Back in 2010, Congress passed, and President Obama signed into law, the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA). In spite of the fact that the legislation ended up being passed without a key feature that President Obama wanted — a public option that would have allowed Americans access to the same plan Congresspeople have — the measure is popularly known as Obamacare.
After clearing the Supreme Court last year, mostly intact, Obamacare is getting ready to roll out in full force in 2014. Some of the provisions have been phasing in gradually, but 2014 marks the year that the provision to buy coverage or face a fine goes into effect.
Are you ready for Obamacare? Here are a few things that you need to know before January 1, 2014:
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