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Dems stop bill seeking oversight of Colorado health exchange bonuses

Connect for Health Colorado has a friend with Democrats – Dems stop bill seeking oversight of Colorado health exchange bonuses – The Denver Post. The state House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee on Thursday killed a Senate bill that would … Continue reading

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Playing the Obamcare game to your advantage

Tempting – Five Easy Ways To Game Obamacare. Buy None, Get Three Free (months that is) Understate Your Income Are You Sure You Use Tobacco? Buy it. Change it. Use it. Drop it. Pay The Tax for Being Uninsured The … Continue reading

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Subsidy Verification in the ACA: Complexity Creating Taxpayer Risk

Subsidy Verification in the ACA: Complexity Creating Taxpayer Risk | Testimony | American Action Forum. Great article by the American Action Forum exploring the complexity of the Obamacare subsidy.  The following subjects are examined: Complications of the Subsidy Eligibility Provisions … Continue reading

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Flowchart: Obamacare Subsidy Verification Minefield

Obamacare subsidies, a Rube Goldberg machine – ACA Subsidy Verification Minefield | Infographics | American Action Forum.    

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Treasurey makes $3 billion in Obamacare payments without authorization.

Do first, ask forgiveness later – Treasury won’t explain decision to make $3 billion in Obamacare payments | WashingtonExaminer.com. What’s tricky is that Congress never authorized any money to make such payments to insurers in its annual appropriations, but the … Continue reading

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IRS: Obamacare Penalty Exemptions

Individual Shared Responsibility Provision – Exemptions: Claiming or Reporting. There are a myriad of ways to avoid the Obamacare penalty. No better place to go but the enforcer, the IRS. Coverage considered unaffordable Short coverage gap Income below the return … Continue reading

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Will Only Suckers Pay The ObamaCare Tax Penalty?

Be careful out there… Will Only Suckers Pay The ObamaCare Tax Penalty? – Investors.com. The SRP (Shared Responsibility Payment – Ed) is a clumsy euphemism for the ObamaCare individual mandate tax penalty, which is $95 or 1% of household income, whichever is … Continue reading

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Obamacare subsidy clawbacks commonplace

H&R Block analysis: Most ObamaCare customers paying back portion of subsidies | Fox News. Too much subsidy: An analysis by tax-preparer H&R Block found that to date, 52 percent of those who enrolled in Affordable Care Act coverage are paying … Continue reading

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Treating Medicaid patients is charity work.

Treating Medicaid patients is charity work. This bill proves it.. The enthusiasm for expanding Medicaid coverage to the previously uninsured seems misplaced. Improved “access” to the health care system via Medicaid programs surely cannot result in lasting coverage. In-network physicians … Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about MAGI

MAGI is Modified Adjusted Gross Income. MAGI is important because it is the income that is used to determine subsidy eligibility. I have a one page document courtesy of UC Berkeley Labor Center that is a great starting point and … Continue reading

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Avoid the health exchange if you’re NOT subsidy eligible… Here’s why

Video: ObamaCare exchange not allowing addition of newborns to policies « Hot Air. Let’s just say it’s one giant PITA. Actually, no it wouldn’t be “more affordable” for families already paying for family coverage, which would likely be most of … Continue reading

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CMS Announces Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season

Press release: CMS Announces Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject … Continue reading

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Healthcare.gov sends out 800K incorrect 1095 forms

Amateur hour (day/year) – HHS extends Obamacare enrollment, says 800K filers got bad subsidy info. The Obama administration says it sent about 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers the wrong tax information, and officials are asking those consumers to delay filing their 2014 taxes. … Continue reading

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Obamacare Penalties lead to possible open enrollment

Democrats Beg Obama to Bend Obamacare Rules to Avoid Tax Penalties for Millions – Breitbart. Reps. Sander Levin (D-MI), Jim McDermott (D-WA), and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) have strongly requested a special sign-up for the uninsured who will all be hit … Continue reading

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Only 3 Shopping Day Left!

Times running out to sign up for Obamacare – Yahoo Finance. What happens if you miss the health insurance deadline? If you’re not eligible for Medicaid or don’t qualify for an exception and you miss the health insurance deadline, you … Continue reading

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