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  • Administration adds hardship exemption to ObamaCare's individual mandate

    03/14/2014 1:55:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/13/2014 | JC Sevcik
    Health and Human service released a seven page bulletin Wednesday announcing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service's decision to extend the transitional policy of the Affordable Care Act by two years, to Oct. 1, 2016. Effectively, this makes the individual mandate -- the requirement that all individuals purchase insurance by the end of March or face a tax penalty -- considered by many to be the backbone of the Affordable Care Act, an option one can opt out of rather than a requirement. The transitional policy allows for hardship exemption from the tax penalty if an individual can’t afford...
  • Schumer: ‘Number 1 Issue in 2014 Is Not Going to Be Obamacare…’

    12/23/2013 3:25:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 23, 2013 - 7:49 AM | Susan Jones
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says President Obama is not undermining the Affordable Care Act by granting a “hardship exemption” to Americans who lost their individual health care policies because of the law. A hardship exemption means they will not be penalized right away for failing to sign up on the new health care exchanges. …