Project: Create an Infographic About the New Health-care Bill

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As of last week, we have health care reform. But what have we actually reformed? Our next infographic project is to ask you to visualize what the bill actually entails.

the OBJECTIVE
Create an infographic explaining the health care reform just passed by Congress.

the ASSIGNMENT
Create an infographic that explores some or all of the following: What has changed? What has remained the same? How much does it cost? How much does it save? Who does it effect? If you are for or against the bill, that's fine, but note that we will more strongly consider pieces based in verifiable fact than in opinion.

the REQUIREMENTS
Send us an e-mail at projects[at]goodinc[dot]com with your infographic or post it to GOOD's Community Blog with the tag "April 2010 Transparency Contest." It can be in any image format, but it should be high enough resolution that it can be printed at 300 dpi. Make sure to include your sources, and a brief (one- or two-sentence) introduction to your concept. We’ll take submissions now through April 13. The winning entry will be announced on April 20, featured on our homepage and printed in the next issue of GOOD. We’ll send a GOOD T-shirt and a free subscription (or gift subscription) to the winner.

RESEARCH and INSPIRATION

The piece from The New York Times helps sum up the major changes. This piece in the Washington Post shows how people in the House voted, and how much money they took from the health-care lobby. Here is a great bullet-pointed list from CBS. Here is the full text of the bill, and here is the Congressional Budget Office's estimation of how much it costs. Feel free to supplement this with any data you find yourself. And please, help each other. No one will get extra credit for using special data, so if you find something cool or helpful, please post it in the comments.