Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    It’s time to put her down……..

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Republicans/Fox “news” viewers hate Obamacare, but think that Medicare Part D is jes’ fine.

  3. TheFinalSolution

    TheFinalSolution said, over 3 years ago

    One simple question for “all”. Do you believe goods and services should be provided at the barrel of a weapon?

  4. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 3 years ago

    Government should stay out of healthcare, period.

  5. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    @DGF999

    That’s the spirit! Let’s dump the FDA, let’s stop the intrusive need to have a license to practice medicine. Let the free market thrive.

  6. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, over 3 years ago

    Health for sale, yes.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    Why is it that the US can’t figure out health care when every other developed country has been able to come up with a reasonable system? Is there something in the water that prevents rational thought?

  8. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Ok. Show us a picture of “Republi-Care”! Oh, that’s right; there is no “Republi-Care” program. The Cons and Neo-Cons believe that every individual should “take care of themselves” and not depend on big Gov!

  9. ODon

    ODon said, over 3 years ago

    @lonecat

    It’s not the water it’s the cash flow.

  10. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, over 3 years ago

    AS you are a sheeple. Every nation that has stepped into health has had both quality and service decline, increased tax burdens on the people and economies that are failing. I work in the Houston Medical Center and I speak first hand about in influx of foreign patients, all those who can come here the get the quality and expertise that their countries no longer provide. Do you want quality or quantity?

  11. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, over 3 years ago

    it is congressional way to do anything don’t fix put a band-aide on it.

  12. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, over 3 years ago

    “It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication, and a government bureaucracy to administer it.”
    —Thomas Sowell

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    The parallel between Medicare Part D and Obamacare is the Individual Mandate. If you are a Medicare recipient, you MUST purchase a drug plan, regardless if it will save you money, regardless of whether you need meds at all, regardless of whether the meds you need will be covered. Otherwise there is a monetary penalty.

    To many people, the individual mandate, when applied to Medicare Part D, is just fine. To those same people, the individual mandate, when applied to Obamacare, is unconstitutional. So far, none of those people can explain why that is. Anyone here want to venture a guess?

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    @Jim Guess

    Mr. Sowell conveniently neglects a large piece of the puzzle: health care currently depends on companies working for a profit, for its administrators, paper-pushers, and stockholders. If you actually compare administrative costs (those expenditures that do not directly pay for health care), you will find that Medicare runs around 3% of its income. Private insurers are now (thanks to Obamacare) restricted to 20%, and some of them don’t seem to be too good at that. Anthem sent me a check because Obamacare made them refund the amount over 20% that they were spending. Keep that in mind when you pay your premium: up to 20% of that may be going to advertising. Is this a good use for your hard-earned money?

  15. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Kevin Robinson

    Speaking as a current resident of the UK and frequent long-term visitor to Europe, your assertion “every nation that has stepped into health has had both quality and service decline, increased tax burdens on the people and economies that are failing” is pure bollocks. Yes, SOME economies here are failing; the “most socialist”, the Scandinavian countries, are doing just fine. Where healthcare is unstable is in places like the UK right now, but that is because we have a current government like you would want – hellbent on privatising the healthcare here come hell nor high water, by stealthy deliberate piecemeal disassembly of services because when they tried to openly privatise it before, the people here punished them for it.


    Having both lived and accessed healthcare in both America and European countries, I say this and stand by it: America’s system is infinitely more broken than healthcare here, and is only anywhere near “the best in the world” if you happen to be privately wealthy. Otherwise, you put up with things there and get poorer care than anyone would put up with in civilised countries.


    And as for “the quality and expertise that their countries no longer provide”, prove that – because being here, I am happy to tell you that Europe and the UK have more of a problem with what we call “health tourism”, people coming here simply to access healthcare, than the US does.

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