Expat, Meet Obamacare.
Whether the individual mandate to purchase health insurance and the penalties for not purchasing it will depend on whether the expatriate is either:
1) Eligible for the IRS’s foreign earned income exclusion, which means the expatriate must have a tax home (the general area of your main place of business or employment where you happen to be permanently or indefinitely engaged) in a foreign country, as well as be either a legitimate resident in that country, or
2) spend at least 330 days a year outside the United States.
Still not clear? I thought not. Let’s try again.
It’s complicated. Read the whole thing!
Rubio proposes constitutional amendment to invalidate ObamaCare mandate | Fox News.
The proposed amendment, named the “Right to Refuse” amendment, would make it unconstitutional for Congress to enact a law that imposes a tax on citizens who fail to purchase goods or services Congress has deemed mandatory. The idea is that it would apply to the so-called individual mandate, which was interpreted in 2012 as a tax.
The Supreme Court ruled last year that the mandate clause of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which requires individuals to purchase health insurance regardless of their situation, was constitutional under the government’s power to tax the population,
Bottom line, I don’t believe the Nation’s in the mood for an amendment to the Constitution, not to mention it is not a simple process.
Added: Rubio’s Amendment to Kill Obamacare Is a Great Campaign Prop, at Least. I think that about sums it up.