Profile

Cover photo
Verified name
HealthCare.gov
244,679 followers|6,330,669 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

HealthCare.gov

Shared publicly  - 
 
Don't think you need coverage? Think again. Learn more about the benefits of Health Insurance: http://go.hc.gov/1JA9pG8
7
Dbudlov Johnson's profile photoDaniel Higginbottom's profile photo
15 comments
 
+Dbudlov Johnson There is no fine for going without insurance. There is a tax penalty.

Here's how it works: you fill out your annual income tax return, you answer a question about health insurance, if you didn't have it and you don't qualify for an exemption then you owe the tax office the value of the penalty in addition to your other tax contributions. 

Don't file an income tax return? Then you don't have to pay the tax penalty.

Even if you do file a tax return, there are exemptions. For example if there is no plan on your local exchange costing less than 8% of your income then you are not required to pay the penalty. 

Will the police come after you if you don't pay it? No, but the IRS will remember and take the money from any future tax returns.

In general you won't get in trouble for not paying taxes. Something like 7M Americans fail to pay their taxes every year and the IRS only investigates 100k or so. Even if the IRS does audit you, they rarely press charges.

In conclusion: If you're poor, then you probably don't have to pay the penalty. If you do have to pay, but don't feel like it then go ahead. No one is going to throw you in prison, police will not be involved. The IRS will probably just take the money from you when they get a chance.

The answers to your questions are here: https://www.healthcare.gov/fees-exemptions/fee-for-not-being-covered/
Add a comment...

HealthCare.gov

Shared publicly  - 
 
With #Medicaid & #CHIP children can #Enroll365 and parents may be eligible too! Check for eligibility today. go.cms.gov/1QA0RBO 
10
margaux milchen's profile photoEdward Harris's profile photo
5 comments
 
True, although the ACA had very little impact on Medicaid. Some states expanded Medicaid eligibility, but the ACA legislation deals mainly with persons under age 65 that are not Medicaid-eligible.
Add a comment...

HealthCare.gov

Shared publicly  - 
 
Stay informed about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Sign up today! http://go.hc.gov/1PmvTL5
7
Edward Harris's profile photo
 
Open Enrollment begins November 1st.  It's important to compare all available plans and correctly calculate the subsidy. An experienced broker is a great resource (rates are the same regardless how you enroll).
Add a comment...

HealthCare.gov

Shared publicly  - 
 
Some things can’t be packed up in boxes.

If you’re moving, you can sign up for a new health insurance plan with a “Special Enrollment Period”. Learn more → http://go.hc.gov/1IZgQ9I
13
1
Marvin Hanson's profile photoEdward Harris's profile photokeyan channel's profile photo
3 comments
 
Many other SEP exceptions including reaching age 26 (on parent's plan), divorce, and having a baby (baby only qualifies).
Add a comment...

HealthCare.gov

Shared publicly  - 
 
Stay informed about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Sign up today! http://go.hc.gov/1M0UYeY
5
2
Edward Harris's profile photoMerilyn Feliciano 's profile photoMicah Box's profile photo
 
2016 rates will be released by carriers within 75 days. It's important to shop and compare. An experienced broker is your best resource.
Add a comment...

HealthCare.gov

Shared publicly  - 
 
Learn about why it’s important to know your family medical history: http://go.hc.gov/1I4qYMK
14
2
Edward Harris's profile photoMelanie Rivet's profile photoKaren Piazza's profile photo
 
Indeed it is, especially regarding cardiac issues.
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
244,679 people
M. Williams's profile photo
Scotty Sciacca's profile photo
Delgr L's profile photo
Isidro Rodrigues's profile photo
Ashley Youngblood's profile photo
bruce Baxter's profile photo
Maureen Coyle's profile photo
Alexander Baez's profile photo
City of Sunnyvale's profile photo

HealthCare.gov

Shared publicly  - 
 
If you’re getting ready to head back to college, don’t forget about putting one of the most important things on your college must-have list: health coverage. http://go.hc.gov/1ETujuA 
11
1
Jason Sherry's profile photoEdward Harris's profile photoSkeeter Halford's profile photo
2 comments
 
Typically, student health plans will offer low deductible options. To match them, you may need to view Silver or Gold-tier Marketplace plans.

Often, retaining your existing coverage (through a parent), and electing the University supplementary rider for about $200 per year is very cost-effective.
Add a comment...

HealthCare.gov

Shared publicly  - 
 
Reporting life & income changes to the Marketplace: http://go.hc.gov/1gDgKcH
10
2
Edward Harris's profile photoUyen Crenshaw's profile photoIzzy Novas (NYCiZ)'s profile photo
 
Also...contact your experienced broker for advice regarding the impact on rates and best available plans. However, you do not have to change policies.
Add a comment...

HealthCare.gov

Shared publicly  - 
 
How has your health plan improved your life? If you have a story to share, let us know in the comments!
5
1
Bluestate NE's profile photoEdward Harris's profile photoHealth Market Press's profile photoDonna Morgan's profile photo
4 comments
 
Doctors aren't accepting medicare and chiropractors want cash out of pocket, so no change in my healthcare. thankfully the state pays the mandatory cost for me.
Add a comment...

HealthCare.gov

Shared publicly  - 
 
Easily move to medicare if eligible. Learn when to apply, avoid late penalty & coverage gaps. http://go.hc.gov/1IkHxnK
11
2
Edward Harris's profile photoPaula Thomas's profile photokeyan channel's profile photo
 
Remember that not all states have expanded Medicaid eligibility. And yes...Medicare is different than Medicaid!
Add a comment...

HealthCare.gov

Shared publicly  - 
 
Preventive health care can help you stay healthier throughout your life. Learn more at http://go.hc.gov/1KGITNi
12
1
Edward Harris's profile photoPremier Physical Therapy's profile photo
 
...It's covered at 100%. But make sure your claim is coded correctly.
Add a comment...

HealthCare.gov

Shared publicly  - 
 
You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers. Read these 5 questions to learn more about dental coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace. http://go.hc.gov/1VL12ge
8
1
Tammy Wood's profile photoEdward Harris's profile photoAlicia Miller's profile photo
2 comments
 
NOTE: Of course, private dental plans are also available from many major insurers, such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare, Blue Cross, and others.

Dental "discount" plans are cheap but offer very little coverage.
Add a comment...
People
Have them in circles
244,679 people
M. Williams's profile photo
Scotty Sciacca's profile photo
Delgr L's profile photo
Isidro Rodrigues's profile photo
Ashley Youngblood's profile photo
bruce Baxter's profile photo
Maureen Coyle's profile photo
Alexander Baez's profile photo
City of Sunnyvale's profile photo
Contact Information
Contact info
Phone
1-800-318-2596, TTY: 1-855-889-4325
Story
Tagline
The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs.
Introduction
Learn how the health care law affects you at HealthCare.gov. The official site of the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. With one application, you can see all your options and enroll. Open enrollment closed on February 15, 2015. Learn more about key dates you need to know.

Find answers to your most important questions about health insurance:
This Google+ Page was created as an informational resource for updates from HealthCare.gov. If you're looking for the official source of information about HealthCare.gov, please visit our homepage at HealthCare.gov. Please note that Google+ is not a government website or application; it is not government-owned or government-operated. The HealthCare.gov Google+ page is maintained by CMS. For more information about CMS, please visit our homepage at CMS.gov.

CMS participates in this open forum in order to increase government transparency, enhance information sharing, promote public participation, and encourage collaboration with the agency.

In addition, CMS does not collect, maintain or disseminate information posted here. If you choose to provide information to Google+ through registration or other interaction with the site, such actions are between you and Google. Any information that you provide to register on Google+ is voluntarily contributed and is not maintained by CMS. This information may be available to HealthCare.gov Page Administrators in whole or part, based on a user's privacy settings. CMS does not routinely solicit, collect, or maintain any personally identifiable information from individuals who visit, like, comment, or otherwise engage with the HealthCare.gov Google+ page. Although you may voluntarily contribute to Google+ with the intent to share the information with others on the CMS Google+ Page, to protect your privacy, please do not disclose personally identifiable information about yourself or others.

CMS does not keep separate records or accounting of Google+ users or their interaction with the HealthCare.gov Google+ page. CMS does not store or share this information. User information is retained by Google as long as a user maintains a Google account. See Googles's privacy policy to see how long user information is retained after an account has been deleted. Google+ users can learn more about how their information is used and maintained by Google by visiting Google's data policy located at Google.com/polices/privacy.

More info on our privacy notice and comment policy.