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).
|"A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all."|
|No More FLQ for You|
|What they talk about in congress|
|Nobody Really Knows What Container Ships Carry|
|Government Discovers That Paper Has Two Sides|
|AI and Robotic Arms Remove Trash from Recycling|
|“Previously unknown plastic contamination in the tap water of cities around the world.”|
|Ubuntu 17.10 Artful "What the Fuck" Aardvark|
|iotacons: Pixelated Art by Andy Rash|
|“Google is our modern man's God.”|
|“He says he tries to use Facebook as little as possible, and that his children aren’t allowed to use that shit.”|
|“Millions of Americans are hassled to pay back money they don’t owe.”|
|“The results of its People You May Know algorithm are anything but obvious.”|
|“End your life with a click.”|
|"100 of its members occupied the Opera Apple Store in Paris, demanding the company pay its taxes."|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|