Skip to comments.Most Popular Question at Healthcare.gov: How to Get Exemption From Lack-of-Coverage Penalty Fee?
Posted on 09/30/2013 10:43:53 AM PDT by grundle
One day away from the launch of the Obamacare marketplaces, the question most on the minds people visiting the Healthcare.gov website is not about coverage, but rather about avoiding the penalty, or tax, for not having health insurance. As of Monday morning, here is how the website listed its "Most Popular" items:
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I am really disappointed in our shyster lawyer contingent in this country. Here we have upwards of over a million complainants starting tomorrow who are going to be subject to a TAX/PENALTY because they do not have enough money. Nor are they afforded a waiver of the coverage, participation or penalty this corrupt administration has GIVEN away capriciously!
There is a massive, massive lawsuit here based on equal protection under the law. Even though he is a government official, his actions on this have been personal and a good lawyer would sue his ass too.
Easy. Become a member of the privileged class. Problem solved.
It was sold like it was FREE health care. Well, its not. If you make even a modest income (say $30,000), you'll be paying a premium. You may qualify for “a subsidy” but it won't be 100%; depending on income, it could be 100%, but much more likely a percentage of the premium. SURPRISE!
As much as I fear that once the program is rolled out and enough people lie about their income (no one will be checking!) and get full subsidiaries, they will be hooked - I still want it to go forward.
I think many more people who expected free will have to pay. To someone at $30,000, paying even a couple hundred a month for healthcare will be difficult. This (besides the fact no doctor will see them - will be a hospital insurance policy in practice) may just cause the whole thing to collapse on itself.
Its a close call. Collapsing on itself will kill it once and for all - but, if enough low info voters get hooked; enough might just show up (again) and keep the Dems in the Senate and maybe a Clinton in the White House (God forbid.)
I think the Amish and aboriginal Americans are exempt.
5. Many older individuals will be exempt from the mandate
If you need to buy insurance on your own, youre exempt from the individual mandate if the cost of your coverage is more than 8 percent of your household income. (The percentage is adjusted, over time, using a somewhat complex formula.) This means many older peoplewho pay higher premiums than younger peoplewill be exempt from the mandate altogether.
6. If you dont file a tax return, youre exempt
Youre also exempt if your income is below the poverty line, or if you dont file an IRS tax return. Indeed, if you add up all of these exemptions, MIT economist and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber estimates that 40 percent of people who are uninsured are exempt from the individual mandate.
7. Members of recognized religious sects and American Indians are also exempt
If youre a member of a federally-recognized Indian tribe, congratulations! Youre also exempt from the individual mandate. This is in part because the Indian Health Service offers government-run health care to members of such tribes. Members of a recognized religious sect or division, as specified in Section 1402(g)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, are also exempt. So, you might be asking yourself: which religious sects are exempt?
The Internal Revenue Code exempts an individual from certain taxes if he is a member of a recognized religious sect or division thereof and is an adherent of established tenets or teachings of such sect or division by reason of which he is conscientiously opposed to acceptance of the benefits of any private or public insurance which makes payments in the event of death, disability, old-age, or retirement or makes payments toward the cost of, or provides services for, medical care, including Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Your sect has to have been in continuous existence since December 31, 1950, and the Commissioner of Social Security must agree that your sect has the established tenets or teachings consistent with opposition to medical benefits. While there are some on the Internet who believe that this religious exemption applies to Islam, it doesnt appear that way to me, as Muslims are not exempt from Social Security. Instead, the exemption is meant for groups like the Amish.
So if you really hate the individual mandate, you dont have to burn your Obamacare cardjust join the Amish or an Indian tribe!
Answer: Claim you are an illegal alien, and then get free healthcare.
I don’t see it collapsing on itself - they’ll just raise taxes and cut essential spending (aka military) to fund it. For the children, doncha know?
LCMS Lutherans get an exemption...but only if they attach an orange reflector triangle to the back of their cars.
Millions aren’t going to pay the fine. There is not a force large enough to enforce this BS. The only way is if PEOPLE COMPLY.