Obamacare

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, was signed into law on March 23, 2010, and represents one of the largest overhauls of the U.S. health-care system since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s. The law’s purpose is to increase the availability, quality and affordability of health insurance, and will use mandates, subsidies and exchanges to help reduce costs to patients and the government. 

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News and Articles About Obamacare

Your 2015 Obamacare Planner
Business Circle

Your 2015 Obamacare Planner

Complying is complicated. Feel less overwhelmed with these tips and insights.
Arlene Weintraub
Obamacare's Very Small Business Exchange Enrollment
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Obamacare's Very Small Business Exchange Enrollment

Remember those 'other' new Obamacare exchanges that small businesses were supposed to use to sign up workers for health insurance? Apparently a bunch of businesses forgot about them, too.
Supreme Court to Hear Obamacare Subsidies Case
Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court to Hear Obamacare Subsidies Case

The challenge is to a key part of the Obamacare health law that, if successful, would limit the availability of federal health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans.
How Businesses Are Handling the Obamacare Employer Mandate
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How Businesses Are Handling the Obamacare Employer Mandate

Obamacare has created an incentive for business owners to navigate a different path than that which policymakers had intended.
Scott Shane
7 Things to Know as Affordable Care Act Deadline Approaches
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7 Things to Know as Affordable Care Act Deadline Approaches

The law, more commonly referred to as Obamacare, kicks in for businesses with more than 100 employees this January.
Drew Hendricks
4 Hacks for Lowering Health-Care Costs While Improving Employee Health
Leadership

4 Hacks for Lowering Health-Care Costs While Improving Employee Health

Complying with the Affordable Care Act means new health insurance premiums for smaller businesses but innovation offers hope of manageable costs and a healthier workforce.
Tor Constantino
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4 Alternatives to Offering Paid Healthcare Benefits
Health-care Costs

4 Alternatives to Offering Paid Healthcare Benefits

Boosting pay and offering more attractive alternative benefits could help companies deal with ever-rising health insurance premiums.
Matt Straz
What to Expect When You're Expecting...Tax Refunds and Obamacare
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What to Expect When You're Expecting...Tax Refunds and Obamacare

If you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health-insurance premiums under Obamacare, you might want to do some tax planning now or you might be in for an unwelcome surprise.
Trent Bryson
White House Hires Ex-Googler to Make Government Websites Suck Less (We Hope)
Technology

White House Hires Ex-Googler to Make Government Websites Suck Less (We Hope)

Uncle Sam: If at first you don't succeed, hire former Google wizard and HealthCare.gov resurrector Mikey Dickerson to clean up your mess. Again.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Dueling Rulings Put Obamacare Subsidies for 5 Million at Risk
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Dueling Rulings Put Obamacare Subsidies for 5 Million at Risk

Two courts disagree on whether the Internal Revenue Service can provide subsidies to those purchasing health insurance on the federal health insurance exchange.
Linda Lacina
ScotusBlog Trolls the Dumb, Angry People Who Yell at It by Mistake
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ScotusBlog Trolls the Dumb, Angry People Who Yell at It by Mistake

We collect the 10 most sarcastic, funny and bewildered reactions the independent news agency had when it was trolled by mistake following the Supreme Court ruling yesterday.
Linda Lacina
Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby Can't Be Forced to Buy Contraceptive Coverage
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Supreme Court: Hobby Lobby Can't Be Forced to Buy Contraceptive Coverage

(Closely-Held) corporations aren't just people, they're religious people. Supreme Court decision finds certain private companies can sidestep birth control mandate.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
Obamacare Is Turning Top Performers Into Free Agents
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Obamacare Is Turning Top Performers Into Free Agents

Company health insurance is no longer enough to keep would-be entrepreneurs tethered to corporate jobs.
Tasha Eurich
The IRS Has Put a Stop to this Obamacare Workaround
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The IRS Has Put a Stop to this Obamacare Workaround

Those planning to send staffers to individual health exchanges with pre-tax funds might face some unpleasant surprises come tax-time.
Arlene Weintraub