- The Supreme Court will rule on the Affordable Care Act this month
- No matter the ruling, most Americans will be affected
- For more on the Affordable Care Act, check back with CNN.com/health
While many changes to Americans' health care outlined in the the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act don't take effect until 2014, a Supreme Court ruling expected this month could stop those changes from coming at all.
The act, often referred to as "Obamacare," is a step toward guaranteeing insurance coverage for all Americans and received enough support to pass in Congress in 2010. However, the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments on several of its core issues in March. The court may rule on the issues by the end of this month.
No matter the ruling, most Americans will be affected. Here are some of the issues being discussed right now: