OK, this is not as much fun as “7 Ways to Lose Weight.” But since a national poll this week showed that a majority of Americans don’t understand how the health care overhaul (AKA: Obamacare) will impact them, it seemed like it was time to take a quiz. This one was put together by the Kaiser Family Foundation, and includes (short) helpful answers at the end.

It’s just 10 questions. Click on the box below to get started. Good luck!

(Kaiser Family Foundation)

A little more on the poll: the country remains divided about the Affordable Care Act: 40 percent of Americans view the law unfavorably and 37 percent are favorable. Views are split along party lines.

Nearly half of Americans says they have heard “nothing at all” about their state’s decision to create a health insurance marketplace. To clarify for the Golden State, California is moving forward aggressively on establishing a marketplace (also called an exchange).

Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Legislature support the Medicaid expansion called for under the ACA and are working out the details in a special legislative session.

Health Care Overhaul: Take the (Short!) Quiz 21 March,2013Lisa Aliferis

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Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED’s State of Health blog. Since 2011, she’s been writing and editing stories for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years (more than we can count) producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco’s CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. Her work has been honored for many awards. Most recently she was a finalist for “Best Topical Reporting” from the Online News Association. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

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