On Obamacare

 Posted by on March 28, 2012
Mar 282012

Obama is NOT a secret Muslim. Obama is a secret… Hasid???


Frieda Vizel

Frieda Vizel left the Hasidic community, the Modern Orthodox community and the Formerly Orthodox (OTD) community. She now lives in Pomona and is actively looking for a new community to leave. She deals with the perplexities of the communities she left by drawing cartoons about them, a habit that gets her into an excellent amount of trouble.

  7 Responses to “On Obamacare”

  1. cha cha, those chasidim have no inkling that he is talking about providing insurance for contraception and for gays who contracted HIV. both of which are an urgent need for the hassidic community.

  2. Honestly, I don’t think the chasidim have any opinon on Obamacare. Most have medicaid, which not only covers contraception, it even covers baby tylenol if the contraception doesn’t work and a baby results.

  3. Why do you hate hassidim so much?

  4. You’ve captured the idea that Muslims and Chasidim practically dress alike. Why every lady at a wedding is wearing all black, or maybe a little gray, is totally beyond my comprehension. Also, Muslims with long beards look like rabbis. And the turbans they wear look like pictures of Rashi and Rambam, l’havdil. Osama Bin Laden looked like my neighbor across the street!

    As for Obamacare, how many of you know that the bill is called the “Affordable Care Act?” And how many know that the taxpayer doesn’t pay for someone’s birth control pills, the insurance company does and the person covered pays for insurance. Or the employer of that person pays for coverage. And how many know that now the insurance company can’t refuse you insurance because you have a pre-existing condition, or kick you off its rolls when you get sick, just because it feels like it?

    And Mark, how in the world do you get the idea of hatred for hassidim (sic.) from this innocent, cute cartoon? Is it because of the looks on the people’s faces? You should see how those faces look when there’s fighting between the Zalis and the Aronis. I get a little disappointed by Chasidim when that happens, too.

  5. “As for Obamacare, how many of you know that the bill is called the

  6. I would say the Obama administration has not done a good job of explaining this law to the public. As far as I’ve been able to gather from media, the 2 main things we are gaining as consumers are the preexisting conditios waiver and the ability to keep your children insured until 26 instead of 21. In exchange for those gains, the governement is going to legally require people to purchase health insurance, which creates a whole bureaucracy around compliance and fines. Not to mention the bureacracy around granting waivers to certain organizations and states http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9801E1DB1731F933A15750C0A9679D8B63&pagewanted=all

    I think if were actually working towards making health care more affordable, you wouldn’t need legislation to enforce people getting healthcare. Opening competition across state lines and following the directives of experts in low cost health care such as the Mayo clinic (http://m.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/06/01/090601fa_fact_gawande) would have been a much more interestig strategy for me to support as an Obama voter.

    Nice job on the cartoons Shpitzle. I kinda like you going the political route.

  7. Gabriella,

    So your objections to the legal requirement that everyone purchase coverage is in the bureaucracy that would inevitably result, and not in its infringement on freedom? That’s interesting.

    As for the cartoons… I’m trying to find a balance between doing something original about Hasidism/Orthodoxy and doing something that doesn’t just appeal to the limited audience familiar with the subject. Not sure that I’m successful.

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