Frequently-asked questions by tag

Obamacare

Can you explain the controversy around the IPAB and why it was repealed?

February 10, 2018 – Q. What is this controversy regarding the IPAB really about? Are politics involved? A. The IPAB never convened and its process was never… Read more

Regardless of where you get your health insurance, you (and the IRS) will get a tax form from your employer, insurance company, or exchange each year showing that you had coverage during the previous year.

Who is keeping track of whether I buy health insurance through the exchanges?

January 31, 2018 – Regardless of where you get your health insurance, you (and the IRS) will get a tax form from your employer, insurance company, or exchange… Read more

If I get an Obamacare subsidy in the exchange, is the subsidy amount considered income?

If I get an Obamacare subsidy in the exchange, is the subsidy amount considered income?

January 16, 2018 – Q. If I get an Obamacare subsidy in the exchange, is the subsidy amount considered income? A. No. The subsidies (both premium assistance… Read more

Will my father’s premiums go up if I get coverage through his plan instead of my university’s plan?

January 3, 2018 – Q. I’m 24 and a graduate student. I can get health coverage through my university, but my father has an excellent plan at work, and he… Read more

My doctor posted a sign saying she ‘doesn’t take Obamacare.’ What should I do?

My doctor posted a sign saying she ‘doesn’t take Obamacare.’ What should I do?

January 3, 2018 – Q. My doctor posted a sign saying she doesn't take Obamacare. What should I do? A. It depends on your relationship with your doctor. If… Read more

My health plan is being terminated on December 31. Does that mean I’m exempt from the ACA’s individual mandate?

My health plan was terminated because it didn’t comply with the ACA. Does that mean I’m exempt from the individual mandate?

December 26, 2017 – Q: My health insurance carrier has informed me that my policy is being terminated on December 31. I’ve heard that I’m therefore exempt… Read more

I’m self-employed and am hiring employees. Under Obamacare, am I obligated to provide health insurance for them?

I’m self-employed and am hiring employees. Under Obamacare, am I obligated to provide health insurance for them?

October 16, 2017 – Q. I'm self-employed and am hiring some employees. Under Obamacare, am I obligated to provide health insurance for them? A. No, unless… Read more

I work part-time. Am I eligible for a premium subsidy to help me buy insurance?

I work part-time. Am I eligible for a premium subsidy to help me buy insurance?

October 6, 2017 – Q: I work part-time. Will I be eligible for a premium subsidy to help me buy insurance? A: Your eligibility for a premium subsidy isn't… Read more

What are some signs that you are being drawn into a health insurance scam?

October 1, 2017 – Q: What are some signs that you are being drawn into a health insurance scam? A: Health insurance scams are on the rise as the economy… Read more

Two student shadows on brick questioning health policies about birth control

Do student health policies have to cover birth control without co-pays?

June 8, 2017 – Q. Do student health policies have to cover birth control without co-pays? A. Yes. Policies that began on or after August 1, 2012, are… Read more

Does Obamacare make health coverage less expensive for the self-employed?

Does Obamacare make health coverage less expensive for the self-employed?

December 30, 2016 – Q. Does Obamacare make health insurance for the self-employed less expensive? A. It depends on how much they earn, and whether they were… Read more

Does the Affordable Care Act make it easier to get individual health insurance?

Does the Affordable Care Act make it easier to get individual health insurance?

June 18, 2016 – Q: Does the Affordable Care Act make it easier to get individual health insurance? A: Yes, in several ways, it's easier to get… Read more