Obamacare creeps closer and closer, as the white house hurries to ensure it's ready to start. Here is a guide to recent developments and how Obamacare can affect you. Check out these articles for a review and to see what's coming up.

When will this start?
Charles Dharapak, Associated Press

Its place assured alongside Medicare and Medicaid, President Barack Obama's health care law is now in a sprint to the finish line, with just 11 months to go before millions of uninsured people can start signing up for coverage.

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How will this affect taxes?
Associated Press

s a practical matter, the debate over higher taxes is finished. If there's an agreement to avoid the "fiscal cliff," it will almost certainly contain large tax increases mostly or entirely on the wealthy. President Obama defines them as couples with more than $250,000 of income and singles with $200,000 or more. The open questions are which taxes would go up, by how much and with what effect.

Let's try to make sense of the numbers.

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How have some states reacted to it?
Associated Press

don't know about you, but I'm on the edge of my seat, noshing on my cuticles waiting to hear if we are going to retain our membership in the United States.

Are we in or out? Do we need a new Pledge of Allegiance? Will this change our area code?

Just tell me I don't have to go to the DMV for a new license.

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How did Utah legislators feel about the health exchange?
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Republican legislative leaders made their views on whether Utah should get involved in a federal health insurance exchange loud and clear in a letter to Gov. Gary Herbert.

"We hope there is no doubt in his mind we do not want to run this exchange for the feds," House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, told members of the GOP House caucus Wednesday. "We don't want to touch it with a 10-foot pole..."

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How did people feel about it being passed?
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Judi Hilman got up at 4 a.m. Thursday to figure out her response to the then-pending health care reform decision from The U.S. Supreme Court. The director of Utah's Health Policy Project planned for two possibilities: that the mandate requiring most Americans to purchase insurance would be stricken or that the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would fall.

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What many people will Obamacare help?
Charles Tasnadi, Associated Press

If you doubt there's an American welfare state, you should read the new study by demographer Nicholas Eberstadt, whose blizzard of numbers demonstrates otherwise. A welfare state transfers income from some people to other people to improve the recipients' well-being. In 1935, these transfers were less than 3 percent of the economy; now they're almost 20 percent. That's $7,200 a year for every American, calculates Eberstadt. He says that nearly 40 percent of these transfers aim to relieve poverty (through Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment insurance and the like), while most of the rest goes to the elderly (mainly through Social Security and Medicare).

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Who is helped by Obamacare?
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Emily Young thought that with a lumpectomy, she had kicked breast cancer. The surgery was all she could afford at the time and she trusted doctors when they said they "got it all out."

"I just hoped for the best," she said.

Now the cancer is back, and with the pre-exisiting condition, 43-year-old Young doesn't qualify for a health insurance plan. She won't until 2014, when health care reform mandates officially take effect.

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What will this cost me?
T.J. Kirkpatrick, Deseret News

Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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How will this affect businesses?
Charles Dharapak, Associated Press

For all organizations, while much is still unknown as we approach the start dates, the implications of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will be immense. Regardless of political views, there are aspects of the changes entrepreneurs must take into account as they plan their business and employment strategies for 2013 and beyond.

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What help do employers have in dealing with Obamacare changes?
Associated Press

With growing health care costs and further implementation of the Affordable Care Act on its way, employers are forced to come up with creative ways to continue to offer health insurance but also save their bottom line.

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How will this affect doctors?

Are doctors prepared for what could come with the Affordable Care Act? The large wave of patients could create less face-to-face time with doctors and a smaller paycheck for physicians. Dr. Sreedhar Potarazu from Fox News shares other new items that will be on doctors' plate:

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What is Obama hoping it will do?
Seth Wenig, Associated Press

The Supreme Court settled the legal argument over health care Thursday. Now Americans will find out if President Barack Obama's overhaul can work as advertised to provide coverage to millions of uninsured people while also keeping costs in check.

If it works, the United States will move closer to other economically advanced countries that for years have guaranteed health insurance to their citizens. If the plan falters, expect endless political wrangling over the nation's problems with high medical costs, widespread waste and millions of uninsured people.

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Who does this affect?
Alex Brandon, Associated Press

What does the ruling mean to me?

The Supreme Court decision upholding President Barack Obama's health care law affects nearly every American. The law tells almost everyone they must have health coverage and guarantees it will be available to them even if they are already ill or need hugely expensive care. It helps the poor and many middle-class people afford coverage.

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What does the supreme court ruling mean for me?
David Goldman, Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as ACA or Obamacare, with a 5-4 decision. That means that individuals will be required to buy health insurance or face financial penalties. The court struck down part of the expansion of Medicaid.

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What states are planning on creating state-based exchanges?
Associated Press

Under the Obama administration's health care overhaul, states were given until Nov. 16 to choose between creating their own state-based exchanges, partnering with the federal government to run an exchange or doing neither and defaulting to a federally-facilitated exchange. Although the deadline for creating the exchanges was Nov. 16, the administration released a list of "essential health benefits" that must be offered on Nov. 20. On Nov. 15, the deadline for state exchanges decisions was pushed back to Dec.

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