Will failing to purchase health insurance be considered a criminal act after 201

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  1. PDXBuys profile image75
    PDXBuysposted 5 years ago

    Will failing to purchase health insurance be considered a criminal act after 2014 under Obamacare?

  2. profile image0
    sheilamyersposted 5 years ago

    My understanding is that after that time if you walk into any health care facility for treatment and don't have health insurance you'll be fined. I guess, in a way, that makes it a criminal act.

  3. CraftytotheCore profile image80
    CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years ago

    I'm not sure.  What I have "heard" is that if a person works for a company and the company employs a certain number of people, they have to offer health insurance.  If the company falls under that certain number or if a person is self-employed, employees can get Medicaid if they are under a certain income.  Otherwise, they have to purchase private health insurance. 

    I personally can't imagine the financial chaos this is going to bring to a lot of people including businesses.

  4. ashtonspen profile image71
    ashtonspenposted 5 years ago

    If you fail to purchase health insurance under Obamacare, you will be subject to the following fines/penalty.
    Year 2014  - $95.00 per adult or 1% of family income (whichever is greater)

    Year 2015  - $325.00 per adult or 2% of family income (whichever is greater)

    Year 2016  - $695.00 per adult or 3% of family income (whichever is greater)

    If you are subject to a penalty, it will be collected through your annual tax return.

    1. CraftytotheCore profile image80
      CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So, in year 2015 for example, a family income of 50,000 (no matter how many people) will be fined $1,000?  Is it the same for businesses?

  5. Wakerra profile image78
    Wakerraposted 5 years ago

    It should be criminal to have it in use!  Honestly, forcing someone to pay for something they may or may not want is a violation of Free Agency, which is a God-given right!


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