Cartoonist Ted Rall: Obamacare Is President's 'Katrina Moment'

Monday, 28 Oct 2013 05:12 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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The potential failure of the Affordable Care Act is President Barack Obama's "Katrina moment," liberal columnist and syndicated political cartoonist Ted Rall says.

"This is Obama's Katrina moment. This is the moment when, as President [George W.] Bush messed up the reaction to Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, we're seeing exactly the same thing here," Rall told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"These guys had 2½ years to get ready for this and apparently now we're finding out … they were only doing end-to-end testing.

"Lots of people knew this was going to be bad and they were right and it is bad."

Rall said he is in agreement with former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin when she calls the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act a road to socialized medicine.

"People like me are very much in favor of [that]. I would love to see socialized medicine. Single-payer, a British or Canadian-style system," Rall said.

"Doctors and nurses should be federal employees. The profit incentive should be taken out of healthcare entirely."

Cartoons by Rall, former president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, appear in nearly 100 newspapers across the country.

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