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Obamacare: 3 Things You Should Know

By Dan Caplinger – May 25, 2013 at 8:35AM

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As Obamacare begins to take effect, stay on top of recent developments.

Obamacare is one of the most controversial laws ever passed. But dealing with potential health-care issues in your financial plan is extremely challenging, and with more provisions of the Affordable Care Act slated to take effect soon, you need to understand the impact of health-care reform on your personal finances.

In the following video, Fool contributor and personal-finance expert Dan Caplinger looks at Obamacare from three perspectives: the health-care consumer, the taxpayer, and the investor. Dan explains what Obamacare requires on the insurance front and then goes through the tax increases that have taken effect at the beginning of 2013 that will in part go toward funding it and other government spending. Finally, Dan closes with a look at the winners and losers on the investing front.

Fool contributor Dan Caplinger has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Intuitive Surgical and MAKO Surgical and owns shares of Intuitive Surgical and Medtronic. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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