Unraveling the Complexities of the Healthcare Law

October 1, 2013 is an important date in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That is the date when open enrollment for health insurance coverage through the new "Marketplace" begins.

Understanding How the New Medicare Tax Affects Individuals

A new Medicare surtax, which took effect in 2013, could result in a higher tax bill for some people. The tax was part of the healthcare law passed in 2010. Who will be liable for the 3.8 percent tax? The IRS has issued proposed regulations clarifying details about the new tax and how it affects individual investors, trusts, estates and taxpayers who sell their homes.

Health Care Under Obama

The debate over repealing his Obamacare legislation has ended and plans are under way to meet the law's mandates by their respective dates. The following is a recap of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 as it pertains to general mandates and employer coverage, cost and credits.