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Jailtime if you don't have Obama Care?

Postby spere » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:22 am

So I heard that if you don't buy Obama Care or if your job doesn't give you it, you can be fined or be sent to jail. Is that true? That seems a bit insane. Does anyone know if this is true or not? and can give me details?
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Jailtime if you don't have Obama Care?

Postby iain12 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:27 am

1. You cannot buy Obamacare. It is not an insurance policy, it is a set of regulations for health insurance providers.

2. If you do not have your own health insurance, and do not qualify for the expanded Medicaid coverage (probably because your state has refused to accept it), and do not choose to buy some from the exchanges (even though you would be given subsidies to help you purchase it), then you will be fined $95 the first year.

3. No one is going to jail. No agency has the authority to make that happen. The only enforcement or punishment for not paying the fine would be having it garnished from any tax refund you might receive.
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Jailtime if you don't have Obama Care?

Postby uriel40 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:36 am

LOL ! You dont go to prison for tax debt unless you are Bernie Madoff.

If you are not insured and not exempt by January, you will get a tax penalty if you file a tax return and if you dont file a return, you can still be garnished to pay the tax debt, like any other government debt. This whole procedure is meant to induce you to buy insurance and save the federal government money and have more access to health care for yourself. Why are you against that?
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Jailtime if you don't have Obama Care?

Postby darnel62 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:41 am

You are about to be subject to the government telling you what you have to spend your money on. If you don't give it of your own free will (This is America, right) they will take it from your end of the year tax return. If you do not have enough taxation to get a return you will then owe. Thank you Justice Roberts: "it is a tax".
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Jailtime if you don't have Obama Care?

Postby inaki7 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:51 am

You can be fined, yes. The same way you would be fined if you didn't have car insurance.
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