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).
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|"China has been feverishly piling sand onto reefs in the South China Sea for the past year, creating seven new islets in the region."|
|"Is meant to produce more energy than it consumes."|
|“We have to forget steel as a core employer.”|
|“It’s not something you would expect to see there and not something we’ve seen there before.”|
|Making a Movie Inside a Video Game|
|"Its tilted axis makes orbit, showing the position of the sun and the time."|
|"The first to target civilians and the first such malware built to target a nation’s power supply."|
|“Drone carrying defibrillators could begin operating in Sweden.”|
|"Technological transformation first reduced the income of the populations for decades, although societies became wealthier in the long term."|
|“Making paper out of stone.”|
|It's a Commercial About a Sweater|
|“Lights-out factory devoid of human labor”|
|A Simple Task for CRISPR|