I’m not insured Will I have to pay a penalty? If you are not insured on Jan. 1, 2014 you may face a penalty. The penalties start off relatively lax in 2014, but by 2016 there will be large increases in penalty fines. 2014 annual penalty: $95/person with up to a family maximum of $285 or 1% of family income (whichever is greater) 2015 annual penalty: $325/person with up to a family maximum of $975 or 2% of family income (whichever is greater) 2016 annual penalty: $695/person with up to a family maximum of $2,085 or 2.5% of family income (whichever is greater) Penalties for children are half the amount for adults. The above numbers are annual penalties, but people will get monthly penalties, too, for the time they are not covered. I’m not insured How will penalties be collected?
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Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: August 2013
The public is most likely to say they trust health care professionals like doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, as well as federal and state health agencies when it comes to information about the law. Young adults, a key target of outreach efforts, are particularly likely to say they trust official sources of information like state and federal agencies. By contrast, the most common places where people say theyve actually heard about the law are from the news media, family and friends. A third of the public now says theyve heard a lot or some about the health insurance marketplace in their state, up from 22 percent in June. Despite saying theyve heard about the law from various sources, confusion remains, with more than four in ten saying the law has been repealed or overturned, or being unsure whether it remains the law of the land. And about half say they dont understand how the law will impact their own families. While negative views on the law continue to outpace positive ones this month, a majority of the public says they disapprove of cutting off funding as a way to stop the laws implementation. The most commonly chosen reason for opposition to defunding the ACA is that using the budget process to stop a law is not the way our government should work, followed by a belief that without funding the law will be crippled and wont work as planned, and feeling that the law will be a good thing for the country. Doctors And Nurses, Federal And State Agencies Are Most Trusted Sources Of Information On ACA As the October 1st opening of the ACAs health insurance marketplaces approaches and outreach efforts ramp up, this months Kaiser Health Tracking Poll seeks to understand where the public is turning for information about the law, and which sources of information they trust most.
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States find new ways to resist health law
Charles Q. Choi A human brain-to-brain interaction experiment lets one mans thoughts control another persons movements. The actions have drawn less attention than congressional efforts to cut off funding for the law, or earlier state decisions to refuse to set up online insurance marketplaces or reject an expansion of Medicaid, which sharply limited the laws reach. But the moves could impede Obamas most significant domestic accomplishment, which, despite having withstood a Supreme Court challenge and a presidential election, still faces doubts about its viability. And they could affect implementation at a crucial time, just as some of the major provisions of the law, also known as Obamacare, are set to go into effect. Under the law, millions of uninsured Americans will be able to shop for health plans and apply for subsidies to buy them, beginning Oct.1.
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