Insurance news of fines isn’t great for the wealthy

Health Insurance news tax penalty

Americans in higher tax brackets could find themselves paying a penalty almost $2,500 for being uninsured. The IRS has released an insurance news statement that indicated that the penalty that will be paid by individuals who have failed to comply with the individual mandate of the heath care reform and who have not purchased coverage will be up to $2,448. At the same time, there could be a fine of up to $12,240 for uninsured families with five or more members. The same penalty will not apply to everyone. It…

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Summary: Health reform and government shutdown

Health Care Reform

Government shutdown and its impact on health insurance and reform For the first time in 17 years, the U.S. federal government has been shut down. This comes as federal lawmakers failed to reach a compromise on the controversial Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare. Opponents of the Affordable Care Act have sought to pull funds from the law, prohibiting its implementation. Lawmakers have also sought to delay the enactment of the law for a whole year, hoping to see health care reform take effect in 2015 rather than 2014. Supporters…

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Affordable Care Act could bring financial trouble to 6 million

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Report suggests Affordable Care Act provisions may create some financial stress for consumers Analysts from the Congressional Budget Office have released a new report concerning the effects that the Affordable Care Act will have on U.S. citizens. The health care law has been the subject of controversy for the past two years due to provisions that some states consider to be unconstitutional. Though the health care law has been challenged and upheld, those opposing the law are still looking for alternatives, claiming that the law will bring with it profound…

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