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Obama prepares Affordable Care Act mandate for 2014 rollout

President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, his signature health-care law, into law in 2010. Republicans quickly vowed to overturn it, but their hopes were dashed—first by the Supreme Court ruling that it was constitutional, and then by last year’s election results. On Wednesday, the Health and Human Services Department and the Internal Revenue Service took steps toward implementing the individual mandate in the health-care legislation.