Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    Young, healthy people sure would be stupid to jump in there. They’ll never get sick or older, so they need never contribute to a system they will certainly expect to use sooner or later. I like the message. I hope it sticks.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    If Roberts didn’t suddenly find his inner-Liberal, he would’ve joined the correct side that found forcing people to buy a product is unconstitutional!
    So all you young people just graduating high school or college and can’t find a real job, get ready to have hundreds taken out of your measly paycheck each month by the Democrats!

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years ago

    Yeah. Listen. The parrots are talking to each other: kids are so-o-o-o much better off without health insurance.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    As one looks at today’s news and sees the traffic accident on that interstate in Indiana that killed 4 and injured many, one wonders how many of those injured are glad to know they have insurance no matter how old they are, and how many are wishing they did.
    One also wonders how many of the hospitals to which injured were taken will be able to cover the cost of treatment because patients have insurance, and how many people they will have to treat without knowing where they’ll get the funds to cover procedures.

  5. Technojunkie

    Technojunkie GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    One wonders why they didn’t simply promote inexpensive, high deductible individual insurance plans for young people instead of these fascist monstrosities. Oh, wait, then people would have less need for government to pretend to pay for it. Good thing my plan is grandfathered.

    It would also help if government would quit subsidizing grain, persecuting small farms, giving toxic additives FDA certification, and promoting unhealthy nutrition standards as gospel. We’d have far less chronic illness and less need for expensive insurance. Oh wait…

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Don’t go in! You’ll catch some disease!

  7. goatherd

    goatherd GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    L Benson is such an ignorant fool. “Risk Pool” has no risk for young people; it’s the rest of us at risk if everyone doesn’t pay their fair share. IT’S! THE SAME FOR EVERY TYPE OF INSURANCE

  8. David B

    David B said, almost 3 years ago

    Pay $200-$300 a month or $95/1% penalty. Hmmmmm?

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 3 years ago

    Lisa, have you got insurance? Do you want your own children to have insurance? Thought so. Quit trying to convince others to ruin their lives, health, and finances in ways that you wouldn’t do yourself, simply for selfish, political spite. We know you hate Obama. But let the kids buy insurance.

  10. dtriedel

    dtriedel GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago



  11. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    As it stands right now, there are several very serious and major problems with the sign up rates by group:
    First, half of the 18 to 34 group (those 18 to 26) really don’t need to sign up at all. They can stay on their parent’s plan.
    Next, the sign up rate of 18 to 34 year olds is currently about 25% of what is required to sustain the program to cover all those who are sickly an have pre-existing conditions.
    Then, the sign up rate for Medicade is running about triple what was predicted and funded for. That means that government will have to massively raise taxes or severely cut benefits and costs to cover these people.

  12. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, almost 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Ah, willful ignorance, must be bliss for those who practice it. The point is that the Obamanation is forcing those who do not currently need health insurance to buy it, which they would indeed be stupid to do. Not only that, but he is dictating what coverage you must carry whether you actually need it or not, not to mention forcing those who do NOT want to support the murder of children to pay for that disgusting option as well. It is nothing more than another poorly disguised welfare system. What is certain is that it will send the US spiraling toward bankruptcy even faster than we are heading there now.

  13. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I don’t expect many people will sign up until the penalties for not signing up kick in. Then, when they have to decide to either pay for nothing or pay a bit more and be insured, they will make the sensible choice. Hope so, because car wrecks and other accidents, and many diseases don’t wait for the social security checks to arrive.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago


    You see what you want to see. I am no fan of Obamacare, but as a doctor, I am well familiar with seemingly healthy young people being diagnosed with MS, cancer, and heart disease. As noted elsewhere, accident can and does happen to anyone; these maladies do not necessarily respect age. To encourage people not to purchase insurance is to guarantee continued and expensive unfunded emergency room care, which the rest of us will eventually have to pay for.

    One problem that Obamacare does not resolve is just that: people can choose to engage in risky behaviors without preparing to pay the consequences. As long as people don’t put money into the pot, they will take other people’s money when they need it. The only solution is universal health care. As long as paying for health care is optional, there will be gamblers, and the rest of us lose when they do.

    As far as your reference to the murder of children, I see nothing there. If you are referring to abortion, there is no requirement to pay for same. As a matter of fact, Congress has made it illegal to subsidize abortion several times in several laws. Birth control is not the same thing. Also, if we reduce the availability of contraception, there will absolutely be more demand for abortion; I do not understand why anti-abortion people are against providing easy inexpensive access to contraceptives. Perhaps you can explain that to me.

    The only welfare system I see in Obamacare is the corporate welfare of forcing insurance companies to take on more business and the additional dollars those additional insureds have to pony up.

    Health issues have been bankrupting this country for decades now; it is only now beginning to get critical. Part of this is the aging of our population. Part of this is ill people who cannot or will not afford to take care of their problems while they are still manageable. Part of this is an entitled society that feels it can ruin its collective health every way possible, and no one can tell them they have to take care of themselves as prevention. Another part is the continuing downward spiral of quality of food available. We cannot continue this way, regardless of what system we choose; personal responsibility is important not only in economics, but in health care.

    There are certainly better alternatives to Obamacare, but so far no one is willing to discuss anything except to go back to the system that was failing spectacularly.

  15. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    Moody’s just lowered their credit rating outlook on the health insurance industry to “Negative” meaning that they expect insurers to be taking losses because of Obamacare. That in turn is going to up the cost of credit and borrowing for that industry.
    So the “Death spiral” begins…

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