Chart: Obamacare as presented by The Commonwealth Fund

This chart has been making the rounds on social media, partly because it’s a good chart — it selects key components of a very complex law and presents them in easily digestible portions — but also partly because it’s a product of the Commonwealth Fund, a foundation dedicated for a century to improving the nation’s health care and mainly through efforts to win more care for the most vulnerable members of our society. For the seminal rural hospital expansion of the 1940s, for the Pap smear, for heart catheters and trends in patient-centered care and limiting expensive and unnecessary and careless re-hospitalizations, thank the Commonwealth Fund. Here’s a Commonwealth look at what’s shutting down the government.

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[ Colorado Republican Mike Coffman by Republican Conference ]