Matt Davies by Matt Davies

Matt Davies

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    We already have universal healthcare. If you show up to an ER, you will be treated.
    If you want more, just like everything else in life, you have to pay for it.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    And by the time some 45,000 non insurance covered Americans per year finally have enough pain to show up at the Er, their condition is now fatal. The World Health Organization rates the US health care system at number 38, right behind that of the industrial giant of Costa Rica. While of course, we are number one in one area, and that is COST. Hooray for US!!

  3. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    The CEO of MacDomalts rates Burgee Kong at 38, compared to all other fast food restaurants. We are uncertain as to whether the fact of competing ideologies has any bearing on their rating system and the ‘unbiased reporting’ of statistics of how many billions were served. We take their word as gospel, though, chewing over this news slightly less than we do their highly processed burgers. We want to believe!

  4. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Socialize health care promises both unlimited access to health care resources and financial security in regards to health care requirements. These are wonderful promises. You cannot say that these are not wonderful promises. They are positively miraculous promises. I have a special box in my back yard for promises, fruit rinds, coffee grounds and the like. It makes for wonderful compost.

  5. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The real beauty of this comic is that it will still be fresh and relevant in 2112. No Rush.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    The WHO ranking is somewhat questionable. They gave each category in the study a raw score, and then, in some categories that involved a low raw score in an aspect of socialized medicine, used a multiple of two or three thus boosting the final score in that category and, therefore, the final score of those countries with socialized medicine.

    By using the multipliers, it gives the appearance of the study initially not giving the desired results that the researchers wanted to see. Rather than change the initial criteria and introduce dubious benchmarks into the study that would require further research, they appear to have introduced multipliers to get their desired results.

    Without the multipliers I don’t know whether we would have been ranked third or thirtieth. Your comment makes me wish that I had taken the time to take out the multipliers to find out what our ranking would have been without them.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    One of our local hospitals loses 187 million dollars a year treating patients who can’t afford services. They pass those costs to insurance companies, patients who can afford treatment, and take gov’t subsidies. This is not an efficient way of doing business or providing healthcare.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. Beckworth

    Beckworth GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    An ER visit is not free! You still have to pay for that too. And if you can’t, everybody else’s premiums go up to cover it.

  9. Beckworth

    Beckworth GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    And, if everyone goes to the ER for things they should see their primary for, the ER gets overcrowded, long wait times, and people who are seriously ill are on stretchers in the hallway. ERs are for EMERGENCIES!, not primary care.

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    But, look at the bright side… The NSA can’t spy on you when you go on Obamacare!

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    @Beckworth

    “….and people who are seriously ill are on stretchers in the hallway.”

    ER’s do not work on a first come, first serve basis. They use a triage system of worst condition first. Life threatening conditions go to the head of the line, i. e., heart attack, stroke, car wreck, gun shot, etc. victims go ahead of simple fractures, simple wounds requiring stitches, etc. If you go in with the sniffles, and the ER is having a bad day, be prepared for a LONG day.

  12. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    And I thank you for paying my $7000 emergency room visit last week. Many whine and complained it was not their duty.
    I will be there more as I get older and the cancer spreads.
    I would have preferred insurance but they dropped me the year after the cancer.
    .
    You must be pretty well off to like this method, it costs roughly three times as much to you personally for me to use the ER for my primary physician.

  13. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    So you like paying more for medical care as the hospital jacks up their prices to treat these ER visitors?
    Do you also tell your friends not to bother changing the oil in their car until the engine seizes up?

  14. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 3 years ago

    @Stipple

    I’m sure he’d rather you die and stop costing him money. After all, if you’re not rich, you’re a “taker” and therefore less than human.

  15. Beckworth

    Beckworth GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Like I said, you and I pay for that.

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