In case you're wondering what exactly is Obamacare, what the big deal is and how it changed in its latest incarnation, Reddit user CaspianX2 takes a moment to explain it all in a simplified and "hopefully not too biased" version even you can understand.
What people call "Obamacare" is actually the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However, people were calling it "Obamacare" before everyone even hammered out what it would be. It's a term mostly used by people who don't like the PPACA, and it's become popularized in part because PPACA is a really long and awkward name, even when you turn it into an acronym like that.
Anyway, the PPACA made a bunch of new rules regarding health care, with the purpose of making health care more affordable for everyone. Opponents of the PPACA, on the other hand, feel that the rules it makes take away too many freedoms and force people (both individuals and businesses) to do things they shouldn't have to.
So what does it do? Well, here is everything, in the order of when it goes into effect (because some of it happens later than other parts of it).
|"Black-hat automation is skewing the national conversation."|
|TTC Workers Get Offended And Might Start Work-to-Rule|
|Action Comics' #900: Superman Renounces His American Citizenship|
|“Democracy is an impedance to capitalism so they need as little regulation as possible.”|
|"A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all."|
|“If you really want to save the planet, you should die.”|
|“Cultured meat is finally on its way towards becoming a commercial reality.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|“There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind.”|
|Somebody Needs to Build a New Facebook Stat|
|“Lighter, more affordable, personal rapid transit: self-driving bikes.”|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|Bizarre Record Covers|