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).
|The Biggest Threat to Democracy: Our Brains|
|Canada told: change your copyright laws or get no business from the U.S.|
|"[Sandy] fits the general pattern [...] that, increasingly, can be attributed to climate change."|
|Is Barack Obama President Yet?|
|“What life is like on the front lines of the digital revolution.”|
|“Let the Chinese Communist Party rule forever and enslave us all?”|
|“It is full of hallucinations both wonderful and terrifying, a mental goulash of reality and fantasy.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“How to build a house.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|When the Wrong Hastag Can Get You Killed by an Assassination Drone|
|Humans Need Not Apply|
|“Instead of consuming fossil fuels, it would then feed surplus electricity into the grid.”|
|"Acting better than Star Trek deserves."|
|Knowing how to operate a smartphone does not qualify as being tech savvy.|