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Many See I.R.S. Fines as More Affordable Than Insurance

January 2, 2016  /  Individual Purchase Mandate, Public Health

Two years after the Affordable Care Act began requiring most Americans to have health insurance, 10.5 million who are eligible to buy coverage through the law’s new insurance exchanges were still uninsured this fall, according to the Obama administration.

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Affordable Care Act’s Tax Effects Now Loom for Filers

December 25, 2014  /  Individual Purchase Mandate, Public Health

If you decided to skip health insurance this year, consider this: Unless you can prove you have a valid excuse, you will be liable for a penalty during the coming tax season — and the time to start making your case is now.

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Survey Finds 1 In 5 Uninsured Don’t Want Coverage

July 29, 2014  /  Individual Purchase Mandate, Public Health

Though millions of people gained health coverage this year as a result of the Affordable Care Act, millions more remain unaware of their options or have no interest in getting insured, a new survey has found.

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IRS: Wealthy facing max fine of nearly $2,500 for not having insurance

July 24, 2014  /  Individual Purchase Mandate, Public Health

The IRS said Thursday that the maximum penalty individuals could face for failing to obtain health insurance this year will be $2,448, while families with five or more members could face fines up to $12,240.

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Four Million to Face Penalties for Lacking Health Coverage, CBO Says

June 9, 2014  /  Individual Purchase Mandate

Four million people of the nation’s 30 million uninsured will pay penalties in 2016 for lacking health coverage, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates.

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U.S. Announces Further Exemptions for Insurance Enrollment Deadline

March 26, 2014  /  Individual Purchase Mandate, Public Health

The Obama administration on Wednesday expanded the list of people who could sign up for health insurance after the deadline, announcing “special enrollment periods” for legal immigrants, victims of domestic violence and tens of thousands of people who experienced various problems trying to complete their applications for coverage.

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No Plan to Extend Health Care Enrollment Deadline or Delay Mandate

March 12, 2014  /  Individual Purchase Mandate, Public Health

Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said Wednesday that the Obama administration would not extend the deadline for people to sign up for health insurance or delay the requirement for most Americans to have coverage.

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Analysis: Individual mandate penalty will usually exceed $95 minimum

March 7, 2014  /  Individual Purchase Mandate, Public Health

The penalty associated with the individual mandate will almost always exceed the $95 minimum that is frequently cited as the cost of failing to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new analysis.

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Poll: One in Four Americans To Choose Fine Over Obamacare

December 5, 2013  /  Individual Purchase Mandate

A Gallup poll says 28 percent of the uninsured plan to pay a fine instead of enrolling in Obamacare.

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Most Americans Know Obamacare Means They Must Have Health Insurance, Poll Shows

November 23, 2013  /  Individual Purchase Mandate

Most Americans are aware of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that they have some form of health insurance beginning in 2014, but many don’t know there are exceptions, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.

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