The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act. The Court has ruled that the U.S. government has the authority to require individuals to participate in the act because that participation can be considered a tax.
Other parts of the law are still being analyzed. For example, the Court appears to have struck down the portion of the law expanding the Medicaid program at the federal level, but has noted that the expansion may continue so long states request the Medicaid funds.
To find out what this might mean for security professionals, particularly those in the contract security officer industry, read this recent article, "How the Affordable Care Act Could Affect Contract Security," by Ralph Brislin, CPP.