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Obamacare Lawsuits: Is the Affordable Care Act in Jeopardy?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, has been controversial from the moment it was enacted. Many opponents have fought against it and now some have taken their grievances to court. Will numerous lawsuits prevent the Affordable Care Act from achieving its intended ends?

In the following video, Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool's director of investment planning, reviews the various lawsuits that people have filed challenging aspects of the Affordable Care Act. Dan notes that the wide variety of different theories presents a formidable attack against Obamacare and he runs through the various suits pending. He concludes with a look at the investing ramifications, pointing out that for insurer UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH  ) and hospital companies HCA Holdings (NYSE: HCA  ) and Community Health (NYSE: CYH  ) , the uncertainty involved could reverse their impressive share-price gains recently.

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Dan Caplinger
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Dan Caplinger has been a contract writer for the Motley Fool since 2006. As the Fool's Director of Investment Planning, Dan oversees much of the personal-finance and investment-planning content published daily on Fool.com. With a background as an estate-planning attorney and independent financial consultant, Dan's articles are based on more than 20 years of experience from all angles of the financial world.

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