By John Ballard
Topics are individually searchable and the site is interactive.
For example, if you want to know about the much-discussed individual mandate check the "Insurance" box in the left column. Then find 2014 and click on the + sign for a drop-down menu.
The first menu item is "Individual Requirement to Have Insurance."
Again, click on the + sign
The information box says
Requires U.S. citizens and legal residents to have qualifying health coverage (there is a phased-in tax penalty for those without coverage, with certain exemptions).
Implementation: January 1, 2014
Learn more: How will the requirement that people be insured or pay a penalty work under the health reform law? This simple infographic explains how �the individual mandate� works.
The infographic will give you an idea about the complexity of the healthcare system in America.
Whenever you hear the term "Obamacare" which has become something of a nasty, sarcastic alternative tag for this legislation, ask yourself if all the work that went into the design and planning of this body of law really needs to be "repealed."
That is the word being used repeatedly by the GOP candidates and I am certain they know (a) it ain't gonna happen and (b) if more Americans knew what was in the legislation they would not want it to happen.
Well, I take part of that back. There are a couple of candidates so ignorant that they really don't know it will not be repealed and very likely will never know what's in it. I never thought ignorance and stupidity could rise to the level we have seen over the past few months, but I have a feeling that the madness has only just started.
If the Obama campaign doesn't capitalize on this level of ignorance there will be no excuses and he will deserve not to be re-elected. Given what is here and how many people don't know about it there will be no need for any "October surprise." As soon as the campaign gets going defending ACA should be like shooting fish in a barrel.