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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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  1. What’s the Deal, Neil: ObamaCare’s 5 years old but millions still uninsured?

    FBN’s Neil Cavuto on ObamaCare’s 5th anniversary and immigration.

  2. ObamaCare: 5 years of broken promises?

    The Richard Fowler Show’s Richard Fowler, National Review columnist Jillian Melchior, ‘Beating ObamaCare 2014’ author Betsy McCaughey and FBN’s Neil Cavuto look back on ObamaCare on the fifth anniversary of President Obama signing it into law.

  3. ObamaCare leading the government’s budget into a ditch?

    American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin and The Weekly Standard Executive Editor Fred Barnes on the impact of ObamaCare.

  4. Have your doctor’s appointment online

    American Well CEO Dr. Roy Schoenberg on how technology can improve consumers’ access to health care.

  5. Can Ted Cruz return America to prosperity?

    Former Reagan Economic Advisor Art Laffer weighs in on Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential bid and the fifth anniversary of ObamaCare.

  6. Karl Rove on Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential bid

    Former White House Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Karl Rove and Fox News Contributor Jon Hilsenrath discuss Ted Cruz’s announcement of a presidential run in 2016.

  7. ObamaCare turns five-years-old

    FBN’s Jo Ling Kent, Peter Barnes and Liz MacDonald discuss Ted Cruz’s announcement of a presidential run in 2016 and the anniversary of ObamaCare.

  8. Obama’s Iran deal the new ObamaCare?

    The Wall Street Journal’s Dan Henninger discusses the President Obama’s planned Iran nuclear deal.

  9. The House GOP budget cuts $5.5T

    Economist Ben Stein, Conservative Columnist Gina Loudon and 'The Accountability Project' Executive Director Nomiki Konst on the House GOP budget cuts and whether they will hurt government programs.

  10. CareerBuilder CEO on the real jobs picture

    CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson on the state of the U.S. job market.

  11. McDonald’s ousted CEO gets $3M Happy Meal Senior Strategist Jared Levy and FBN’s Neil Cavuto and Liz MacDonald on the ObamaCare challenge in the Supreme Court, McDonald’s ousted CEO getting a $3M payout and Americans not spending the money they are saving at the pump.

  12. Neil’s Spiel: IRS budget cuts causing headaches for taxpayers?

    FBN’s Neil Cavuto on the impact of IRS budget cuts.

  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. Is ObamaCare really working?

    ‘The Richard Fowler Show’ Radio Host Richard Fowler on ObamaCare policies and rules.

  6. How Obamacare has shaped health care

    Hospital for Special Surgery CEO Lou Shapiro discusses the impact of Obamacare on the health-care industry.

  7. How tech has boosted health care

    Hospital for Special Surgery CEO Lou Shapiro discusses how technology has enabled growth in health care.

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