I see that some businesses have been granted “exemptions” from the ACA. Permanent? Temporary? Why did they get them in the first place? How can I get one?
Some businesses have been granted exemptions from certain parts of the heathcare law because of the corporation being put in a religious jeopardy towards its own beliefs. Hobby Lobby and Dominoes Pizza are two that come to mind. Hobby Lobby has not gotten an exemption and is being penalized $1Million per day since January 1…Read More
What happens to me if I don’t participate and buy the mandated insurance coverage?
You will be penalized by the IRS when you file your taxes. It will be subject to a percentage of your income. It is written that in the first year it may be a low as $95. But this will be phased out very quickly over the next several years and a larger percentage will…Read More
What does “mandated” mean?
Mandated means: “have to”. Mandated means: “SCOTUS ruled as law of the land. Mandated means: “obligation”. Mandated means: “You either purchase insurance or receive the penalty assigned by the IRS” More information about the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care act can be found at: http://housedocs.house.gov/energycommerce/ppacacon.pdf. “The thoughts and opinions expressed in this article…Read More
The HHS recently stated that health insurance premiums will indeed be going up, contrary to the rhetoric of the last 4 years. What if the Fed doesn’t have enough money allocated to subsidize payments for all of the people, like me, that can’t afford it?
There are a few concerns about this. One big factor is the reduction of Medicare for our Senior Citizens. The money was redistributed for the Medicaid Expansion. Also you may read about the “death panels” (IPAB) in Section 3403. The IPAB is specific to the Medicare reduction of services. A group of 15 on the…Read More
The ACA is requiring that a specific list of coverages be included in every policy that is sold. If every policy carries the same, additional coverages, how can the rates possibly go down?
They won’t go down, unless repealed in full and returned to the private sector. It’s a supply and demand event. Read more about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at: http://housedocs.house.gov/energycommerce/ppacacon.pdf. “The thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are not to be taken as legal advice. The ACA changes on a…Read More
Why does my 65 year old grandmother have to purchase maternity coverage?
Your grandmother will be in the Medicare program which does not have this provision. Instead, due to the reduction of Medicare coverage and the discontinuance of Medicare Advantage, your grandmother will most likely have a very reduced type of medical care in every way. Home health costs are reduced, hospital stays and doctors will be…Read More
My employer, with over 1500 employees, is debating whether to offer healthcare insurance to us or drop completely due to the expensive cost it will be for the company who purchases in bulk. I understand they will be paying a $2000 per employee penalty to the IRS due to them declining. It appears that we will be needing to buy our own. Will the insurance premiums still be a pre-tax payment? Are there affordable options for me and my family?
If your employer drops your healthcare insurance coverage and you have to buy your own plan, you would no longer be able to pay your premium with pre-tax dollars. Effective in 2014, if your employer stops offering coverage, you will be able to purchase a plan on the health insurance exchanges in October 2013 in…Read More
Healthy 24 year old male here, again. Will my rates be lower than most others, like they have been traditionally, or will they go up, and if so, why?
These plans stopped in 2010, as per Obamacare. You can only buy these policies if you are under thirty. But it must be a qualified Catastrophic Coverage plan. If you purchase the Bronze Plan it will be the lowest premium of the four that are offered. To find out more about the Patient Protection and…Read More
Can’t I just buy a Catastrophic Coverage policy and save a lot of money?
Catastrophic care is no longer accepted or viewed as being in compliance, unless you are under the age of 30 and then it has to be an approved Catastrophic Care policy. Information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can be found at: http://housedocs.house.gov/energycommerce/ppacacon.pdf. “The thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are…Read More
The ACA that was passed is 2600 pages long. The “regulations” that everyone is talking about makes a stack of paper over 7′ tall. What are “regulations”, who’s writing them, and what kind of power do these people have?
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of HHS, has full control of who is writing, and what they are writing. HHS has complete and unfettered jurisdiction on what and who is writing the regulations. The 2600 page document is only a framework that was written and voted on before anyone was able to read it. A continuance of…Read More