by the President, and Congress does not have enough votes to override the veto, the Treasury will receive the final $350 billion.”

    That isn’t to say the Bush was an innocent. But then all politicians are liars and crooks IMO.

    Here is a simi-current followup.

    http://investorplace.com/2012/05/2008-tarp-funds-where-are-they-now/

  7. Marco Polo

    Marco Polo said, about 3 years ago

    If forcing businesses at financial gunpoint to pay for oral contraceptives that increase liver, breast, and cervical cancer in women is “healthcare for women,” then women should probably avoid healthcare.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 3 years ago

    News — a majority of Americans, even John McCain wanted Obamacare. They still want every last one of the provisions in the bill. They’re worried because of lies being told about not being able to choose your doctor, or Washington being involved (it’s still private insurance). But to assume that people want NO health reform is to ignore the actual polling on health care.

  9. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

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  10. neuturn

    neuturn said, about 3 years ago

    Well, mine was affordable. It has since gone up, and may even cause the coverage for my family to cost extra. Yes we want affordable health coverage, but not on our backs. Who was going to pay for those who end up on it because they can’t afford it? I do not know why you are not covered by your employer if you are not or why it costs them so much, but it will not be affordable to me the way it stands. That was why the insurance companies tried to get as much money pocketed in the last 2 yrs as they could. Doctors are going to be forced to take on more medi-cal / medi-care patients with lower reimbursement for them. If they choose to go private it will drive up the prices allowing only the rich to afford the best care. I am in California and several Health insurance companies are pulling out or increasing the cost in order to make money or have people go to a different insurance.

  11. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 3 years ago

    @braindead08

    The minimum wage should be eliminated.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    On the right track with Reality, BAM, there it is.

  13. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years ago

    " I guess it’s good to be the king."

    Obama fought that thing until people started screaming he’d promised to settle the health care issue within the first year of his administration.

    You can thank your obstruction merchants for the RomneyCare bill. Nothing is more important to the GOP except seeing the ‘libruls’ fail. Well, and making sure their corporate masters continue to have the means to exploit their constituents.

    The GOP has labeled this travesty ‘ObamaCare’ to obscure the fact that it was a GOP bill that should rightly be called ‘RomneyCare’.

    Still, when have the Dems ever corrected anything they perceived the GOP did wrong? What we need is a new government. This one has devolved into fascist anarchy, and by ‘this government’ I mean both parties.

  14. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “It seems more likely that the light coming down the tracks more likely represents another Congressional train wreck about to happen.”

    That was my kneejerk reaction, too. In reality, there is no part of this government which is not committed to supporting the corporate exploitation of the population. I refer not only to the health care system, which is a clear and straightforward gift to the insurers, They are not the only corporate interests who benefit this way, but they may be the most egregious, along with the food industry.

    You lost me on the train wreck in Ontario, though – the death toll on the wreck in Quebec had risen to 60 last night, but I hadn’t heard of a similar disaster in Ontario.

    Either way, I do agree that this bi-partisan lockdown is just that – both sides of the government stonewalling and pretending the other is the problem.

    We kill a lot of people through the negligence of a few, though. Sorry to hear that Canada’s government is not a lot better than the US’s – which I am hearing from a number of people in Canada. It seems that Canada is throwing its country away, too.

    I think it’s time to put the kibosh on the Global Economy. It looks as if no one will benefit from that except the fascists, and I don’t know about you, but if I had the resources, it’s still a game I wouldn’t be able to play.

    Health care for women in this country is a criminal disgrace (literally, unless you discount the Constitution altogether), but it’s a mere bagatelle compared to the food industry.

    The MSM has been almost entirely silent on Monsanto’s latest disaster. No, I don’t mean the Monsanto Protection Act, I mean the fact that one of their GMO projects (which was never approved even in the US), escaped from Ohio and turned up in Oregon years after it was supposedly ‘destroyed’. it looks like costing us the wheat export, but I guess that isn’t important – though one SA country is also refusing our corn.

    I just can’t see this as a gain for the US economy, and I’m wondering how long it will be before Canada finds itself in the same position.

    I have a hunch, though, that Monsanto will go down before women’s health care is addressed in any meaningful way. In the US, women are chattel, no more, no less, but they aren’t valuable chattel, like, say, livestock. They are entirely disposable, to the government and industry.

    Cheers -

  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years ago

    @Marco Polo

    " … women is “healthcare for women,” then women should probably avoid healthcare."

    rotfl! You got that right – but to some extent that happens because women have a hard time saying no to doctors. Even women who can say no to doctors and make it stick, are railroaded by doctors who either believe BigPharma’s lies, or don’t care. Women who say ‘no’ to doctors are diagnosed ‘depressive’ and drugged into compliance.

    Having said that, though, almost everyone could use IUDs (one of the most ancient, safe, reliable contraceptive methods we know), but they have to know about them to insist on them. Doctors prefer to write prescriptions for drugs, not devices.

    However, that safe and reliable device is out of reach of many, if not most, women due to the cost.

    Any contraceptive apart from condoms and spermicidal creams which are cheap and decidedly unreliable, requires a physician’s ‘note’. George Carlin did an excellent piece on this; but it was seen as humour (it really was very funny), not as reality. It IS reality – and a doctor’s visit is +-$150, out of pocket, plus any prescription or procedure he orders.

    Giving women access to health care is only the first part, I agree, because women are routinely misdiagnosed and mistreated when they do have access. However, once women have universal access (pie in the sky, but a woman’s reach should exceed her grasp), women will learn to say ‘no’ to toxic prescriptions, or not. However, they really do need the access.

    Since a few neocons are going to be outraged at the prospect of ‘paying for women’s sexual excesses’, I’ll deal with that right now. If women are to be forced to pay for their reproductive health care out of pocket, when are men going to ante up for their erectile function medications and testosterone supplements?

    Either women are entitled to equal health care equivalent to the coverage men enjoy, or they are chattel. Therefore, support women’s access to reproductive care, or pay for your own.

    Sorry to hijack your message, MP ;-)

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