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What does the health care ruling mean for you?

Thursday, June 28, 2012 | 5:58 p.m. CDT; updated 6:58 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 28, 2012

COLUMBIA — The Supreme Court on Thursday morning upheld the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010 with a few changes. Although some of the provisions have already gone into effect, most of the law does not go into effect until 2014.

Here are some resources that show what the health care law means to individuals and the timeline for how it will be implemented.

The Washington Post has an interactive tool that allows you to put in personal details and find out how the health care law will impact you.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation provides a timeline of how the act will be implemented through 2018.

The foundation, which is a nonprofit that analyzes health policy, also has an interactive graphic that explains how health care law will work in the U.S. Here is a link to additional information from the foundation.

Presidents as far back as Theodore Roosevelt have made attempts at health care reform. Here's a timeline of those attempts.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains a site that provides resources for managing your health care and explains the impact of the Affordable Care Act.


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