Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Just step on up folks and we, The Government, will decide your fate!

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    More fake outrage.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 1 year ago

    ‘Cuse me, Lisa: who’s are the agencies that are providing the insurance plans to the ACA exchanges? ’At’s right: all private insurance companies. Not a government insurer among them. And what’s your alternative to this spate of ‘free market competition’ the RepubliCons have ferreted out in our midst? Is it to send the poor and needy back to the emergency rooms at triple the community cost of ACA? Your hypocrisy is not merely absurd; it is loathsome.

  4. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, over 1 year ago

    Such trash. No longer can they charge big premiums for plans that cover nothing.

  5. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, over 1 year ago

    @greyolddave

    True… Now, they’re mandated to sell outrageously priced plans with sky-high deductibles to cover everything whether the individual wants or needs it…

    I’m going to take a wild guess and say a person using the name “greyolddave” isn’t likely to need maternity coverage. Well, that’s just too bad. You cannot buy a plan without it…

  6. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, over 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    your ’cused for your liberal ignorance. It is Obamacare that is sending “the poor and needy back to the emergency rooms at triple the community cost” because they cannot afford the premiums. they want ACA to fail so they can force their holy grail of healthcare, the SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    As Player and Radish and many others have asked over the last months of debate over Obamacare….
    What is the Republican plan?
    Please share a link that will show us a comprehensive idea that has been presented since Romney was Governor of Mass.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    Nothing fake about it. The Obamanation’s abominable Obamanationcare is a hideously stupid, poorly thought and executed idea that causes people to lose their own health care, is causing many people’s rates to skyrocket, and forces people into coverage they do not want. Young people who want to skip health care while the odds are good should not be forced to support this welfare program. Destroy Obamanationcare ASAP. It is an exceedingly irrational bit of stupidity that will only cause harm and ruin in the long run…and apparently also in the short run.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “What is the Republican plan?”
    To make being poor so hellish that poor people stop being poor and start being rich.
    Or die.
    You know, whichever.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @exoticdoc2

    All the more reason for the opposition to come up with a better plan. Or sit in the back and complain. See if you can guess which will be more productive.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    @exoticdoc2

    “Young people who want to skip health care while the odds are good should not be forced to support this welfare program.”
    .
    Now, I thought you were a Republican- you know, the “party of responsibility”. Are you actually advocating for young people to “skip health care”, and risk catastrophic costs that will end up costing all of us more, just for short-term benefit?

  12. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    One can only wonder, Coraryan. I am on record as a vocal critic of Mr. Reid’s conduct as leader of his party and the senate. But if Republicans were on new programs quoting actual ideas to fix healthcare, and if those ideas were on Mr. Reid’s desk, he would be forced to address them.
    When Republican become as vocal about how to provide healthcare as they are about how we need to get rid of it, they will start reaching the independents they need for the next elections.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  13. Evil_Elf_BK

    Evil_Elf_BK GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Has anyone actually asked their doctors what they think? Both of mine that I have asked essentially said the same thing: “It is tough, but it has to be done.”

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    “And if they deny treatment, you cannot even pay for it out of your pocket, you will have to leave the country to get treatment.”

    I think you are mistaken. You can get anything in this country if you have enough cash.

    Just for sake of balance, I recently received a newsletter from one of the insurance companies I slave for. Under the heading “A Doctor makes the choices”, they tell me that denial-of-benefits decisions are made by a medical director. (So what? If I’m being paid to deny coverage, that’s what I’m going to do. You may say doctors wouldn’t go along with that, but you would be surprised: beats working for a living.)

    I am then told that denial of payment is NOT the same thing as saying that the patient should not have the treatment, it only means that they are not going to pay for it. The next sentence tells me that it is then up to the provider (the doctor) to arrange help for the patient.

    Lovely. First they tell me that although they’ve taken money from the patient in the form of premiums for some time, it may be up to me to find a way for this patient to afford not to die. Maybe the underlying message is that I can work for free, so they don’t have to.

    And some people wonder why doctors are so anxious to leave the healthcare system……

  15. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    What makes you think these people you mention will buy health insurance?They are by your definition poor and needy.Why are they poor and needy?No or inadequate education?They could have gotten one for free if they had stayed in school.Not much of one these days but still at least to 8th grade level that passes for high school today.Why not require job training as a condition to government assistance.and be required to be drug free.Since dopers don’t care much about working.Drop out of school get high,get drunk,make a long line of bad doped up decisions and scream for those that didn’t behave stupidly to support them and provide heathcare for free to them and their children born out of wedlock.No one minds giving the down on their luck folks a hand up.But we ain’t supporting the uneducated, lazy,doper drunk,thugs and their offspring to the point of making that way of life a life style for the doper democrats.Don’t think this is true drive by the projects near where you live and talk to some of them.
    Tell your kids too work hard and get good grades in school so they can get a good job and have most of their money taken from them so that the democrats can use it to buy votes from the doper ne’er do wells.

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