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Mike Lester

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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    This cartoon is, in fact, the idea behind the ACA: healthy young people will all have to pay for insurance that very few of them will ever use, and that money will then pay for the health problems of middle-aged people who are too young for Medicare (which, we all hope, will soon be eliminated as an unnecessary expense, since the ACA is good enough for everyone).


    The average annual cost of healthcare per man graphed against the man’s age slopes sharply upward, so if everyone is paying about the same amount, it will take money from the young and use it to provide care for the middle-aged (for now) and for the old once we get rid of the abomination of Medicare.


    And then, of course, if we can get the deductibles and co-pays high enough, it should allow insurance companies to keep a lot more of the premiums than they’re able to keep now, which is what America needs. Many insurance company CEOs are having a very hard time keeping up the payments on their private jets, and have to keep using the same model even after the ashtrays get full of ash from their Cuban cigars. Have heart, America. The ACA is desperately needed to alleviate this horrible suffering.

  2. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 9 months ago

    Taxes and insurance has always been about the many sharing in the costs of the fewer higher users. The older contribute to the costs of education, which they no longer use. They share in the costs of neonatal and infant care, which are long gone. Men share in the costs of higher cost female reproductive care, and so they should since, the last I heard, it takes two to reproduce. Its part of living in a civilized social society.

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Right after he gets the birth control from Richard Simmons. But just hold on there old timer, the Penis Pumps are on back order.

  4. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/pj-gladnick/2014/01/17/bizarre-richard-simmons-obamacare-commercial-performance
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    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/01/15/Jimmy-Kimmel-Mocks-ObamaCare-With-Penis-Pump-Parody

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Michael wme

    But I thought Obamacare was about giving out free birth control in order to get LAID! "I hope he is as easy to get as my obamcare birth control.
    Face it Obamacare was doomed to fail from day 1! Paul Ryan during the debates showed how it would cost 3 times what Obama said it would. Obama used Obamacare original to keep Hillary at bay by promising single payer. Then turned around and supported Hillary care 2.0 why? Because he knew the 2,000 page were to top heavy to ever get there. But he made sure it was passed in the middle of the night with out 1 Republican vote. Then two months later changed some of the rules, exempted a bunch of people, extended mandates, then Lied about all the changes. Why? he knew it would fail but he needed To get reelected. So LIE Lie Lie, till it all comes crashing down.

  6. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    FAIL!

    I’ve never seen a doctor or hospital that won’t accept cash, so it’s always AVAILABLE.

    The whole point is to take money at gunpoint from some to lower the cost for others.

  7. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 9 months ago

    No one likes the idea of being a statistic. Everyone wants to be an individual on the high end of the graph. Probability doesn’t work that way. Age population graphs for the various countries take weird shapes.
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    Whereas in previous centuries the age distribution graph was a broad-based triangle, now it is all kinds of rough pottery shapes. The one for modern Japan differs greatly from the one for India, for instance, because Japan has a large segment population of elderly. Government and business policies, and even popular perceptions based on the old triangle are increasingly obsolete. Japan is in trouble in this regard, as are many Western nations.
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    From the time we are born to the time we die we are categorized and put into trends, and with the input of our data into computers it gets more intense. The figures are there, dispassionate and stark. It’s math, and math equations describe everything from quarks to galaxies, even our behavior.
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    If youth prefer to avoid their part in this system, then anarchy and dystopia will result. The broken social bargain between youth and the elderly is the subject of many books and movies. The social bargain takes many variations of form, but it is in our nature.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 9 months ago

    @Tigger

    “Why should women pay for prostate exams?”

    Are you suggesting insurance companies offer 3 or 4 dozen insurance packages to choose from?

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, 9 months ago

    @Tigger

    Tigger asks, “Why should women pay for prostate exams?” Here in Ontario, where we have a single payer system, funded from taxes, we think this way: “The insurance system covers whatever medical care I may need.” For women that won’t include prostate exams, for men it won’t include hysterectomies.

  10. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 9 months ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    The reality is the Democrats who passed this bill didn’t think of the real-world unintended consequences of what they were passing.

  11. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 9 months ago

    @Tigger

    “Why should women pay for prostate exams?”
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    And why should men pay for breast examinations?"
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    Well, they’re all necessary parts in the reproductive function, which is a mutual endeavor.

  12. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 9 months ago

    @Tigger

    Tigger said, “Why should women pay for prostate exams?”


    Exactly. And why should I pay for support for a veteran who has lost his legs when I still have both of mine.

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, 9 months ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    And what are the consequences, intended and unintended, of blocking universal health insurance?

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, 9 months ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    Yes, and that’s considerable progress. Considering the opposition, it was probably the best that could be done. And now that it’s there, maybe it can be made better.

  15. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 9 months ago

    @Tigger

    Too bad, if ACA fails with nothing better to replace it. Although many don’t see the present value of ACA, if dire health emergencies arise in the future it might have been a good start toward dealing with them. Some organizational improvement toward greater medical coverage of all inhabitants of our nation (citizens and non-citizens) is badly needed, lest a microbial tsunami overwhelm us in the future. We live in a materially comfortable time, but large human populations, increasingly connected by modern transport, provide a fantastic breeding ground for diseases.
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    But our politicians prefer to squabble. Take the excessive money out of politics and let them know as our elected servants they represent us, not their corporate overlords. Both sides have forgotten their duties. I hope it doesn’t take a medical catastrophe to get cooperation.
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    Plan ahead. Compromise. Our Youth are poorly served by the present political greed and gridlock.

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