In the spirit of keeping you informed on health-related issues, we want to help you better understand health care reform. Whether you’re a fan or foe of the Affordable Care Act, the articles and video we’ve selected for this page will help you better understand: What the law includes; its impact on patients, providers and businesses; and the timing of how it will be implemented. We hope you find this information helpful.
After the ruling: A Consumer's Guide
The Supreme Court recently upheld the 2010 federal health care law, dismissing the challenge by states to the law’s requirement that individuals get insurance. The justices, however, did give states the right to opt out of a critical provision requiring them to expand Medicaid programs for the poor and disabled. The decision will have sweeping ramifications for consumers, state officials, employers and health care providers, including hospitals and doctors. Here's an FAQ about some of the law's provisions.
Health care: What the Supreme Court's ruling means for US consumers
The US Supreme Court ruling to uphold Obama's health-care reform law affects households across America. Millions without insurance are on track to get it. But costs are an unresolved issue. Read more.