Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:15 AM ET
If there’s one good thing to come out of the current mess over Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act) in Washington, it’s the opportunity to give a civics lesson to your kids.
To find the right words to explain it (or to get a crash course in it yourself), this 3-minute video from TIME is genius. It features real, hilarious questions from kids (Will the president still go to work? Will I get to stay home from school? Will Canada invade us?) as well as text that works as a great primer to how government programs work and what happens when lawmakers can’t agree.
A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.