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Matt Davies

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    When I was in my 20’s I really didn’t want or need health insurance, but when I got a part-time job they had a bare-bones policy that I could actually afford.
    It had a high co-pay and deductible, but it meant I wouldn’t go bankrupt if I got into a serious accident. I never even used that policy, but for $20 a month, it was worth it.
    Now the Dems say they’ll decide what kind you policy you will have.
    Ridiculous!

  2. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    10 You didn’t like that health plan. It is criminal to like that health plan. You like the health plan that covers gender reassignments and gynecological exams for twenty-something men, costs $800/month and has a $6K annual deductible. Your health plan was selfish and exploited the downtrodden, who can’t afford a plan that covers everything and costs more than $20/month.
    20 GOTO 10
    Yay! The web page is all fixed!

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @BrassOrchid

    Are you suggesting the insurance companies have gender based plans? Or, perhaps you’re suggesting that insurance companies be allowed to no longer cover those exams because men wouldn’t need one? Either way, it seems you intended your comment to be snarky rather than a reasoned opinion to further the conversation.

  4. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    And, that’s his buiness not mine or the government’s. A bad choice on your part does not create a problem that government needs to solve on my part unless what you decided to do was criminal.

  5. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    You have a choice, then deal with the consequences! Conservatives are free to not sign up!

  6. AlnicoV

    AlnicoV said, over 1 year ago

    The big insurance companies have made a habit of blaming every messed up thing they do on the ACA. The reality is that most of those things are what they would have done anyway. Dropping coverage, withholding information and jacking the rates are all things they would have done anyway. The weird part is the number of people coming out of the woodwork quite literally demanding to be ripped off by their insurer.

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    “Sure thing—the get taxed for not signing up. Of course you liberals call it a fine.”

    And what did YOU call it when it became the centerpiece for Medicare Part D? Did you insist on taking it to the Supreme Court?

  8. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year ago

    Well, that’s a different aspect of the thing isn’t it? Quite right though. It’s simple extortion, really.

    The worst of the MediCare travesty is that under no circumstances can an applicant actually find out anything about coverage on his own. The details of the policies they want to sell you are not available, except to insurance brokers and agents. And no, they don’t make them available either. What they do is ask you questions about your health status (which they assure you you don’t have to answer), and then tell you which policy would ‘best suit your needs’.

    What that means is that under force of the threat of penalties and fines (never mind the prospect of dying of something ugly but treatable), you must make a mostly blind selection from a group a broker or agent has determined ‘meets your needs’.

    Apparently the only way the US government knows how to deal with it’s constituents is by bullying and threats. I don’t consider that approach to be either civilized or progressive.

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    Ignorance is bliss until you get sick.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    Which country on earth has the highest rate of health-expense-caused bankruptcies? Why the one with the “greatest health care system in the world”. Be proud.

  11. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Health Care would not be so expensive if the doctors took a $200,000 pay cut and malpractice lawsuits were capped at $1 million.

  12. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    Before the ACA I had a health plan that took care of my needs when I got sick. Like millions of others, that is no longer the case.

  13. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    I am suggesting that I see no reason to pay premiums against the possibility of prostate cancer when you don’t have a prostate, nor pay for prenatal care when you do have a prostate. This is one of the reasons that insurance rates have gone up. Mandatory coverage in a one-size-fits-all plan, forcing you to buy coverage you neither need nor want is one of the reasons that insurance is regulated by state boundaries. You cannot buy just the coverage you want. You must buy full coverage for services you will never use, and pay for all of it. The ACA doesn’t fix the problems. It just makes them National. You don’t even get the benefits of a national group, though. The only people who will actually benefit are those heavily invested in insurance companies. They will get dividends from these new premiums and forced custom. Then, the insurance companies will abandon their customers and liquidate, affording the investors a windfall. But at least the Baby Boom insurance apocalypse will fall on the taxpayers rather than on the investment bankers, so I guess I should be grateful.

  14. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Alleged lying? Since he has stated one thing previously, and another recently, and they are not the same thing, he must certain have been lying one of those times, and quite possibly both.
    “You can keep your plan and your doctor, period.”
    “What I said was you can keep your plan and your doctor if they conform to the requirements of the ACA and they do not change.”
    Which of those is not a lie? Better yet, if I ask Obama of 2013 what the Obama of 2012 will answer if I ask if the door on the right is the safe door, what will he say?
    Since you insist that he is always telling the truth, then one of him must always be lying.

  15. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    That makes ZERO sense! We ALL have to live with his INCOMPETENCE!!!!

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