Prickly City by Scott Stantis

Prickly City

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 7 months ago

    That’s pretty much the size of it. The Obamanation wants his socialist “utopia” at any cost, even if it means forcing people to buy policies they neither need nor want at gunpoint. But using the IRS and other government agencies as weapons is nothing new for that worthless piece of human debris.

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Not true. The way premiums went up was that people previously bought “catastrophic coverage” policies that, in fact, wouldn’t cover them in the case of catastrophic illness (often due to caps that made them worthless). Bogus, deceptive ripoff policies were supposed to be outlawed by the ACA but then everyone got upset by “if you like your coverage, you can keep your coverage” so that ripoffs were grandfathered in and the insurance companies could continue to steal from people under the guise of providing them with coverage. So the “premium going up” argument is largely the result of conservative pressure to retain corporate thievery.

  3. Remnant

    Remnant said, 7 months ago

    @TJDestry

    Wow, TJ, that’s some world class stupid right there. Don’t forget to breathe and blink.

  4. dblasseter74

    dblasseter74 said, 7 months ago

    Wow, Remnant, what a brilliant argument. Did you study logic in college or something?

  5. uh-oh

    uh-oh GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Our health care system has been a mess for thirty years.

    No way employers should shoulder any health care benefits as an untaxed benefit.

    Keep the free{?} emergency room health service Romney was so proud of.

  6. gsdrescue

    gsdrescue said, 7 months ago

    @exoticdoc2

    That’s right the young don’t need health insurance. Until they get cancer. Or have a problem pregnancy. Or a drug problem. Or get in a car accident. Or break a bone. Or thousands of other things and can’t pay for any of them. The truth is they need insurance but are less likely to use it. But that truth doesn’t sound as good in a rant does it?

  7. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, 7 months ago

    @TJDestry

    So what your saying is that everyone except you and obama are too stupid to even know how to take care of themself and are too stupid to know what they are doing with their own money. Every insurance policy they bought was worthless and THANK GOD there are people like you and obama who will magange their money for them. I have managed to have, and to pay for my own insurance for my family for the past 30 years, now thanks to you and obama I realize what and idiot I was and how bad the insurance companies were fooling me all those years into thinking that they actually paid what they said they paid for. Any day now bill collectors are going to show up on my doorstep and demand payment for 30 years of medical coverage that I only thought my insurance company paid for. Thank you for helping me see the light.

  8. Doh

    Doh said, 7 months ago

    If you live in Massachusetts,vote for Don Berwick for Governor. He supports single payer. Peace.

  9. Dogday88

    Dogday88 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Not meaning to pile on, I do object to the characterization of “bogus, deceptive” policies in reference to catastrophic policies that have caps. It’s like the mortgage issue…as a customer / borrower it’s your responsibility to read the terms of the contract you’re entering into. With catastrophic policies it’s not the limits that make it bogus but a refusal to pay according to the terms. You take a cat policy as the best you can get / afford and pray necessity doesn’t take you beyond that. With mortgages, if you don’t read the terms or if you sign without understanding the terms of rate increase, caps, foreclosure, etc., that does not make the contract illegal or unethical. Too many people grabbed mortgages greedily and got sucked in by people greedier and just a little more savvy than they. It doesn’t make it right or good or any better, but to characterize as bogus and deceptive that which needs to carefully understood is to shift responsibility. Now…go ahead and snark.

  10. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 7 months ago

    For the first time in our (the US) history, the Government has the right, approved by the Supreme Court, to force citizens to buy something against their will, for their own “good”. “Good” defined by the Government. This is not the same as car insurance. Those who don’t drive don’t have to buy. The next few decades will be interesting. While you still have a choice, wear the clothing you prefer.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @exoticdoc2

    Not in the least. However it must be remembered that the hardest fines under the Republicans were mostly removed under the Democrats. And the drones are only being used against Americans over seas not here.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @uh-oh

    The Heritage Foundation designed Right Wing Democrat made aid to dependent health care corporations is a boon for them. Either way they are the winners. Only now so are more people who otherwise would have no coverage.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @fbjsr

    Sounds to me like your are against insurance of any kind.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @Doh

    That is how Canada got their present system. Piecemeal one province at a time.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @dzw3030

    Not the first time at all. And the insurance companies still rule. They just have some restraints now.

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