New Yorker's Obamacare cover: Magazine pokes fun at healthcare.gov glitches on new cover.

The New Yorker Mocks Healthcare.gov Rollout With New Cover

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Nov. 1 2013 10:50 AM

The New Yorker Mocks the Healthcare.gov Rollout With New Cover

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At first glance my favorite part was definitely the floppy disk. But upon a closer look, I think it's the oversized hammer and screwdriver sitting next to the old, boxy computer. The man behind the "Reboot" cover is Barry Blitt, a Montreal-born illustrator. "When I heard that the troubled Obamacare Web site was built by a Canadian company, of course I felt personally responsible," Blitt told the magazine's Culture Desk blog. "I’ll be happy when the glitches are all worked out and everything’s running smoothly, so I can put this all behind me."

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

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