Matt Bors by Matt Bors

Matt Bors

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    As it slowly began to dawn on him that getting everything for free was still going to be for somebody other than him.
    Boxer got the best medical care available, and the pigs somehow found enough money for another case of whiskey.

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    waaa waaaa waaaa

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 5 months ago

    A week later, the young man is in a car wreck with an uninsured driver that leaves him permanently disabled but because of the ACA, he’ll have health care and retraining to help him cope with his disability.
    How many people have paid for car insurance all of their lives and never once had to use it? How many homes have been legally required to have insurance but never had to use it?
    The ACA is definitely a flawed bill that needs politicians able to work together to fix it and make it the world class product the USA used to produce. Sadly, with SCOTUS deciding that money limits in political races is unconstitutional, the Citizen’s United ruling, and the widening income gap between the wealthy, middle class, and poor, it is unlikely that good legislators will be chosen. And even if they are, new laws effecting elections make it more difficult and even more intimidating for voters to register and vote.
    There are better ways of doing things, but we cannot do them if we are shouting and insulting instead of taking turns communicating.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 5 months ago

    I’m 68 and on Medicare, with supplemental insurance from my
    former employer, a global 3 letter communications corporation.

  5. Technojunkie

    Technojunkie said, 5 months ago

    Ever ask yourself why people are getting so sick that we need to spend 1/6th of GDP on health care?

  6. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Don’t the forget the 17 trillion in debt the baby boomers racked up. The younger generation will be paying the interest on it for the rest of their lives.

  7. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    We are the only developed country that does not have a medical care system that covers everyone. Our medical costs are among the highest and our quality of care is not stellar. Maybe we will catch up with the rest of the modern world one of these days. Then we can work on schools and infrastructure.

  8. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 5 months ago

    @Technojunkie

    Good question! And an easy answer: YOU’RE GETTING BILKED! By trial lawyers, doctors, doctors insurances, hospitals, equipment makers, EVERYBODY is in on the take.

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    There is this great ad from “Cleaveland clinic” saying “We regrow bones. Yes, you hared that right”. Very impressive! Still: at what price? And couldn’t you do it a bit cheaper?

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    When I see U.S. hospital rooms in movies I’m always very impressed. Tons of technology, tons of comfort. And then the guy in the fully adjustable bed has an ingrown toenail or something, but “beep – beep – beep” his pulse is monitored, because, if something would happen the hospital would be sued for BILLIONS!

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    There you have it, that’s your answer, sorry for the rant :-)

  9. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 5 months ago

    @Ted Lind

    By that time people will have started to resort to grunting while wandering these black, hard surfaces formerly know as “roads”. Watch “Idiocracy”, best movie ever in that regard.

  10. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Inre panel four, Son can thank President Johnson, plus subsequent presidents and congresses for dipping into the Social Security funds to pay for the Great Society, and many other pet programs. That’s why S.S. is low on cash.

  11. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, 5 months ago

    I’m getting close to SS myself. Kid, it’s only fair – my parent’s generation ripped me off too.

  12. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, 5 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    The sad fact is, most people really don’t understand the real purpose of insurance. In their minds, premimums paid for policies not used is simply “wasted money.”

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 5 months ago

    @Alabama_Al

    I agree Alabama. That is why it is important that those who do understand make the effort to explain to open ears in order to open minds. Had “President Romney” presented this plan, it would have passed with a great deal of Democrat complaining, but it would have passed and there would not have been over 50 efforts to repeal it. It might have even been a better product since the Republicans might have been willing to compromise with the minority. For now, the conservatives do not want to allow anything that might make Dems look good and sadly, the reverse is true.
    Thank you for a good comment.
    Sincerely,
    C.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, 5 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    " For now, the conservatives do not want to allow anything that might make Dems look good and sadly, the reverse is true."

    I wish I didn’t have to agree with the line quoted, but I do agree. The Republicans want to do nothing but repeal the whole thing even though some Representatives have offered modifications even though those modifications are not significant. The Democrats won’t admit that there are flaws in the PPACA and won’t offer modifications to correct some of the flaws for fear of giving Republicans political ammunition.

    Meanwhile, the American people are stuck with a bureaucratic administrative mess with no one in Washington willing to take any corrective action because neither side will abandon politics for the benefit of the populace.

  15. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    That certainly is part of it. But another part is the health insurance tax we all pay, and on which only the destitute and elderly collect. The government stiffs care givers and they raise their prices to stay in the black. The bill says one aspirin, but includes the cost of staff, administration and facilities for socialized medicine and other non-paying patients, like the ones keeping the collection agencies in business. It gets so bad that you won’t buy a policy unless it is affordable, which means the insurers have to cull their risk pool to lower premiums. That means dumping high-risk customers and refusing those with pre-existing conditions that would add to the cost of insuring the rest of us.
    We can have affordable health care, and we can have free health care. But we can’t have both. Guess which one is leaving and which one will be chosen by the public as worthy of their money, or yours, which is really theirs.

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