On Monday, much of Missouri experienced a complete solar eclipse, the last of its kind in the state until 2024, when Cape Girardeau will be ground zero for science geeks. For other areas of the state, the next eclipse will be a tad more distant; Kansas City’s next total solar eclipse will happen early in the 23rd Century, in 2205.
When the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written in 2010, much of it was negotiated behind closed doors with lobbyists from across the health care industry. It's unsurprising, then, that many of those major players—especially in the insurance industry—got sweetheart deals. Requiring Americans to buy health insurance gave insurers instant access to millions of new customers.