U.S. Taxpayers are frequently being given erroneous or completely untrue information regarding the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), and taxes.
As of March 31, 2014, taxpayers who lived in States with expanded Medicaid were required to have insurance, or register for Health Care.
It is sad and unfortunate that in many of the States, even where Medicaid was expanded, there are daily untruths, and propaganda being aired on News Stations, and Newspapers. Most of this is being paid for by Teabagger GOP, and propagated by Republicans who continue to act as if they lie long enough, it will become everyone's truth.
Come tax time, 2015 - when the filing for 2014 tax returns, the individuals and families who are going to get a rude awakening, will not have their GOP representatives to pay their fines for not complying with the law. It is my personal opinion (not shared by my employer or any other party in my area), that those who continue to lie, who are causing Americans to pass up benefits that they are entitled to, should be sued in a very large way. It is criminal enterprise, to brainwash people to give up those things that are in their best interest.
Individual Shared Responsibility - Overview - IRS - YouTube
For those who are wanting to get to the fact of the matter, the IRS has several links to help taxpayers sort it out. There is a whole page dedicated to the ACA (ObamaCare) Tax Rules and Instructions at http://www.irs.gov/uac/Affordable-Care-Act-Tax-Provisions-Home another shorter resource is the IRS-pdf p5093 http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p5093.pdf.
Some Good News for those who may have missed Open Enrollment due to any number of reasons, if you have had a "Change of Life" Experience, ie; Lost a Job, Got Married, Widowed, Increase or decrease in income, you will be allowed to Enroll in the ACA plan(s) available in your State. [If that State expanded Medicaid]. Here is the link to the Health Insurance Market Place: https://www.healthcare.gov/
The thing I will never understand about the TeaBagger movement is how billionaires convinced basically poverty ridden populations to be activists for them??????? This is what I consider shooting off your nose to spite your face. It doesn't make sense, and it is a no win situation.
Please enroll for Healthcare if you have not, and you are able to enroll due to changes in circumstances. Don't get your tax information from the News Media. Go to the I.R.S. website or an Enrolled Agent or higher for real tax advice.