Another Obamacare exemption revealed

June 29, 2013

By Katy Grimes


In February, the Treasury Department’s summary was released announcing who won’t have to pay a fine if they refuse to buy federal Obamacare insurance.

This week they added some exemptions.  We are up to 9 now.

“The Obama administration on Wednesday broadened an exemption for American Indians from the new health care law’s requirement that virtually every U.S. resident has health insurance starting next year,” the Washington Post reported.

Who will really pay?

I’ve written extensively about Obamacare and the many exemptions.

It is important to note that the Congressional Budget Office projects only 2 percent of Americans will actually pay the “mandatory” fine for non-participation.

According to the IRS, “Certain individuals who are not required to file an income tax return but who technically fall outside the statutory exemption for those with household income below the filing threshold.”

“HHS regulations also provide that the hardship exemption will be available on a case-by-case basis for individuals who face other unexpected personal or financial circumstances that prevent them from obtaining coverage.”

“The shared responsibility payment (IRS penalty) should not apply to any taxpayer for whom coverage is unaffordable, who has other good cause for going without coverage, or who goes without coverage for only a short time.”

IRS allowable exemptions

The proposed regulations also catalog the statute’s nine categories of individuals who are exempt from the shared responsibility payment:

* Individuals who cannot afford coverage;

* Taxpayers with income below the federal filing threshold;

* Hardship;

* Individuals who experience short coverage gaps;

* Religious conscience;

* Members of a health-care sharing ministry;

* Incarcerated individuals; and

* Individuals who are not lawfully present.

and now…

* Native American Indians.

These exemptions leave only the working middle class, and those who pay income tax to pick up the tab.

Who doesn’t pay?

The half of Americans who do not pay federal income taxes will not be required to pay the “mandatory” IRS fine if they do not buy government health insurance.

Illegal aliens will not be fined.

And just in case anyone else was missed in the exemption list, the last paragraph was added to cover any other vulnerable group:

“The HHS regulations also provide that the hardship exemption will be available on a case-by-case basis for individuals who face other unexpected personal or financial circumstances that prevent them from obtaining coverage.”


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  1. us citizen
    us citizen 29 June, 2013, 11:44

    I fall under another category not brought up yet……….the group that thinks BO care sucks

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  2. Naresh Krishnamoorti
    Naresh Krishnamoorti 29 June, 2013, 16:43

    Eventually, every Democrat constituency will be exempted from Obamacare, and it will then be revealed for what it was always intended to be: a way of penalizing and taxing Republican constituents.

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  3. Queeg
    Queeg 30 June, 2013, 08:25

    There is no escape for CWD malcontents and pikers….you will be shaken upside down and proctology may be ordered….if resistance of any kind……yeah…means tested….cause ya mean spirited.

    Your only hope…..philosophical incapacity!

    Reply this comment
  4. Hondo
    Hondo 30 June, 2013, 12:04

    Those not exempted:
    The Koch bros
    The tea party
    Sarah Palin
    And me, Hondo….

    Reply this comment
  5. Queeg
    Queeg 30 June, 2013, 20:46

    Fill out your IRS form….be submissive…….submit….bend ya knee….be placid and obliging Hondo…..your rebel life is over…the DATABASE doing ya in.

    Reply this comment
  6. doug
    doug 2 July, 2013, 13:09

    and those here illegally win again.

    sure makes me feel good to help all these folks and working on all those shovel ready jobs.

    Reply this comment

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