The penalty is more likely to be 1 percent of your income, not $95. That’s for starters.
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California has taken ‘symbolic steps,’ but has not turned information into something useful to consumers.
A ruling for corporations could call laws that govern land use, housing or employment into question.
The uninsured face a tax penalty up to 1% of income, which could exceed $500 if earning $60,000/year.
Lawfully present immigrants are eligible for many Obamacare benefits. Green card not required.
Certainly, the rollout of Obamacare in the state has not been without its challenges, and yet — California has 12 percent of the nation’s population and nearly 25 percent of all sign-ups nationwide. In addition to the more than 800,000 people currently enrolled in California, another 877,000 Californians are likely to be eligible for Medi-Cal. That’s on top of another 652,000 people who transitioned to Medi-Cal from the Low Income Health Program (more on that in a minute). That’s well over 2 million people total.
In the six weeks since a half-million people saw their Covered California health insurance plan take effect, those who have needed care have experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of finding a provider who will accept their insurance
Among those estimated to enroll in the expansion of Medi-Cal, some of those most likely to benefit are among the most stigmatized in health care — transgender patients. Darryl Avery, 48, is one of them. Avery was born female, but identifies as a man. Several years ago, he began his transition. He moved to San Francisco where he sought medical care, stable housing, culinary schooling, and eventually, sex reassignment surgery.
Federal officials reported Monday that 2.2 million people nationwide have selected a plan in the new health insurance marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act. Nearly 500,000 of them are Californians.
The numbers were released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which also reported demographics across age groups, gender and tier of plan chosen.
The deadline to pay your premium for a health insurance plan bought through Covered California, the state’s Obamacare marketplace, has been extended to Jan 15. While insurance went into effect Jan. 1 for those who enrolled, you must pay the first month’s premium by Jan. 15 or you you will not be covered. As that …