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Tony Auth

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  1. tiredofit

    tiredofit said, about 3 years ago

    I don’t understand this. The money from Medicare will never be given to the patients to spend on whatever they want. Just because there is less for providers does not mean that there will be manna for the patients. It’s still a fee for service program.

  2. Steam  Vapor

    Steam Vapor said, about 3 years ago

    You misunderstand this. On the left the money is being vacuumed up from the patients as insurance premiums and copays. On the right the providers get a little of it but most of it just disappears into the pockets of the insurance companies.

  3. Rymlianin

    Rymlianin said, about 3 years ago

    Single-payer is the only way to go.

  4. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, about 3 years ago

    @Rymlianin

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “You are all full of herbivore exhaust.”

    If you have an counterpoint to add to the discussion, present it.

  6. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 3 years ago

    @Rymlianin

    Why? Please explain.

  7. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 3 years ago

    @Steam Vapor

    All of the old folks have smiles on their faces so, it looks like they are getting the money to buy services that providers get little of.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Single payer is the way to go. The VA system also has lower “overhead”, and they pay less than 10% on most drugs of what “open market” is, and even less than that "no bargaining’ the Republicans pushed through for Medicare. For the first time I got my hearing aids through VA, and my audiologist (of some 20 years) was paid to fit and adjust them, while VA paid less for both than what he would pay, at his cost for ONE of them!


    Such economies ARE the way things should work, and trust me, the pharmaceutical and medical appliance industry still won’t go broke, by a long shot! Which, how come you can buy AMERICAN MADE drugs from a Canadian pharmacy for far less than in the states, and yet those suppliers AND the drug makers, still make good profits?

  9. algurka

    algurka said, about 3 years ago

    Since the people on the right have their collars up on their jackets (like they’re being sucked upward), and they’re not reaching up for that dollar, I read this as their money is being sucked up into the system while it’s being showered down on the people on the left, but I couldn’t understand how one dollar would turn into so many. Must be that gov’t “efficiency” we hear so much about.

  10. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    One of these days people will understand medical care is not a competitive market. It tough to pick the best provider when you are riding in the ambulance, “Socialized” systems elsewhere in the world provide better results at less cost. All you have to do is look at the corporate campuses of insurance companies to know where our premiums end up.

  11. Larry

    Larry said, about 3 years ago

    @algurka

    It is the artist’s burden to make the point clear.
    Auth should have put motion lines on the bills.

  12. wbr

    wbr said, about 3 years ago

    $$$ now being spent on left and $$$ that will be around in future

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 3 years ago

    @Ted Lind

    “Socialized” systems elsewhere in the world provide better results at less cost. All you have to do is look at the corporate campuses of insurance companies to know where our premiums end up."
    .
    Many good points, my question about single payer relates to the tax rate. Every country (that i know of) that has single payer, their taxes rates dwarf ours. If that is what is to be expected can this country bear that kind of burden?

  14. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, about 3 years ago

    @echoraven

    Every country (that i know of) that has single payer, their taxes rates dwarf ours.
    -———
    I remember having a similar discussion with my brother-in-law in about 1976, after I returned from Germany. I never had to worry about dental care, eye care, or any other type of health care. Everything was covered for my family and me.
    .
    “Yeah, but they have about a 30% tax rate, too, compared to something like 15% here!”
    .
    “Maybe so, but the average worker makes about 30% more for the same work,” was my response. “So, who eventually bears the burden of the cost? The employers. Workers are well paid for their efforts. Besides that, I can pay 30 Marks for a good pair of shoes in Germany that would cost me 30 Dollars in the U.S. You need to stop and analyze all aspects of various economies. If a German worker makes twice as much money and is taxed twice as much in percentage for 100% health care, how is that bad?”

  15. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 3 years ago

    A kid with cancer is never going to be able to pay for all the treatment they need to live. They don’t have an income. That’s what insurance is for. Not everyone uses their fire insurance either. But if you’re the one whose house burns down, you’re covered.

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