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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