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If I decide to gamble and go without insurance, isn’t that my business?

May 12, 2020 – Q: If I decide to gamble and go without insurance, isn’t that my business? A: No, because if you wind up being the uninsured heart… Read more

I can’t enroll in my employer-sponsored plan until July. Do I have to pay a penalty for the first half of the year?

I can’t enroll in my employer-sponsored plan until July. Do I have to pay a penalty for the first half of the year?

January 10, 2018 – Q. I've been uninsured for the last few years. My company offers health insurance, but I didn't enroll during the open enrollment period… Read more

If I don’t buy health insurance now, but decide to buy it later on, can I?

March 30, 2016 – Q: If I don’t buy health insurance in 2014, but decide to buy it at a later point, can I? A: Yes, the health reform law is not designed… Read more