Affordable Care Act progress report

Oct 28, 2014

The New York Times takes a data-centric look at the progress of the Affordable Health Care Act here in the United States. It’s a team effort seven-parter describing changes in uninsured percentages, affordability, and changes to the health care industry as a whole. Probably want to save this one for later.

Chart Type Used

Area Chart

The space between the data and the baseline is filled with a color or a pattern, usually emphasizing counts or percentages for a single variable.

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Top Brewery Road Trip, Routed Algorithmically

There are a lot of great craft breweries in the United States, but there is only so much time. This is the computed best way to get to the top rated breweries and how to maximize the beer tasting experience. Every journey begins with a single sip.

Graphical perception – learn the fundamentals first

Before you dive into the advanced stuff – like just about everything in your life – you have to learn the fundamentals before you know when you can break the rules.

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?