With all the commotion in Washington D.C. revolving around the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), the question we must ask is, what happens now?
The Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, and while many of the provisions are already in effect, other parts of the legislation will roll out over the next few years, from now until 2014.
In those provisions is where your life, when it comes to your health, will improve. Sifting through the complex ruling and the law itself, we break down the key components that will benefit every American and what prohibitions insurance companies can't place on their customers.
President Obama said it best upon hearing the court’s ruling:
"It should be pretty clear right now that I didn't do this because of politics. I did this because it was good for the country….I didn't do this because it was good politics... I did it because I believed it was good for the American people."
Find out just how good this is for the American people on the following pages.