The Affordable Care Act: One Year Later

A year ago today, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. Let's take a look at this first year through the prism of some of the most popular political cartoonist. (image: Lisa Benson)

On January 19, 2011 the House GOP unanimously vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Image: Bob Gorrell)

Virginia Federal District Court Judge Henry Hudson struck down the section of the law requiring citizens to buy health care coverage or pay a penalty in December. Again in February, another Federal District Court Judge, Roger Vinson in Florida ruled the entire law invalid. On the other hand, two other federal judges have upheld the law making the battle to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in the courts 2 for repeal and 2 to uphold--a tie. (Image: Tom Toles)

click this image to see a timeline for the law implementation

I am led to wonder. Do Republicans and Libertarians really know what's in the Affordable Care Act? There is a helpful timeline at to explain the law. (Image: Stuart Carleson)


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