The Kaiser Family Foundation has created what Kate Pickert calls "a surprisingly helpful" cartoon explaining the healthcare bill:

Kaiser also has a useful implementation timeline. Elsewhere on the healthcare front, Suderman highlights an unintended consequence:

[Democrats] built a provision into the law telling insurers that, starting this Thursday, September 23, they could no longer turn down child for a child-only health policy because of preexisting conditions. In effect, though, that means that children who are already sick won’t be turned down, which, yes, sounds very nice and would be if it were feasible and not likely to lead to insurance gaming.

Here’s the problem: It also means that parents attempting to enroll their children in these policies might have the option to wait until the last minute to pick up coverage and then drop that coverage immediately thereafter. ...

And so at least six large insurers have decided to stop offering these policies entirely.

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