Frequently-asked questions by tag

The financial implications of a decision to go uninsured

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

August 12, 2020 – An individual's decision to "gamble" and go without health insurance can result in uncompensated care – a financial burden on hospitals… 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