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 Reid 4 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 (exchanges) in every state?Is your state running its own exchange ... ...or is it...
by screaming 6 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 their own, will not be able to get the necessary care they need? Will forego...
by Peeples 5 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 Eric Seidel 18 months ago
Can anyone explain the Affordable Care Act to me?I was honestly going to make a Hub about this, asking this very question, and I had written 800 something words on the subject. Ok actually it's more like a mild rant, but I think this would be better as a Hubpages question rather than a Hub that no...
by American View 5 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 spending cuts just wants to raise the debt ceiling, wants an unlimited debt...
by Jack Lee 14 months ago
Here are the 7 -"Arizona's John McCain, Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, Ohio's Rob Portman, Tennessee's Lamar Alexander, West Virginia's Shelley Moore Capito, Nevada's Dean Heller, and Maine's Susan Collins were the dissenting GOP Senators on the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act (ORRA) Wednesday....
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