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Health-Care Law

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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  1. President says GOP talk of ObamaCare repeal should be 'over'

    Political debate over health care law continues

  2. Strategists urge Democrats not to talk about the economy

    'Recovery' a political loser for vulnerable Democrats?

  3. More questions remain about ObamaCare enrollees

    Insight from The Hill's Bob Cusack

  4. Few success for the White House to celebrate?

    FBN’s Lou Dobbs on the President’s record.

  5. Will ObamaCare help or hurt Dems in midterm elections?

    'Special Report' All-Star panel weighs in

  6. President hails new ObamaCare signup numbers

    Questions linger about who has enrolled

  7. Obamacare Signups Reach 8 Million, President Says

    President Barack Obama announced Thursday that enrollment in public exchanges for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act has now topped the 8 million mark. "...

  8. President Obama: The Affordable Care Act is working

    President speaks during White House briefing

  9. ACA Enrollment Update: 8M Have Signed Up

    President Obama announced Thursday that 8 million people have enrolled in private insurance plans in the federal and state marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act...

  10. Hospitals Trying Hand at Insurance Provider Biz

    As doctors, businesses and individuals around the country are adapting to the sweeping changes enacted under the Affordable Care Act, some hospitals are getting in o...

  11. GOP sticks to its anti-ObamaCare strategy

    Could approach backfire in 2014 midterms?

  12. Reform Costs Push UnitedHealth Profit Lower

    UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH), the largest U.S. health insurer, said on Thursday that first-quarter profit fell due to costs and taxes related to the national he...

  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. Millions getting the wrong diagnosis every year?

    Elsevier Chief Medical Officer Dr. Peter Edelstein on a report on misdiagnosis in health care.

  6. Doctor challenges claim that health care law is 'working'

    Dr. Jeffrey English sounds off

  7. Power Play Off to the Races: Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ)

    Chris Stirewalt talks to Rep. Ron Barber (D) about winning re-election in Arizona's 2nd District. Barber will most likely face his 2012 opponent, Martha McSally (R), in what is expected to be another very close House race in November.

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