Steve Breen by Steve Breen

Steve Breen

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 5 months ago

    Yeah. We’re still waiting to hear the RepubliCons’ answer to the problem. Oh, wait. There IS a voice, coming from the not too distant past. What’s it saying? Yer Local Emergency Room and Bankruptcy, over and over, case by case. Brilliant Mr. Breen.

  2. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 5 months ago

    If Americans went ballistic every time a rocket blew up on the launch pad, there would be no successful man on the moon. What happened to that “can do” spirit?

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, 5 months ago

    More like smoke and mirrors…

  4. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, 5 months ago

    That is the usual fix try something new like…. listening to the People

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, 5 months ago

    @ansonia

    Ansonia, your argument makes no sense. The GOP has no solution other than “if you’re not insured, there’s always the emergency room.” And Obamacare has made NOTHING worse. The insurance companies are dropping their noncompliant plans for sound business reasons, it’s not because of the ACA (which already has a grandfather clause). Are you really advocating that insurers HAVE to keep offering bad plans? Now that actually WOULD be a government take over of health care.

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @ansonia

    “Republicans didn’t believe that”
    .
    “Well, we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance. If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care.”
    - Mitt Romney, 60 minutes interview

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, 5 months ago

    @ARodney

    “The insurance companies are dropping their noncompliant plans for sound business reasons,…”

    They are being dropped because of the minimum requirements of coverage required by the PPACA.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, 5 months ago

    @ARodney

    Define “bad plans” ARodney. Is a bad plan one that a person can afford as opposed to being unable to afford a plan under Obamacare?
    Is a bad plan one that omits various medical treatments and proceedures that a person decides they don’t need or want to pay for instead of being forced to take those options as part of an Obamacare plan?
    .
    I think Obamacare is the bad plan. It limits choices to those the government decides you need. It limits you just four levels of coverage with fixed deductables and nearly fixed rates.
    A good plan in my opinion is one that meets YOUR INDIVIDUAL needs best at a price YOU can afford. Government mandated plan = bad. Individual choice = good.

  9. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, 5 months ago

    only problem is that bunches of people can’t even afford the
    “trash” plans, or couldn’t get insurance because of some insurance-mandated “pre-existing condition”.

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Best strip of the day! You are the winner! Thank you for the laugh. So good I am letting it speak for itself, no need to argue with the loony liberals here.

  11. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 5 months ago

    The fix is single payer.

  12. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 5 months ago

    @furnituremaker

    It will be a huge transition..removing the profit motive from health care….but , it must be done.
    single payer

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 5 months ago

    Excellent artwork. Clever, Mr. Breen.

  14. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, 5 months ago

    @Enoki

    Enoki,
    Research the term “Chargemaster” as it relates to hospital administration. A big reason many insurance companies forbid certain procedures is because there is no standard pricing across the board for medical services, and the Chargemaster can even apply different prices for the same procedure to different insurances. Individuals forced to pay without insurance can expect to pay anywhere from 200% to 5000% of what is actually charged to a hospital.
    An example of how this works – my wife had an emergency room visit while in another state. The hospital did not initially bill the insurance, but sent us a bill for $15000. I submitted it to my insurance myself, and had all but $300 covered. When I received my insurance statement, it showed the same list of services, but the total cost paid was $2000. That is a difference of $12,700 between what I was charged and what the insurance company was charged for the same procedures.
    Eliminate the Chargemaster, set a standard set of pricing for medical services and prescription drugs, and health care costs are reduced dramatically, with or without Obamacare.

  15. Enoki

    Enoki said, 5 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    “The fix is single payer.”
    .
    So your preferred solution is to let the incompetent, lethargic, costly, inept, and generally incapable government just take over the whole system?! They can’t get Obamacare to work! Medicare and Medicade are substandard programs with extremely limited access to care due to miserly rates of payout for services. The VA, PHS, military health system are all buried under crushing patient loads with decreasing ability to provide services simply because they are cost ineffective.
    And, yet you want the government to run everybody’s health care?! Are you friggin’ insane?!
    I’d think ANYBODY would recognize from Obamacare the solution to health care costs does not lie with the government or a solution from government.

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