This explanation of Obamacare was written in late 2014; the political predictions are far out of date now (see the update, which is linked at the end of the piece), but the mechanism of Obamacare itself hasn’t changed.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! If you liked this, check out the follow-up to this piece (June 2015)
And our comix explanations of: Social Security
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.