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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. U.S. appeals court strikes down some ACA subsidies

    FNC’s Shannon Bream on a federal appeals court ruling to strike down some ObamaCare subsidies.

  2. Federal appeals court strikes down some ObamaCare subsidies

    FBN’s Rich Edson, American Action Forum president Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Renmac head of U.S. economics Neil Dutta and The Independents co-host Kmele Foster on the appeals court ruling on some health-care law insurance subsidies.

  3. Border crisis caused by failed White House policies?

    Rep. Randy Forbes, (R-Va.), on the fallout from the mounting border crisis.

  4. Johnson & Johnson CEO: We are staying in the U.S.

    Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky discusses companies moving business out of the U.S. because of taxes and ObamaCare’s impact.

  5. White House calls for ‘economic patriotism’

    FBN’s Lou Dobbs on Obama Administration efforts to discourage U.S. businesses from relocating their headquarters overseas.

  6. Succession in Democratic Party leadership already shifting to Clintons?

    ‘Blood Feud’ author Ed Klein on the shifting leadership within the Democratic Party.

  7. The immigration debate getting malicious?

    Tea Party activist David Webb, former Cincinnati Mayor Kenneth Blackwell and Dallas Tea Party activist Katrina Pierson on the debate over immigration.

  8. John McCain’s take on President Obama, U.S. border crisis

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on the U.S. border crisis and President Obama.

  9. Buchanan: Going down impeachment road would take us away from the main game

    ‘The Greatest Comeback’ author Pat Buchanan on calls among Republicans to impeach President Obama.

  10. Independents After Hours on crazy university behavior

    The Independents After Hours is all about the drama over Lech Walesa Hall.

  11. Americans lost trust in government, business leaders?

    Political Prospect Editor Kayleigh McEnany, Independent Women’s Forum’s Hadley Heath Manning, Accent Asset Management’s Scott Martin and ‘Cavuto’ Associate Producer Stefanie Wheeler on Americans’ increasing skepticism of the government.

  12. Caldwell: Hobby Lobby decision represents a victory for all Americans

    The Goldwater Institute’s Lucy Caldwell argues the Hobby Lobby decision was a victory for all Americans, not a war against women.

  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. 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.

  6. The court battle over ObamaCare subsidies

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

  7. Fed court ruling a big blow to ObamaCare?

    FNC’s Jim Angle on a federal court’s decision to strike down some ObamaCare subsidies.

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