Friday November 15, 2013, 7:37 am
Cartoon image credit: feedlol.com
Mark Fiore is a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and animator whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, and dozens of other publications. He is an active member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, and has a website featuring his work.
Watch and enjoy.
Friday November 15, 2013, 9:21 am
The website has the normal problems for such a project done by private contractors doing it in a fraction of the time normally allowed for such a project. Proportionately, far more have chosen policies at this point than was true at a comparable point in time in Massachusetts roll-out of RomneyCare--which is touted by Romney and others as having been very successful. The problems that are more than fiction I've heard about can be attributed to the insurance companies failing to fully inform people about the trash policies they had or the better options they could have through the exchanges than what they are willing to offer their customers.
Friday November 15, 2013, 2:54 pm
It's a cute and funny cartoon, and it does a very good job of debunking some of the dumber talking-points against ObamaCare. However, I still think the U.S. is far too diverse for its national government to handle a one-size-fits-all approach, and that its regulation of minimum requirements for health-coverage leaves too much open to politics rather than medical need.
From what understand, the problem with the website isn't even internal to the site itself. It has to access lots of large databases all over the country which are stored on old computers with internet-connections so slow that they time-out on modern systems (which expect faster responses than they can give). To make the website work as the contract requires, there would have to be hardware-upgrades all over the U.S. which go far beyond what CGI could legally demand that government-departments do.
Saturday November 16, 2013, 11:00 am
Ty Kit for your usual agile and astute gathering of articles, information and humor. . .that both accurately inform and ease the cerebral discomforts of living in the Age of the Azz-hatters. . .hats off and smiles to you!
Oh what we could do and be...if Ted and the Once-lers would just quietly leave or learn to see. . .Long live the Lorax―Barb-ba-Loots―Swommee Swans―Humming Fish and Truffula Trees. . .
Sunday November 17, 2013, 12:29 pm
Newspapers get written at an 8th grade reading comprehension level because that is the top reading level of the majority of Americans, without regard to political perspective--it fits the majority all across the spectrum.