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Taking Stock

with Nathan Brinkman

April 2013

Health care reform: Looking back and ahead

04/22/13

Health care reform: Looking back and ahead

Three years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. While several substantial provisions don’t take effect until 2014, many of the act’s requirements already have been implemented.

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Quarterly market review: January-March 2013

04/08/13

Quarterly market review: January-March 2013

If domestic equities hit the snooze button for the rest of 2013, they would still have had a pretty good record for the year. The Dow hit an all-time closing high in March, finally erasing all of its losses since October 2007, and the broader S&P 500 finally squeaked out its own new record close – by four points – on the last trading day of the quarter.

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Understanding the new Medicare tax on unearned income

04/01/13

Understanding the new Medicare tax on unearned income

The Affordable Care Act includes a new 3.8% Medicare tax on the unearned income of certain high-income individuals. The new tax, known as the unearned income Medicare contribution tax, or the net investment income tax (NIIT), took effect on Jan. 1, 2013.

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