Health Care Reform - Obamacare

Qualifications for Exemption from ACA Mandate

How do I qualify for an exemption from the fee for not having health coverage?
 
Most people must have health coverage or pay a fee (the “individual shared responsibility payment”). You can get an exemption in certain cases.

Application for Hardship Exemption to ACA Mandate

Starting in 2014, every person needs to have health coverage or make a payment on their federal income tax return called the "shared responsibility payment."
 
Some people are exempt from making this payment. This application includes one category of exemption. There are other applications for other categories of exemptions. You may apply for certain other categories of exemptions when you file your federal income tax return.
 
They have updated the documentation and instructions in 2017 and the new version is attached.

The BOLD Republican Plan for Health Care

The BOLD Republican Plan for Health Care

I’m not going to talk about Obama’s SOTU… except to say that I feel like I did the last time he had to get up and try to sell Obamacare to the nation: he doesn’t want to do it; he feels it’s beneath him; it’s four years after Obamacare and he’s perturbed that he still has to be marketing the law in a speech. So his comments lack passion. 

SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HHS, ET AL., v. HOBBY LOBBY STORES, INC., ET AL., CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALTIES CORP., ET AL., v. KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HHS, ET AL.

SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HHS, ET AL., v. HOBBY LOBBY STORES, INC., ET AL., CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALTIES CORP., ET AL., v. KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HHS, ET AL.

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The Obamacare ‘Get Out of Jail Free Card’

The Obamacare ‘Get Out of Jail Free Card’
Hidden 14th Hardship Exemption Opens Door for Citizens to Be Freed from Unwanted Insurance via State Exchanges

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The language of the Affordable Care Act is nothing less than vague, confusing and convoluted. But there is one section of the federal health care law that seems to be a clear way out for citizens who do not want to enroll in Obamacare—a hidden 14th hardship exemption.

Will Your Doctor Refuse the Government EMR?

Will Your Doctor Refuse the Government EMR?

Intrusions sometimes surprise. I was at the doctor’s office recently when into the exam room walked a physician assistant and a young man in a tee shirt pushing a computer on a waist-high rolling stand. This “scribe” was introduced to me, but no one asked me if it was okay for him to stay. As I answered questions he silently typed away, taking down every word.

Obama’s Assault on Charity Payments for Premiums

Obama’s Assault on Charity Payments for Premiums

The sick are getting a reality check. It’s 2014, the first year of full Obamacare implementation and taxation…but Obama is focused on the well and the healthy, not the poor and the sick. An article in Inside Health Insurance Exchanges (HEX) tells the tale, “HHS Warns Hospitals, Providers Not to Cover Patient Premiums.”

Obamacare Language on Subsidies Could Protect Americans from the Law’s Mandates and Penalties

Obamacare Language on Subsidies Could Protect Americans from the Law’s Mandates and Penalties

ST. PAUL, Minn.— Thirty-four states have refused to set up Obamacare state health insurance exchanges, and residents in those states may be exempt from Obamacare with no enforceable mandates or penalties.

Obamacare will be Repealed

Obamacare will be Repealed

Obamacare is down, but it’s not dead. Many concerned Americans think the current travails of the Obamacare exchanges will cause the law to fail on its own. Not so.

Is Obamacare Limiting Access to Best Medicine by Controlling Drug Discounts?

Is Obamacare Limiting Access to Best Medicine by Controlling Drug Discounts?

ST. PAUL, Minn.Twila Brase, patient advocate and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, shared in recentHealth Freedom Minute—her daily radio feature airing on nearly 350 stations nationwide—that Health and Human Services is sending mixed messages about patients having access to the discounted prescriptions they need.