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.

One thing is certain: Obamacare will undoubtedly have far-reaching effects. The Motley Fool's new free report "Everything You Need to Know About Obamacare" goes into more detail on how your health insurance, your taxes, and your portfolio will be affected. Click here to read more.



The article Obamacare: 3 Things You Should Know originally appeared on Fool.com.

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. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. 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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