Whoa: Chart shows insanely complicated rat maze that is Obamacare [photo]

Click on the chart to see it in all it’s chaotic, full-size glory. The 20,000 pages (and counting) of regulations wasn’t enough, nor was the 21 page application draft with its additional 61 pages of eligibility questions. Now, this handy chart shows the depth of the rat maze of bureaucracy known as Obamacare.

Do you qualify? Who knows! Reading the bill after passing the bill hasn’t helped decipher anything. Shocker!


  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    Obama’s “other” March Madness bracket.

    • BlueGood

      And you thought U.N. Agenda 21 was a Conspiracy Theory???

      Better do a bit of Research folks…Calling Rosa Koire…calling Rosa Koire…..

      Elizabeth Nickson???? Yep her too…..

      Connecting DOTS for North Americans!

      • pajamakat

        There was a man on Fox this afternoon talking about this. I can’t remember his name. It’s amazing what Obama has up his sleeve. People don’t know about it and the lemmings wouldn’t believe it anyway. The WON can do no wrong. It’s all for the greater good. I think within the next several years this country is going to look much different than it does now, maybe even sooner. If Hitlery wins in 2016, it’s over.

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    Waste, Fraud & Abuse.

  • Finrod Felagund

    > LOOK
    You are in a maze of twisty little health care regulations, all different.
    > QUIT
    Sorry, you can’t quit, by law.

  • Myrmidon

    You actually think THIS is complicated? Jesus Christ. What about rack and pinion problems? http://www.ifitjams.com/steering.gif Or financial planning? http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-20/the-financial-planning-flowchart#r=nav-img

  • RblDiver

    Eh, that’s actually not that bad. The org chart done right around the onset of O-care showing who was connected to whom, now THAT was ugly (thousands of lines on one page).

  • DLago

    It’s really not that complicated at all. The lousy part is that your tax credit eligibility is tied to the federal poverty level, which of course changes from year to year. Now, the FPL will affect many many more people (to those who make 4x that level), and it will become an even more divisive tool for Washington. What? Not everyone will have their health care subsidized!? Shocker!

  • http://twitter.com/SmartGrunt Smart Grunt

    With 20k pages of regulations, I bet they missed a few things in this line and block chart.

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Dante’s Circle of Hell had a more understandable flowchart.

  • Clorinda Madsen

    You notice it actually allows non-legal residents to obtain insurance too. And the question of whether you qualify for Medicaid comes before the question of legal status.

  • michael s

    This marks the 3rd year anniversary of the Affordable HealthCare Act(ObamaCare). The Tea Party tried to stop it at town hall meetings,FAILED. 36 times the House tried to repeal it,FAILED. Thought the Supreme Court would make it unconstitutional,FAILED. Pres Romney said his first act would be to repeal Obamacare,FAILED. Bachmann can try to repeal all she want,she’ll fail the same way she failed her laughable presidential run. Ryan will fail at defunding,the way he failed at delivering Wisconsin in the presidential election.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      What you won’t admit is that this has caused the country to fail. It’s only a matter of time. So you “win.”

      You’ll also be paying for it for a very, very long time. Long after I’m worm dirt.

      • nc

        Me too, but it’s cold comfort.

    • carla5731

      Obamacare…from the same fine folks who bankrupted Social Security. It’s too bad they didn’t decide to fix the first mess before they created another one.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Hey, michael s, my favorite troll is back! Where have you been?

      In 2014 Ocare begins in earnest for six years. When it’s done we all will have paid 10 years of taxes and fees for six years of “care.” When it comes up for renewal in FY2020, after so many people are denied medicines and procedures, after so many people get sick and tired of being called “units,” after so many Democrats become former members of Congress because they voted for it, Ocare will be cancelled and we return to a new, better, market-based health system. Fail.

      The only downside is that “Big Pharma” will have ceased ALL drug developments and a lot of the medical appliance manufacturers will be taxed out of business. On the plus side maybe all the ambulance chasing lawyers will be out of business by then, too.

    • Roto

      It passed and wasn’t struck down, because Obama and the Democrats LIED about what was in it. And it’s their beloved “working man” who’s going to pay for it.

  • Maxx

    I could swallow a five-pack of Hubba Bubba and it would flow more efficiently than that monstrosity.

  • dunst43

    But I thought we’d just get health care for free. I didn’t see any of this on The View. There must be some mistake. /sarc

  • kim

    Personally I don’t believe they thought it would get past Supreme Court. They probably thought it would be tossed and they could use it as campaign rhetoric for years. Then it did and the only thing left to do was make it so confusing, so expensive that people would be angry enough and demand it be fixed. Any bets on the ‘fix’ being a single payer medicaid style solution like they wanted to begin with?

  • Roto

    How about… [Legal Resident?] —No—> [Deport]

  • BigRed

    Byzantine definition jargon, architecture
    A term describing any system that has so many labyrinthine internal interconnections that it would be impossible to simplify by separation into loosely coupled or linked components.
    The city of Byzantium, later renamed Constantinople and then Istanbul, and the Byzantine Empire were vitiated by a bureaucratic overelaboration bordering on lunacy: quadruple banked agencies, dozens or even scores of superfluous levels and officials with high flown titles unrelated to their actual function, if any.
    Access to the Emperor and his council was controlled by powerful and inscrutable eunuchs and by rival sports factions.
    [Edward Gibbon, “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”].

    This just seemed fitting.

  • Orlando Cee

    When it comes to fork tongued Barry, I wouldn’t be surprised if the “promise” of Obamacare was just a trick to fool the voting public. Considering its cumbersome nature, I doubt Barry himself actually believed in it. He even promised that it would reduce our health care cost by a whopping 3000%! (More proof he sucks at numbers.)


    However, it was a good enough ploy to help get him elected twice.

    Too bad it was just smoke and mirrors.

  • michael s

    Cruz Missle Downed was the daily caller headline regarding Ted Cruz ‘s failed attempt to defund AHA or Obamacare. Give it up.