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How do health care reform and taxes connect? The Affordable Care Act is single largest change to the tax code in two decades. Find help navigating the complexities of the new health care legislation, Medicare, Medicaid and other medical deductions.

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Esteemed Pioneer
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Registered: ‎02-04-2013

Am I required to have health insurance?

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With the opening of the health care exchanges today we wanted to share some of the common questions we're hearing from clients regarding the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare):

 

Q: I'm confused about who is affected by this new health care law. Am I required to have health insurance? Who else is?

 

A: Beginning in 2014, just about everyone in the entire US will need to have health insurance. This means if you are a citizen or a lawfully present alien, you need to make sure you and your dependents are covered by an insurance plan that meets the minimum essential coverage standards.

 

We'll continue to post additional answers to commonly asked questions on the Health Care board. You can search the board and the entire community for answers to your questions using the search box at the top of the page. Don't see an answer to your question? Post a new message to the Community.

 

Thanks, KevinC

Community Manager