Affordable Care Act progress report

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.


10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2015

These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on the list that were also excellent.

This is an American Workday, By Occupation

I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.

How to Spot Visualization Lies

Many charts don’t tell the truth. This is a simple guide to spotting them.

Interactive: When Do Americans Leave For Work?

We don’t all start our work days at the same time, despite what morning rush hour might have you think.