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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 21, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 10 days ago

    “Don’t blame us! It’s because we now have to cover pre-existing conditions!”

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 10 days ago

    Ah, the cheerful inner world of insurance!

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    sirbadger  10 days ago

    And if you’re in a car accident, we’ll deduct an arm and a leg.

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    Concretionist  10 days ago

    This is why some companies self-insure.

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    BasilBruce  10 days ago

    I believe there’s a clause somewhere in his policy regarding his first-born male child.

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    Cornelius Noodleman  10 days ago

    I bought my insurance from a guy called Mr. Haney.

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    GeorgeInAZ  10 days ago

    Ridiculous! Obama are fixed all this! And Biden made sure.

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    Jonathan Mason  10 days ago

    What is a “deductible”?

    Living in the UK, my taxes help to pay for the NHS – I never have to worry about insurance premiums, or whether I can afford to see a doctor, or pay for my medicines. Similarly, if I lived in any other European country, or Canada, or virtually any other civilised country, I would have access to state-funded/provided healthcare.

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    Baarorso  10 days ago

    Ah yes, the American insurance system. It works-if that is you don’t get sick! ;P

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    blunebottle  10 days ago

    It’s all give and take.

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    AndreasMartin  10 days ago

    Health insurances are such a health risk. They can cause stress, high blood pressure, even heart attacks. That stuff should be banned.

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    juicebruce  10 days ago

    The plant looks like Larry Croc’s wife’s hair style ;-)

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    Procat Premium Member 10 days ago

    I’m covered under the wonderful tRump insurance plan.

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    Looneytunes65  10 days ago

    Ponzi scheme

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 10 days ago

    People call this the best health system in the World. So how come our life expectancy age keeps decreasing.

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    tripwire45  10 days ago

    That’s what gets me these days. Even “good” health insurance from a generous employer still has a deductible that’s over the Moon.

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    Troglodyte  10 days ago

    Can Rat be classified as a pre-existing disease? :D

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    jessie d. Premium Member 10 days ago

    Wait until depreciation is brought in as a ruse to cancel even that.

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    Ellis97  10 days ago

    He’s being greedy and they’re raising the prices?

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    scpandich  9 days ago

    I worked one place where they paid entirely for the health insurance, but the deductible was somewhere around $1,000; everything above that was covered 100%. They also encouraged anyone with recurring medical expenses or kids to sign up for the medical savings account program they also had; it was a pre-tax deduction so you’d save money there and you could pay any medical expenses with it.

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    akachman Premium Member 9 days ago

    Hang on, Pig. They’ll change up which insulin and albuterol inhaler is covered every few months so you have to jumps through hoops to get it. Lovely. Did your specialist order an imaging study? Oh, hang on. The PCP has to do the Prior Authorization even if they don’t know what the imaging study is looking for. Excellent.

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    Marc Schiffres  9 days ago

    Now in theory if nothing ever happens to you, this wouldn’t be an issue. But if you so much as break your leg, you’re paying for the full hospital bill.

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    Lenavid  9 days ago

    A Medicare Advantage Plan!

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    pheets  9 days ago

    MY beech about health insurance is that my treatment plans are regulated by some cube farm business adm grad that wouldn’t know a broken arm from a hemorrhoid.

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    nosirrom  9 days ago

    Pregnancy is a preexisting condition, even before you’re pregnant.

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    asmbeers  9 days ago

    Government health insurance isn’t insurance, it’s a premium fee-collection scam. Insurance pays claims.

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    WCraft Premium Member 9 days ago

    Sounds like our current government: We’ll fix everything for you…_but_ we’re going in the hole by $4.5 trillion and you and your children and grandchildren will be in hock for ever!

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    VICTOR PROULX  9 days ago

    Take the profit out of health care

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    Flapjack omelette   9 days ago

    Not so good

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    raybarb44  9 days ago

    Fine. Just cancel my policy. Everything is free now anyway……

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    CaveCat87  9 days ago

    You ever heard the phrase “Too good to be true”? Well, there it is.

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    Goat from PBS  9 days ago

    There’s always a catch.

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    Lightpainter  9 days ago

    Pig! This is ACME, and you should know NEVER choose anything by ACME.

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    Nate Wright (Comic Buff)  9 days ago

    Next step: bankruptcy.

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    Lola85 Premium Member 9 days ago

    This is not health-related, but it reminds me of what happened with my homeowner’s insurance when we lived on the Gulf Coast of Texas. When we suffered extreme damage from Hurricane Ike, all we had to pay was a $250 deductible for what amounted to over $30,000-worth of damage. After that, our deductible increased to $7,000. Fortunately, we moved further inland before we got hit by another hurricane.

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    Walter Kocker Premium Member 9 days ago

    Insurance companies are raising premiums and decreasing coverage on something laughably called Long Term Care. They do NOT want to be in that business ‘cause folks, in general, are living longer.

    I wonder if they’ll change back since COVID has decreased Americans’ life expectancies?

    Either way, LTC is only a win for them if we all die early.

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    gbars70  9 days ago

    Yeh Acme, tell me about it, my buddy Wiley got screwed by them in more ways than one!

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    Natarose  9 days ago

    Ha! That’s rich. An insurance agent saying don’t be greedy!

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    mrhardboiledisme  9 days ago

    Now that’s funny!

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    Cerabooge  9 days ago

    It’d be funnier if you exaggerated.

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    Asharah  9 days ago

    I have one prescription that can obliterate by deductible with one refill.

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    Zebrastripes  9 days ago

    They give one thing and take back 10!

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    christelisbetty  9 days ago

    If you don’t like you must be a commie.

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    gbars70  9 days ago

    OK, we’ll knock 3 million offa that; but you’re killin’ me here!

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    KEA  9 days ago

    Insurance should not be needed to get adequate health care.

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    oakie817  9 days ago

    and it’s getting worst: specialist my doctor referred me to, only sees HMOs on Mondays….medical discrimination

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    Sisyphos  9 days ago

    So very true. I’ve had an experience lately with a provider that parallels what Pig just got. Little Guy never wins against Big Insurance….

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    RonaldHeater  9 days ago

    While we are at it, we’ll take an arm and a leg.

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    rgcviper  9 days ago

    Sounds about right with insurance, unfortunately.

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    TheodorFælgen  8 days ago

    As a European this makes feel a little smug. Was it not for US friends I would not even know what deductibles are. Thinks like going bankrupt over health costs or staying in a crappy job to hold on to an insurance is not situations we live.

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