In states that opted out of medicaid expansion what are the options for people who fall in the gap between not well off enough to afford $400-$800 a month in health insurance even through Obamacare, and too high income to qualify for medicaid are there any options? Are these people suppose to starve to afford health insurance, because these same people do not qualify for any form of assistance? If they don't buy insurance they are fined. What are they suppose to do?
Peeples, go into www.healthcare.gov. Fill out the information and they'll tell you what you qualify for. If your income is too low, they'll issue you an exemption certificate for 2015. If you qualify for the exemption, you won't be penalized on your taxes. You can also go through the application process over the phone by calling 1-800-318-2596. You may be better off talking to a representative. Gather your 2014 tax return and any current income information you have (last pay stub), monthly expenses, etc. It's worth a shot. I went through the process and received an exemption for this year.
Thanks! Since a few months before finding out I have lupus my ability to work has been going downhill. I'm no longer working and we are paying out about half of what our house payment is per month on insurance. We have to keep it because I need it, but it's killing our budget. Starting to feel a bit helpless. Not sure what to do.
by Susan Reid2 years ago
If you are insured through your employer, the answer is no. If you are an individual or small business owner, please share your thoughts.Did you know there will be online health care insurance marketplaces...
by Peeples3 years ago
Curious as to what people who are against everyone having healthcare think should be done for those who really can't afford healthcare. What are the other options? Continue down the same road we are on now?
by American View3 years ago
So far we have the tax increase on the middle class that was not suppose to happen, major increases in health insurance premiums which was not suppose to happen, no even approach for the fiscal cliff, Obama threatens no...
by screaming4 years ago
The middle class person losing their job and unable to afford the cobra payment? People with existing conditions? People who exceed their lifetime benefit? Ask yourself these questions! How many people, by no fault of...
by Alexander A. Villarasa2 years ago
What does one expect of a piece of legislation that was voted on, and passed both by the Senate and Congress, signed into law by Pres. Obama, and certified by the Supreme Court as being constitutional? High...
by My Esoteric2 years ago
When the Robert's Court, while upholding the most important part of Obamacare, struck down the the penalty to any State not buying into the expanded Medicaid program, they condemned millions of somewhat poor Americans...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.