Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

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

  4. Larry

    Larry said, over 2 years ago

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

  5. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, over 2 years 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

  6. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 2 years ago


    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.

  7. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years 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?

  8. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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.

  9. snarky39

    snarky39 said, over 2 years ago

    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.

  10. snarky39

    snarky39 said, over 2 years ago


    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?

  11. zippy06

    zippy06 said, over 2 years ago

    Whoa, some cartoonists are back from their vacation.

  12. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago


    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.
    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.

  13. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    “…….So you think Dean’s statement that the plan is health rationing will lead to fewer people dying? Obama says to just take a pill and die……”
    Make a coherent, accurate statement and I’ll reply.

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Tim Culberson

    Did your friend research which doctors/clinics are part of the coverage network of the various insurance policy before signing up? You need to research insurance policies whether it’s Offered through the so-called “Obamacare” or employer offered. Caveat emptor is a very capitalist philosophy.

  15. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “We have the government telling businesses that they have to operate at a loss on a large portion of their patients that are older, living longer, and with multiple chronic diseases.”

    Sooooo….. they’re acting exactly like an insurance company? Have you seen an insurance company’s explanation of benefits paid? They list out exactly what the health care provider billed and what the insurance company paid. They routinely pay the health care provider less for billed services, and outright disallow some expenses altogether.

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