posted on Jul, 5 2013 @ 11:53 PM
reply to post by grandmakdw
To answer your question, and provide some additional insight...
1. The government or even a private company operating on behalf of a medical provider(s) can always take money from your bank account, or any other
places where you have liquid assets, if you don't pay your medical bills. This has nothing to do with ObamaCare. It's simply the law of the land.
However, if you attempt to make "good faith" payments, no legal action can be taken against you. The amount of these "good faith" payments varies
from state-to-state, but $25 per month is usually the most common amount that people pay in order to keep collectors away from their telephone, mail
box, front door, etc..
2. If a person does not have an ObamaCare certified plan, or coverage, effective 1/1/2014. He/she will have to pay 1% of their 2014 income to the
IRS at the end of the year. If you do not pay it, the IRS will withhold that amount from your tax refund. If you have no refund, the IRS will send
you threatening letters. However, the "Penalty-Tax" as it's known, will not collected forcibly. At least that's what the IRS is vowing for 2014.
They haven't said anything about 2015, 2016, etc.. But, since the Penalty-Tax increases to 2% of your Gross Income in 2015, I would have a hard
time believing that the IRS will not begin going after people. After all, 2% of $50,000 income is $1,000. As expensive as ObamaCare is going to be,
$1,000 is a nice chunk when multiplied over a few million people who don't have "Qualified" health insurance. The government will need every penny
it can get its hands on!