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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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  8. President Obama’s war on Staples

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  9. President Obama criticizes Staples’ ObamaCare strategy

    Townhall Senior Political Editor Guy Benson on President Obama’s comments on Staples.

  10. Navigating the challenging tax code

    Liberty Tax CEO John Hewitt on the challenges facing U.S. tax filers and efforts to reduce fraud.

  11. Has the U.S. economy finally turned a corner?

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  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. Supreme Court to hear arguments on federal insurance subsides in ObamaCare

    Senator John Barrasso, (R-WY), on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments against ObamaCare subsidies and whether the federal insurance subsides in the Affordable Care Act are illegal.

  6. Does the Internet need to be fixed?

    FP1 Strategies’ Ashley Pratte and FBN’s Tom Sullivan weigh in on the government’s Internet regulation plan and ObamaCare.

  7. Obama Administration unwilling to compromise?

    ‘The Accountability Project’ Executive Director Nomiki Konst, FP1 Strategies V.P. of Communications Ashley Pratte and FBN’s Neil Cavuto on the Obama Administration’s immigration executive action.

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