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ObamaCare Illustrated March 22, 2013 , , ,

A picture is worth a thousand words, and, Lord knows, we’ve written thousands – actually, hundreds of thousands – of words about ObamaCare.  So on this third anniversary of the passage of this destructive law, we have put together links to resources to help explain the bureaucratic scale of ObamaCare in another way.

  • The (short-form) application:  Here is the Obama administration’s draft of the 21-page application form to determine if a person qualifies for subsidies in the ObamaCare exchanges.  This is the EZ form.
  • The (long-form) application:  If you want to see everything the government needs to know about you, your family, your income, your job and employer, your health habits, and on and on and on, here is the 61-page appendix to the ObamaCare application, showing the full decision tree of questions.
  • The maze: Here is a chart that takes you through the decision maze to find out if you are eligible for ObamaCare subsidies.
  • The Red Tape Tower: The pièce de résistance at the moment is the Red Tape Tower (#RedTapeTower) showing all 20,000 pages of the ObamaCare regulations that had been issued as of March 8.  The tower was a star at CPAC, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell received hoots and applause when it was rolled out for so graphically visualizing the incredible burden this law is placing on the health sector and economy.  National Review tells the story and has the photo.
  • The speech: Senate Budget Chairman Paul Ryan gave the final Republican speech on the House floor just before ObamaCare was voted out of the House on March 21, 2010.  A quick look-back is very much in order. Everything he predicted in this short but powerful talk has been proven true. And our freedom is at much at risk today as ever before.
  • The map: And we can’t resist including in this collection the ultimate map of the law produced by the staff of the Joint Economic Committee to give us the full picture of the complexity of the law itself.