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

Despite Cons, Entrepreneurs See Opportunity in Obamacare
Growth Strategies

Despite Cons, Entrepreneurs See Opportunity in Obamacare

The downsides of the Affordable Care Act may be plentiful, but the pros might just outweigh them in the end. Here, entrepreneurs and health-care watchers weigh in.
Rebekah Iliff
Franchisees Fear Obamacare as Uncertainty Paralyzes Growth
Franchises

Franchisees Fear Obamacare as Uncertainty Paralyzes Growth

Franchisees are putting holds on expansion and cutting full-time employees in an attempt to temper expenses from health-care reform.
Kate Taylor
What Businesses Need to Know About Obamacare
Growth Strategies

What Businesses Need to Know About Obamacare

Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act has started and we've got the ultimate guide to help business owners like yourself navigate the changes.
Linda Lacina
6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week
Technology

6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

Health insurance exchanges go online, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. wants a few good entrepreneurs, CreateTech conference draws an eclectic crowd in Brooklyn, Marc Andreessen sits down with the Pando Monthly. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
Big Companies' Reactions to Health Reform
Growth Strategies

Big Companies' Reactions to Health Reform

Obamacare sparks health-care changes at blue chip companies.
Arlene Weintraub
October Means It's Tax Time For Many Businesses
Finance

October Means It's Tax Time For Many Businesses

Most folks don't think about taxes until the spring, but October has some important tax deadlines for business owners.
Barbara Weltman
What the Self-Employed Need to Know About Obamacare
Growth Strategies

What the Self-Employed Need to Know About Obamacare

5 options for sole proprietors sorting through their health insurance options.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
With One Exception, Most Small Business Exchanges Will Be Ready in 2014
Growth Strategies

With One Exception, Most Small Business Exchanges Will Be Ready in 2014

Though Washington state's small business insurance exchange won't be ready until at least 2015, many states will provide a range of choices.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
How the U.S. Health-Care System Stacks Up Against the Rest of the World (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

How the U.S. Health-Care System Stacks Up Against the Rest of the World (Infographic)

With health care one of the most hotly debated subjects right now, here is a look at where the U.S. stands in terms of health-care costs and services.
Kathleen Davis
Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First
Growth Strategies

Changing Your Health Plan Due to Obamacare? Survey Staffers First

Getting your team's input should be one of your first steps to prepare for the new health reforms.
Arlene Weintraub
For Scammers, Obamacare Rollout a Fresh Opportunity to Strike
Finance

For Scammers, Obamacare Rollout a Fresh Opportunity to Strike

Consumer advocates and security experts warn that the implementation of the new health-care changes will create opportunities for fraudsters to steal consumers' money and personal information.
Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan
Growth Strategies

Your Company's Obamacare Game Plan

Bookmark this benefit strategy timeline to make the most of the year-long extension.
Arlene Weintraub
Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options
Growth Strategies

Fewer Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

A recent webinar outlines the choices businesses need to make under the Affordable Care Act.
Dinah Wisenberg Brin
Obamacare Delay Estimated to Cost U.S. $12 Billion
Growth Strategies

Obamacare Delay Estimated to Cost U.S. $12 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the increased cost of giving large employers an additional year before they are hit with fines.
Catherine Clifford