Thursday, April 10, 2014
Republicans are going to be pissed. The New Yorker makes light of the president's successful signup of 7.1 million enrolled to the Affordable Care Act.
Sam Stein of the Huffington Post had posted that the White House managed to succeed the goal of enrollment despite it's shaky start. The Republicans despite the achievement vow to repeal the whole law.
And have nothing to replace it.
Last Tuesday, the president made a speech in the Rose Garden.
"Last night, the first open enrollment period under this law came to an end," President Barack Obama said. "And despite several lost weeks out of the gate, several lost because of problems with the website, 7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance plans through these marketplaces. 7.1."
"In these first six months, we've taken a big step forward, and just as importantly, this law is bringing greater security to Americans who already have coverage," he added.
The president also hit back at critics of the law, saying the problems they predicted haven't come to pass.
"There are still no death panels, Armageddon has not arrived," he said. "The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay."
The release of the latest enrollment figure represents a high-water mark for the legislation, which stumbled dramatically out of the gate amid technical problems plaguing the insurance exchange website. The total of 7.1 million people is slightly higher than the Congressional Budget Office's initial estimate that 7 million would sign up during the six-month open enrollment period.
They make light of the president and his opponents on the cover.
The cover includes: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Minority Leader (Senator) Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN). For you see, they've opposed the healthcare law and were the most vocal agitators in the media.
So what's your take on the cover?
Cause you know we just discussed the Breitfart News cover of Minority Leader (Congresswoman) Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) being photoshopped to controversial celebrities Miley Cyrus and Arnold Schwarzenegger, a former governor himself.
The artist Barry Blitt told the New Yorker, “I enjoyed drawing Ted Cruz, John Boehner, and Michele Bachmann as petulant children—and I especially wanted to draw an open-mouthed Mitch McConnell being spoon-fed his meds.”
Do you believe the cover is tasteless or relevant?
Are the Republicans going to use Obamacare against the embattled Democrats?
Will the success help the president's job approval?