Comic 297 - Page 293
25th Oct 2019, 6:15 AM in 4
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jolle edit delete
jolle
Rick is an american, so of course free healthcare is an alien concept to him

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KAM edit delete reply
KAM
Oh, like you really need those extra kidneys and lungs! They'll be given to people who need them.
jolle edit delete reply
jolle
Nah, it's not going to end THAT badly
RaccoonRevolution edit delete reply
RaccoonRevolution
See Rick this is why you didn't get picked by the aliens in the other story. You'd probably think the book To Serve Cats was a cookbook.
jolle edit delete reply
jolle
And because he was probably in the city at the time. Aliens don't want to just land in the middle of a populated city. But now that Vegas is gone and it's people are scattered around the region...
crimsonfalke edit delete reply
crimsonfalke
If you ever lived through Obamacare you'd be crazy suspicious too! Also why didn't free health care upgrade Alice?
jolle edit delete reply
jolle
As far as I know Obamacare wasn't even close to free healthcare, it was just a handjob to insurance companies.

And what do you mean "upgrade" Alice?
crimsonfalke edit delete reply
crimsonfalke
I mean the health care system can't do a bit of cosmetic surgery to help her compete against better equipped ladies.
jolle edit delete reply
jolle
Oh, that's what you mean
Fafhred edit delete reply
Fafhred
Do they have Soylent Green in that universe ?
jolle edit delete reply
jolle
As far as I know, no. There are cannibals out there though
Thracecius edit delete reply
Thracecius
I always shake my head when someone tells me they believe in "Free Healthcare". Anyone who believes that obviously isn't paying taxes, or they're being treated at a clinic that is run by a charitable organization.

"There are no free lunches," might seem trite, but it's as close to the truth as some will ever understand without being deprogrammed from today's media. Reality might seem harsh, but at least you know where you stand.

All of that being said, it's good to see Alice here and *we* know that she can be trusted, but it's going to take awhile before Rick does, probably because he's the only one healthy enough to have the energy to be skeptical.
jolle edit delete reply
jolle
It's free for the user. I would much rather live in a society where I pay higher taxes, but I don't have to worry about if I can pay my medical bills. If something would suddenly happen to me (medically speaking) it's not going to ruin my life financially. I just go to hospital and get it fixed.

Also, Rick sees government in a very different light than Alice or Cecilia
Thracecius edit delete reply
Thracecius
The point is that it's not free for the user, because if you're paying taxes then you've "prepaid" (for lack of a better word) for treatment that you may or may not need down the line, and in the meantime are surrendering a large portion of your income to the government for it to earn interest on and allocate for someone else's use. It is also reliant upon the tax-payer base not falling below a nominal level or having an abnormally large number of participants having high medical expenses. A Health Savings Account (HSA) that you can manage on your own and hold independent of your employer (or is portable between them) is a more equitable solution and much less likely to fail due to the mismanagement of a bureaucracy.

For what it's worth, even if I disagree with you on how to pay for medical care (or other topics), I enjoy reading your comic. :)