Regular readers know that I occasionally write freelance blog posts for

In my latest post, I revisited a project which I originally took a crack at last year: Attempting to track every action or legislation introduced, voted on, passed, signed and implemented by every state to protect, repair and/or improve the Affordable Care Act.

At the time I was trying to list the actual legislation and every change in status from start to finish (including bills which died in committee, faile in one house or the other, were vetoed, etc). I quickly discovered that it was next to impossible to keep up with all of that.

This time I took a simpler approach--I only list bills or executive orders which have either been fully approved/implemented or which are pending/in progress. I do plan on going back to updating the spreadsheet, however.