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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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    American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks on the differences between Wal-Mart and ObamaCare health plans.

  2. Newly insured taking the most expensive health care options?

    Reason Magazine Senior Editor Peter Suderman on why some states are seeing a rise in emergency room usage.

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  4. Could a Republican Senate repeal ObamaCare?

    North Carolina State House Speaker Thom Tillis on his U.S. Senate race against incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan, ISIS and ObamaCare.

  5. Do Millennials feel the government owes them?

    Political Prospect founder Kayleigh McEnany, Animal New York Contributing Editor Amy K. Nelson, FBN’s Charles Payne, retail analyst Hitha Prabhakar, Penn Financial Group founder Matt McCall and FBN’s Tracy Byrnes on Millennials’ views about government.

  6. Woes continue as ObamaCare enters year two

    American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Healthcare Bluebook CEO Dr. Jeff Rice weigh in on the continued issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act .

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

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  8. ObamaCare’s worst-case scenario?

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

  9. 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.

  10. Did White House delete ObamaCare-related emails?

    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.

  11. 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.

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    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.

  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. CEOs back on the hiring track?

    PwC Global Chairman Dennis Nally on hiring and the state of the U.S. economy.

  6. White House leading from behind on the Ebola outbreak?

    VitalSpring Technologies CEO Dr. Sreedhar Potarazu on growing concerns over the Ebola outbreak.

  7. What’s the Deal, Neil: Has the media had enough of President Obama?

    FBN’s Neil Cavuto on the media’s shifting perceptions of the Obama Administration, the Ebola crisis and Apple.

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