Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Most Popular Question at Healthcare.gov: How to Get Exemption From Lack-of-Coverage Penalty Fee?

    One day away from the launch of the Obamacare marketplaces, the question most on the minds people visiting the Healthcare.gov website is not about coverage, but rather about avoiding the penalty, or tax, for not having health insurance.  As of Monday morning, here is how the website listed its "Most Popular" items:

    As the website explains, the fee (tax) in 2014 is 1% of annual income or $95 per person, whichever is higher. The fee increases each year. By 2016 it increases to 2.5% of income or $695 per person, whichever is higher.

Note: A version of this article first appeared at The Weekly Standard.

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