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Obamacare: 10 lesser known facts you should know

Sunday, July 1, 2012


The focus of the Supreme Court’s health care ruling Thursday was focused in large part on the “individual mandate” in the law — a provision that requires nearly all Americans to buy health insurance or face a penalty. But what about the other major parts that will directly affect you?

Here’s a brief look at some of the big items that aren’t getting the attention the individual mandate has:


When 2013 rolls around, those making more than $200,000 a year — or $250,000 for married couples — will pay more into Medicare. The law adds a surtax on wage income and a new tax on investment income.

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