Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 8 months ago

    Or you MIGHT enjoy considerably lower health insurance costs. Pilgrim Father, you’ll never know unless you check out ACA for yourself. The Glen Rush Gold Standard Fox sure ain’t going to check it for you.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 8 months ago

    Back in October, the Obamabot NPR had a show, ‘Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me,’ where a panellist said he had a great employer-provided plan, but, as a reporter, he wanted to check out the ACA website. He said it worked perfectly, and he found an ACA plan that was much better than the one his employer provided, and he’d signed up.


    Since almost no one actually managed to sign up in October, I’m not entirely convinced he was telling the truth.


    When the New York Times asked for comments, the approved commentators said they’d found plans that saved them $1,000 a month for better coverage. But the New York Times has a list of approved commentators who fill up the first four pages of comments entirely with comments of which the New York Times approves. So I’m not sure I believe them, either.


    Ted Rall began his saga of trying to log in beginning in early October, having troubles, and then… Well, then he said he was sure everyone was tired of reading about his problems with the ACA, so he was moving on. Did he get coverage? Was it cheaper or more expensive than the coverage he’d dropped because he couldn’t afford to pay for it? He never posted the end of his story about the ACA.


    If, after two and a half months of a bug-plagued website, everything begins working perfectly (as promised by the president), and every uninsured American gets adequate healthcare at an affordable price, all should be forgiven. Fox News probably won’t report that if it happens, and their viewers (who don’t need ACA insurance) will believe them. If that doesn’t happen, the Obamabot media will say that it did, and their readers and viewers, (most of whom don’t need ACA insurance) will believe them.


    As of now, the latest I heard (from Obamabot Prof. Krugman) is that the website is still buggy. However, a private, free website thehealthcaresherpa.com claims to list every available Exchange plan, with the premiums, deductible, co-pay, out-of-pocket maximum, and the 800 number to sign up via the private insurer (but member of the Exchange) providing the plan, so no government bureaucrats to impede the process.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    Thankfully, back then they could kill all the lawyers.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, 8 months ago

    @russell5419

    When I was in fourth grade, my father, who was 38 and who had been perfectly healthy, came down with a paralyzing neurological disorder. He was in the hospital for nine months, and he got out when he had recovered enough strength so that he could help my mother as she moved him from a bed to a wheelchair. For the first month or so of his hospital stay he had to have a nurse beside his bed every minute of the day, 24 hours of the day, in case he stopped breathing. I could go on. Anyway, as it happened he had a super-duper medical plan and we never paid a penny. If we hadn’t had that kind of coverage we would have been bankrupt many times over. I believe in good health insurance for everyone. You never know what might happen.

  5. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 8 months ago

    Universal healthcare today tomorrow and forever.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    @David

    So, David what’s the meme this month…? “The website will get fixed eventually…”? That’s a minor problem compared to the higher cost of plans for most people, the looming employer mandate… You know, the one Obama illegally put off a year then moved back another 5 weeks illegally to put its implementation after the 2014 election to avoid having something up to possibly 100 million workers finding out their premiums will skyrocket in cost or that they will have their insurance cancelled…
    Then there’s the “tax” penality for all those people who didn’t bother to get insurance that the IRS doesn’t even know how it will collect it.
    Or, the looming “death sprial” that is likely when early next month the data becomes available on just who did sign up and they find it is the pre-existing contitions, high risk groups, and that the young and healthy are taking the “tax” instead. That alone will destroy the plan.
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    So, Dave, what’s the meme this month?

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    @Clark Kent

    “Universal healthcare today tomorrow and forever.”
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    I have no problem with that on one caviat: That the government has no hand, zero part, in running it. After all, they can’t manage Obamacare, they can’t do flood insurance right, they’ve messed up Social Security and Medicare / cade like a soup sandwich. So, if universal health care does become a reality I want government having no role in it.

  8. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, 8 months ago

    @wmconelly

    are you really President Obama?

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    No Adrian I don’t believe most of the advertising I see, whatever the source. However, big business has several advantages in my favor over government.
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    It has to be efficent and at least break even on cost effectiveness or it goes out of business. Government just raises taxes to cover their loss.
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    Big business cannot coherse or force you to buy their product(s), government can. Big business cannot imprison or otherwise threaten you like government can if you don’t want what they are selling.
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    Big business will listen to customers most of the time as opposed to government who doesn’t have to pay attention to their “customers” at all.
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    That is why I would not want government running universal anything.

  10. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    liberals Passing on the responsibilities onto others, since they aren’t will to admit to their mistakes..

  11. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    @1opinion

    I know enough about it to know I’d rather deal with it than the government any day.

  12. ArtSertorius

    ArtSertorius said, 8 months ago

    Lisa Benson inadvertantly brings out the point out that the Pilgrims were originally headed for the mouth of the Hudson River (at the time part of the Virginia Territory), but after getting to Cape Cod and then encountering fierce stroms trying to complete the journey south, the decided to settle for Plymouth Rock.

    So the Pilgrims probably could have used a helpful link to the Government Meterological Service for some advice about when best to make the voyage.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, 8 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    “…even PBS and NPR”

    You’re talking about one of those organizations whose head gazoot sent out a memo that they were to support left wing causes.

  14. ivison.bedard

    ivison.bedard said, 8 months ago

    @wmconelly

    Nothing about Obamacare (Obamacade) is going to lower any costs for anything for anyone.

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