Earlier we looked at this amazingly complex new health care flow chart.

I’ve looked into the history of this flow chart deeper and found that it is an amusing and interesting tale. It’s literally been a political football.

The intent of the Republican creators was to scare constituents by the complexity of the Democrats’ new health care plan structure.

Here’s a look at an earlier version of the diagram:

Click on this link to see a larger version.

new health care flow chart

And here are some links about the history and political intrigue:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitol-briefing/2009/07/gop_accuses_democrats_of_censo.html

http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/tx08_brady/71509_hc_chart.html