posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 10:41 PM
Originally posted by roblot
Is Obamacare an opt-in health care or do you pay regardless?
Its mandatory to always carry health insurance in some form, forever. If you are too poor to afford an insurance plan off the market, you will
probably qualify for medicaid, due to the medicaid expansion that takes effect on Jan 1, 2014. Or, if you are found to be able to afford insurance on
your own, you will have to either shop for a plan on either a State-made, or Federally-made Exchange, where you can compare plans and whatnot, or in
the current private health insurance market. On Jan 1, 2014, all Americans are required to have health insurance from cradle to the grave. If you are
deemed to be able to afford it, and yet you don't purchase a plan, you will be fined by the IRS.
(I also believe (but dont quote me on this) that the IRS is who will deem whether you can or cant afford it, when you go in and file your taxes every
year. So I would assume you will start having to show proof of medical insurance when filing taxes)
That's the mechanics of Obamacare in a nutshell