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This explanation of Obamacare was written in late 2014; the political predictions are far out of date now (see the update, which is linked at the end of the piece), but the mechanism of Obamacare itself hasn’t changed.

The sad thing is that it was working as designed. Check out the map at https://i.redd.it/s4kc2bd9ysux.jpg. The states that stay dark are the ones that didn’t take the Medicaid expansion.

Anyway, learn more about this insanely complicated law!Obamacare pg 1 final Obamacare pg 2 final Obamacare pg 3 final Obamacare pg 4 final Obamacare pg 5 finalObamacare pg 6 finalObamacare pg 7 final Obamacare pg 8 final Obamacare pg 9 final Obamacare pg 10 final Obamacare pg 11 final Obamacare pg 12 final Obamacare pg 13 finalObamacare pg 14 finalObamacare pg 15 final Obamacare pg 16 finalObamacare pg 17 finalObamacare pg 18 finalObamacare pg 19 final Obamacare pg 20 final Obamacare pg 21 final Obamacare pg 22 final Obamacare pg 23 final Obamacare pg 24 final Obamacare pg 25 final Obamacare pg 26 final Obamacare pg 27 final Obamacare pg 28 final Obamacare pg 29 finalObamacare pg 30 final If you liked this, check out the follow-up to this piece (June 2015)

And our comix explanations of: Social Security

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (aussi en Français)

Net Neutrality (with Ian Akin)

Dan and I also have a book that gives the whole history of the economy! Here’s a link to a free sample.

Also, Jonathan Gruber (an economist involved in both Romneycare and Obamacare) has his own comic! Check it out here.