Health law’s backers launch online ‘Obamacare’ game

Supporters of President Obama’s healthcare reforms launched an online game Wednesday to highlight the law’s provisions.

The new site is operated by “Thanks, Obamacare,” a coalition of Colorado-based healthcare advocates formed in October to build support for healthcare reform and try to reclaim the “ObamaCare” label.

The “Thanks, Obamacare” game sends visitors through a hypothetical series of life changes, such as changing jobs or getting into a skiing accident. Players can proceed “with Obamacare” and gain points as they take advantage of provisions like the ban on insurers denying coverage because of a pre-existing condition. Proceeding “without Obamacare” loses points.

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