Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 6 months ago

    The drawing is all wrong in that the bridge should be a total disaster and drop off into a nasty pit. The Obamanation continues to make illegal changes to the train wreck of Obamanationcare, but nothing could ever hope to fix such an irrational, ill-conceived, moronic idea.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 6 months ago

    Go on, Lisa. Romney Obamacare works just fine in Massachusetts, and wherever else people implement it like any other form of insurance. It’s you and your unhealthy RepubliCon party blocking the bridge forward, pointing poorer sick folk toward the abyss. Is Murdoch Fox paying you enough to say otherwise?

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    The ACA, like everything else, is a huge benefit to all the Friends of the Administration. The best bits were highlighted before the ’12 election; the worst bits are being delayed until after the ’14 election.


    Rasmussen currently shows a dead heat in the ’14 mid-term elections.


    The IEM predicts the status quo will remain, with Republicans holding the House and Democrats the Senate.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, 6 months ago

    That bridge to nowhere isn’t nearly rickety enough to represent the disaster Obamacare is.

  5. Larry

    Larry said, 6 months ago

    This lane is closed to traffic.
    But what is the road crossing sign just ahead?

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    @Nantucket19

    The Forbes report was based on a New York Times article that said that a blip in the data indicates possible savings of 20% or more, but "analysts cautioned that it was too soon to tell ".

  7. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, 6 months ago

    My friend’s experience this week with Obamacare. Mind you, we live 50 miles from Fort Worth

    1) MRI revealed 2 bulging discs
    2) Went to old surgeon today – can’t use him or nearly all other surgeons because of my Obama Health Insurance
    3) Blue Cross had me go to the emergency room- got pain shot and more pain pills
    4) Found a primary care physician in Richardson (Old one would not take Obama Insurance) and visited him for referral
    5) Have appointment Friday with Orthopedic Surgeon in Ft. Worth – closest one I could find that would take insurance

  8. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 6 months ago

    @Nantucket19

    a copy & paste of NYT’s usual Obama worshipping bad fiction.

  9. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 6 months ago

    @wmconelly

    the difference is that in MASS there are only a couple of million people. That is a lot easier to administer than a group of 350 million people, most of whom don’t want the disaster that this is.

  10. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 6 months ago

    Noteworthy that none of the ACA critics mention that the old (former) healthcare system resulted in 44,000 deaths annually from treatable conditions and around 100,000 medical bankruptcies annually because the victims could not afford treatment (Harvard Medical School). That’s a lot of human suffering and death the defenders are willing to accept to defend a political ideology or a personal agenda. Nor do they mention the U.S. has some of the worst outcomes on many medical treatments and one of the lowest life expectancies of the developed nations. The reality is that the U.S. ranks high in medical education and technology but abysmally low in delivery of an affordable system to the masses. Which, of course, is the reason for some long overdue health care reforms.
    .
    The critics talk vaguely about repeal and replace, but no agreement on replacement nor specific proposals. If they were to go public with a plan, there is not much doubt it would look similar to the ACA. Which begs the question – why destroy what is good and working and why not work constructively to correct what can be improved upon?

  11. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    I know some people who have been effected by Obamacare. There’s my aunt. She had a rough time getting a job because she’s diabetic and potential employers didn’t want to deal with the insurance issues involved. Now she has her own insurance and a new job. Then there’s my niece, who can stay on her parent’s plan until she’s 26. Until Obamacare, she didn’t have insurance. Personally, Obamacare is closing the donut hole on my Medicare, which means it will pay for a lot of medication that would have been my problem before Obamacare. And, there’s my brother who was staying on a job he only needed for the insurance because his wife has chronic respiratory problems and if she had gotten really bad it would have wiped out their savings. Now he has Obamacare and he’s retired. Another person who has benefited is the lady who took the job he no longer needed. So, if you have some actual cases of people who offset all of these benefits, put up or shut up.

  12. snarky39

    snarky39 said, 6 months ago

    @Nantucket19

    Did you bother to actually read the Forbes blog? Using a non-partisan source, the author indicates that 25% of savings are attributable to Obamacare, the rest are due to the sluggish economy. Maybe that explains why the Great One has kept a laser-like focus on jobs.

  13. snarky39

    snarky39 said, 6 months ago

    @Gypsy8

    So what are the figures under ACA? How many deaths from treatable conditions and how many medical bankruptcies? We should have preliminary some data for January at least. What did we gain on the human suffering front at the cost of personal freedoms?

  14. zippy06

    zippy06 said, 6 months ago

    Whoa, some cartoonists are back from their vacation.

  15. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 6 months ago

    @snarky39

    Comparable figures for deaths from treatable conditions and medical bankruptcies under ACA will not be available in analytical form for probably several years. But when the figures are available, they are certain to be better because more people will have coverage, elimination of pre-existing conditions, elimination of maximum benefits, young people on parents plan to age 26, etc. If single-payer was implemented, the figures would be much better: avoidable deaths for lack of coverage – zero; medical bankruptcies – zero.
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    Your premise that there is a trade-off between human suffering and at the cost of personal freedoms is faulty. In other words, you can have a superior health care delivery system without giving up any meaningful personal freedoms. On the other hand if you cherish the personal freedom to die and to go broke for lack of affordable health care, that is different.

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