Why the March 31 Obamacare Deadline Matters

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  • Other Exemptions
  • Substandard Care Plans Are Extended
  • Medicaid and Medicare Are Exempt
  • When Medicaid Expansion Is Denied
  • What Happens If I Don’t Enroll?
  • Time Is Running Out for Obamacare
  • Why Health Care Matters to Us
  • If You Have Insurance Already, Don’t Worry
  • If You Haven’t Enrolled Yet
  • After March 31, You Get No Subsidies

What Happens If I Don’t Enroll?

The penalty right now isn’t expensive: It’s $95 per person, up to a family maximum of $285, or 1 percent of family income, whichever is the most. But by 2016, that number goes way up to $695 per person and the family max could be $2,085. The penalty will be charged to you when you file your taxes with the IRS in 2014. 

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