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New Yorker cover illustrates Obama's healthcare victory

President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law saw its 7 millionth enrollment this month -- a major victory for the obstacle-plagued healthcare exchanges.
By Aileen Graef   |   April 8, 2014 at 1:17 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- The new cover of The New Yorker is sparking controversy as it illustrates President Barack Obama's healthcare victory over the Republicans.

The cover depicts an adult-sized grinning Obama spoon-feeding medicine to the "petulant" childlike figures of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. A depiction of Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, can also be seen sulking in the corner.

The artist, Barry Blitt, said he enjoyed illustrating this issue: "I enjoyed drawing Ted Cruz, John Boehner, and Michele Bachmann as petulant children -- I especially wanted to draw an open-mouthed Mitch McConnell being spoon-fed his meds."


The Affordable Care Act has been especially effective in Kentucky, and McConnell has been one of the Republicans to launch countless efforts to repeal the healthcare law.


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