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Explaining the Government Shutdown to a 3-Year Old

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You heard that right: Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), considered by the National Journal to be "the most conservative" member of the House, the guy who once yelled "baby killer!" in a congressional meeting about the Affordable Care Act, wants this park ranger to apologize for shutting down the government. This dude right here wins Asshole of the Day.

Also on today's #TWiBRadio, we discussed how to explain the government shutdown to a 3-year-old, California actually moves abortion access in the right direction, and sometimes, we just have to accept that we're too old for this shit.

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For a real explanation of the Affordable Care Act from folks actually in the know, check out this interview from this year's NAACP Leadership 500 conference with the Director of External Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Health Services Anton Gunn and the NAACP's Senior Director of Health Programs, Shavon Arline-Bradley.

Or if you'd prefer we broke it into chapters:

Introduction, Enrollment, and the Marketplace

Consumer Costs, Subsidies, and Penalties

Insurance Company Regulation

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Government Shouldn't Tell Me What To Do

And this morning on #amTWiB, #TheMorningCrew discussed drones falling from the sky, parachuting men, and politicizing the shutdown.

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