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

Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses
Finance

Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses

Today, the president traveled to M. Luis Construction in Rockville, Md., to deliver his latest in a series of strongly-worded attacks against House Republicans regarding the government shutdown.
Catherine Clifford
Obama Compares Health-Care Enrollment Glitches to Apple iOS 7 Bugs
Entrepreneurs

Obama Compares Health-Care Enrollment Glitches to Apple iOS 7 Bugs

President Obama dismissed technical problems with the new health-care exchanges and said they would be fixed. But consumers are finding it hard to sign up for coverage.
Brian Patrick Eha
Obamacare Enrollment Site Suffers Delays
Entrepreneurs

Obamacare Enrollment Site Suffers Delays

Trying to sign up for health-care coverage under Obamacare? You may find it's a case of hurry up and wait.
Brian Patrick Eha
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.