Need Help Understanding Obamacare? Watch A Cartoon

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Image Credit: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tired of trying to cut through the political spin and figure out what The Affordable Care Act – also called Obamacare – actually does? How it will impact employers and citizens? How it will be paid for?

Here’s some good news. The answers you seek are available in cartoon form! The non-profit, non-partisan, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has produced a video called “The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare” describing the health insurance changes coming our way. Check it out below.


The video was written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation. It is also narrated by Charlie Gibson, former anchor of ABC’s World News with Charlie Gibson and a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Creative production and animation was done by Free Range Studios.

A Spanish-language version of the video is available here.

The YouToons first appeared in the 2010 animated movie, “Health Reform Hits Main Street,” which explained how the health reform law would work.


  • Kim

    Channel 19 a 6 minute cartoon is not going to make MOST people feel better about what Obama/Reid and Pelosi have foisted on this country.

  • Michelle Stark

    Hello Kim! Michelle Stark here. The idea is not to make people “feel better” but to educate them about the basic workings of the law. We’re doing our best to expose our viewers to non-partisan, fact-based information so they can feel confident in what ever opinions they hold. All the best to you!

  • Michelle Stark

    Hi Bob! As noted above, the cartoon was written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation. KFF is a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on health and wellness issues and information.

    All the best,

    • bob

      Thank you for replying, we will check out this Kaiser Family Foundation ,and let you know ,what side of the fence , they are setting. Thanks ,Bob

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