Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

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

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    More fake outrage.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

  5. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, over 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

    @Radish

    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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years 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……

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Well, after 25 years practicing medicine, in my opinion leaving the previous insurance based system alone sure as h#!! was not a choice. Health care was too expensive for half of working Americans, leaving over 35million uninsured, and bankrupting those who developed cancer, or chronic conditions. The insurance companies capped policies, dropped patients, denied treatments,denied medicines that were the standard of care,denied therapies that worked,because the insurance company determined that expensive therapies were experimental, or not FDA approved. The insurance companies were not patient advocates, only businesses trying to squeeze every bloody cent out of their patients! The Republicans complain they were left out on the construction of the PPACA…A BALD FACED LIE! The cheapest, and easiest program, the single payer would have also been the easiest and most effective, WAS BLOCKED BY REPUBLICANS!

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    No, Ansonia. I am stating that the legislature, both parties, have failed to provide a working healthcare plan that would bring down the exponentially increasing costs of providing healthcare, emergency and preventative, inflicting our nation and our citizens.
    As far as you statement there are R plans. Other than Mr. Romney’s Mass. plan, I’ve seen nothing. Your citations please. Otherwise, you join the folks in DC in being party first, nation second. I blame both parties. You consistently blame one. Another conservative told me there are Republican plans other than Mr. Romney’s, the one on which the plan you and your allies show contempt. No one has given me a website where I can see these plans.
    The plan the Democrats forced through is bad. The only thing worse, though you will disagree, is no plan at all.
    Respectfully,
    C.

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