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Mike Lester


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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 months ago



  5. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, 3 months ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    “Free” is “Affordable” I’ll give you that.
    But no one (except liars such as yourself) ever said or expected healthcare to be free.
    We expect it to be AVAILABLE.

  6. me9970

    me9970 said, 3 months ago

    @Michael wme

    You have a sound argument but I think one of the problems in the ACA is letting the sons and daughters stay one the parents healthcare until 26. Seems self defeating.

  7. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 3 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.

  8. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago



    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.

  9. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 3 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.

  10. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Sadly, they must drop their current plan and sign up under the Government Exchanges for The ACA to succeed. Young people are not enrolling in the 2 to 5 margin needed, instead they’re enrolling at the 1 to 4 margin


  11. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago


    Why should women pay for prostate exams?

  12. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago


    Co-pays are now gone, You now have co-insurance and a deductible you must pay out of your own pocket without any government help before your insurer pays one cent of your medical bills.

    The ACA is proving to be more and more unaffordable than affordable. You have to look at more than the premiums, you have to also factor in the out of pocket expenses incurred as well.

  13. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago


    The Youth will not buy from The Government Exchanges as needed for The ACA to succeed.

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 3 months ago


    “Why should women pay for prostate exams?”

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

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, 3 months ago


    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.

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