The Impact

What will the Supreme Court's health-care ruling mean for me?

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If the court decides to overturn the entire 2010 health-care law various rules on insurers will be nullified and provisions in the law slated to come online in 2014 and beyond will no longer take effect. Among the most sweeping is the requirement that virtually all Americans obtain insurance or pay a penalty and new opportunities the law offers to get coverage. These include more generous eligibility rules for Medicaid, new state-based marketplaces known as exchanges* (through which individuals would have been able to buy private plans that met benchmarks for quality), and federal subsidies to help low income people buy plans on the exchanges. Full coverage

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*The theory is that the exchanges could also help lower premiums by pooling many people in one marketplace and fostering competition among insurers.

GRAPHIC: Wilson Andrews, Karen Yourish and N.C. Aizenman - The Washington Post. Published March 21, 2010. Updated June 26, 2012.

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