The pillars of Obama's health care law

US President Barack Obama speaks about the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the subsidies that comprise the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, June 25, 2015The law extending health care coverage to millions of Americans, the Affordable Care Act, is 2,400 pages long, but only a few points have been challenged before the US Supreme Court, including a monumental case decided Thursday. The reforms that became known as “Obamacare” passed Congress in 2010, with many key provisions entering into force on January 1, 2014. To date, it has been used by 16 million people to acquire coverage, with a long-term goal of 30 million insured.

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