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Political Cartoon: Obamacare or Republicare

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Have you ever gotten sick or know of anyone who has but cannot afford the medicine? If so then you must ask yourself, “how am I going to get your hands on the medicine that I need?” With the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare), you would not have to worry about that. ObamaCare is an affordable health care plan to which all American citizens can get medically taken care of without spending a fortune, regardless of what is wrong with them. Obama-care is necessary to the American public. Reasons being for ObamaCare being necessary are that middle and lower class citizens cannot afford health insurance, certain plans do not offer certain medical procedures, and it ensures citizens to have no medical worries. One of many political cartoons that talk about ObamaCare is called “’Obamacare’ or ‘Republicare’” and that is the cartoon I will be writing aout. Political cartoons are an illustration or comic strip containing a political or social message that can relate to current events or traits. A political cartoon is made up of two elements: caricature and allusion. Political cartoons are main resources that offer interesting and amusing insights into the public mood, the underlying cultural expectations of age, and attitude towards current events or key events. Political cartoons are more complex than they may seem. They express compound political issues in unassuming and amusing ways. This is done to make a point about the issues and flaws that the cartoon is conveying. When in reality, most cartoons usually convey less information than mumbling or gesturing. Attached is a political cartoon about ObamaCare. This cartoon title is “’Obamacare’ or ‘Republicare’”. On the ObamaCare side is a picture of a donkey to represent the Democrats.... ... middle of paper ... ... or ‘Republicare’”. I believe that people do need the Affordable Care Act if you are middle to lower class. But, if you are rich and wealthy than you can pay off your medicinal bill in one payment but, people like my family and people I know, we need the Affordable Care Act to even be seen in the doctor’s office. Works Cited Herbert, Bob. “Hiding From Reality” They Say I Say. 2nd ed. New York: W.W. Norton &, 2012. 564-567. Print. Miller, Lisa. "New York Magazine." NYMag.com. New York News & Politics, 1 July 2012. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. . Thomas, Cal. “Is the American Dream Over?” They Say I Say, 2nd ed. New: W.W. Norton &, 2012. 568-571. Print. "What Is ObamaCare / What Is Obama Care?" What Is ObamaCare / What Is Health Care Reform? N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. .
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