Question: What will the Affordable Care Act mean to the average American taxpayer?
Answer: For the "vast majority" of Americans, the health care law "won't mean sending more money to the IRS," according to an article by the Associated Press.
Other bullet points from the AP article:
Last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions released an extensive report, For Profit Higher Education, that found that federal taxpayers are investing billions of dollars a year – $32 billion in 2009-10 – in for-profit colleges.
Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid eligibility will be expanded to all U.S. citizens under the age of 65 with incomes less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level beginning in 2014 – unless some states decide to opt out of the expansion. That possibility arose as a result of the Supreme Court ruling on the ACA.
Some governors have already announced their intention to drop out, citing budget concerns but also partly for political reasons. Colorado and many others states will make their decisions after getting cost estimates.