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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA),[1][2] informally referred to as Obamacare,[3] is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. The law (along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010) is the principal health care reform legislation of the 111th United States Congress.

Supreme Court Upholds ObamaCare

After months of speculation, the Supreme Court upheld the president's signature health-care reform Thursday. In a 5-4 decision, the country's highest court ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act constitutional, and does not exceed Congress' scope of powers.In a 65-page ruling, the court ruled the individual mandate that requires most Americans to have health insurance or face a fine as constitutional, qualifying the provision as a tax.J.D. Piro, senior vice president and leader of the health law group at Aon Hewitt explains that the government justified its power to mandate coverage in two arguments, through the Commerce Cause and its ability to tax. "The court ruled that it wasn't a valid exercise of the Commerce Clause, but it is a valid exercise of taxing powers." Starting in 2014, citizens without insurance will be fined  $285 per family or 1% of income--whichever is greater. The penalty jumps to $2,085 per family or 2.5% of income, in 2016."The Affordable Care Act's ...

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    Rep. Marsha Blackburn, (R-Tenn.), on reports a top ObamaCare official asked staff to delete an email and reports hackers are stealing health data of ObamaCare enrollees.

  2. Cardinal Health CEO on ObamaCare, M&A

    Cardinal Health CEO George Barrett on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and the future of health care.

  3. Can Rite Aid’s turnaround story boost your portfolio?

    Belpointe Asset Management Chief Strategist David Nelson, FBN’s Charles Payne, retail analyst Hitha Prabhakar and Penn Financial Group founder Matt McCall debate the outlook for Rite Aid.

  4. CMS proposes rule to reimburse doctors for remote care

    ALR Technologies president Bill Smith on the government’s proposed rule that would allow doctors to get paid for non-face-to-face care.

  5. Obama to CEOs: Quit whining

    Veracruz LLC founder Steve Cortes and J. Streicher Asset Management president Todd Schoenberger on big business and regulation.

  6. Giuliani: Obama’s ignorance on corporate taxes is laughable

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the corporate tax debate.

  7. The 3 steps White House could take to stop the border crisis right now

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on how the Obama Administration should handle the crisis on the U.S.-Mexican border.

  8. Quayle: Obama has taken executive authority to a new level

    Former Vice President of The United States Dan Quayle whether President Obama is exceeding his authority by changing the health-care law and his expectations of the midterm elections.

  9. Dan Quayle: U.S. still the sole superpower in the world

    Former Vice President of The United States Dan Quayle and former Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli discuss geopolitical tensions.

  10. The cost of regulation

    Huntington Funds CIO Randy Bateman and JPM Private Bank global head of equities Steven Rees discuss how regulation impacts profitability.

  11. Courts issue conflicting rulings on ObamaCare subsidies

    Attorney Arthur Aidala and FNC legal analyst Lis Wiehl on illegal immigration and the conflicting court rulings on the legality of the Affordable Care Act ’s subsidies.

  12. The court battle over ObamaCare subsidies

    FBN’s Jo Ling Kent on the conflicting court rulings over ObamaCare’s subsidies.

  1. Health-Care Shares Display Mixed Picture After Ruling

    Shares of health-care stocks gyrated violently Thursday as Wall Street interprets a complex Supreme Court decision that ultimately keeps the vast majority of Preside...

  2. How Health-Care Ruling Will Impact Business

    Business strategistCarol Roth weighs in on the potential impact on businesses from today’s health-care ruling.

  3. How the healthcare ruling impacts small businesses

    Kate Rogers on what the healthcare ruling could mean for small businesses

  4. Lawmakers in Heated Debate Over Health Care

    Representatives John Garamendi and Marsha Blackburn discuss the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutionality of the health-care law .

  5. CBO: Federal debt to reach 74% of GDP in FY ‘14

    Advantage Payroll Services president Rob Basso, V2V Associates managing partner Rob Morgan , and FBN’s Rich Edson on the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the U.S. economy’s health.

  6. ObamaCare’s worst-case scenario?

    FBN’s Charles Payne on the impact of the Affordable Care Act .

  7. Chinese hackers stealing U.S. hospital patients’ data?

    Risk Control Strategies CEO Dr. Paul Viollis on reports hackers stole personal data of 4.5 million hospital patients.

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