Mike Luckovich by Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

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  1. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    I, too, have to question the definition of “working” as used by Mr. Luckovich.

    While I agree they seem to have gotten the website going (though we still hear of problems). They don’t seem to have convinced the young people to voluntarily give up their hard earned income so that the seasoned citizens can get their healthcare at a lower cost. And if they don’t sign up soon, the Insurance companies will have to raise rates to pay for all those benefits that they are covering without enough premium income.

    I think it’s a crime that the Democrats in Congress and President Odufus are trying to come up with another way to steal from young people to give to the elderly. How do they look themselves in the mirror?

  2. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Oh, my goodness! Mike seems to have opened up a can of conservative worms, today!

  3. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 6 months ago

    The PPACA is working, in states where it is welcomed. My pre-existing condition is no longer factor. I have affordable health care insurance premiums from a FOR PROFIT insurance company.
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    In states that haven’t welcomed it, maybe not so much. Too bad, so sad, time to vote out some republicans and tea partiers.

  4. Patrick Hewitt

    Patrick Hewitt said, 6 months ago

    @cjr53

    Best thing I have read in all the time I read the comic.

  5. Dale Netherton

    Dale Netherton said, 6 months ago

    Socialized medicine has never worked but Luckovich can’t manage a cartoon on that fact.

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, 6 months ago

    @Dale Netherton

    Golly gee, when I look around it seems socialized medicine functions quite well in every industrialized country on earth EXCEPT the United States of America.
    All of them, America is the retard.

    Thank you republican obstructionists.

  7. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @cjr53 – There is no such thing as a free lunch. The reason you are not being penalized for your pre-existing condition is because the insurance companies thought they would have many more young people paying premiums without demanding much in services. But those young people aren’t signing up because they aren’t the knuckleheads the Obamas thought they were. So next year Premiums will have to go up ALOT to cover all the people who flooded into the program to get subsidized healthcare.

    I’m happy for you. I’m sure it was horrible to not get health insurance because of your condition. Can you show the same compassion for the youth that will eventually be forced into paying for your health care at gunpoint (IRS enforcement).

    All of the benefits the government hands out to people came at the expense of someone else. Your benefits can only be provided because money was taken from someone else. So while you are receiving your treatments (whatever they may be) give some thought to the people who will be covering you.

    If the government really wanted to help people it would enforce these simple laws:
    1) All Hospitals and Doctor’s offices will post a menu of services and fees.
    2) Everyone pays the amount on the menu and no more or less. (No kickbacks to insurance companies or employers).
    3) Government pays the same amount for each medicaid and medicare recipient so the government can’t force everyone else’s costs up to pay for the seasoned citizens and the indigents.
    4) Emergency rooms would not be required to treat non-emergency cases .

    Then there would be fair pricing in the marketing and the medical industry wouldn’t spend 90% of it’s time redistributing costs from one group to another.

  8. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish said, 6 months ago

    If I had a dollar for every person who signed up for Obamacare, I could buy one of Michelle Obama’s shoes.

  9. Habenero Hound

    Habenero Hound said, 6 months ago

    @Stipple

    Name me one country with socialized medicine that has the level of care we have in the US. Or used to have….

  10. dcunning

    dcunning said, 6 months ago

    @Mephistopholes

    Alot is NOT a word.

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 6 months ago

    I never had any better health care before or after I lived in Canada. For rare and very expensive ailments, maybe US might be as good, but few people have those. But we have hundreds of thousands dying from lack or inadequate medical care. That is why Tommy Douglas was voted the greatest Canadian of all time – the voting was by Canadians.

  12. robinjhislop

    robinjhislop said, 6 months ago

    @Habenero Hound

    France has socialised medicine, cheaper care per head of population and a higher standard of care. C’est la vie.

  13. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, 6 months ago

    @Stipple

    Except it’s not. China is privatizing healthcare while we speak. Scandinavians are now buying more and more supplemental insurance. And in the UK, I can relate what happened when I was helping to launch a new business unit in London. I was asked by the local consultant what kind of healthcare plan we would offer. I said (being naive at the time) I had thought you had nationalized healthcare. He just laughed and said that no one could make it without a supplemental policy.

  14. Mephistopholes

    Mephistopholes GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @dcunning – Thank you for the correction. I should have proofread my statement before posting.

    I’m pretty sure most people understood what I was saying though.

  15. wbr

    wbr said, 6 months ago

    yes obumacare is working …. to destroy USA exceptionalism

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