If Your Insurance Was Cancelled, You Can be Exempt From the Mandate

Provided it’s a hardship.

The Obama administration is throwing another Band-Aid at the millions of people wounded by the Affordable Care Act when they were booted from their existing health coverage. The latest change, quietly announced last week, allows many of them to skirt the law’s “individual mandate” through 2016. The change was included in last week’s announcement that the government would let people keep otherwise out-of-compliance health plans for another two years. Buried in the official memo was a line giving people whose policies were canceled a “hardship exemption” through October 2016 (3/12). (Fox News)

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  1. Iowa says:

    “The Obama administration is throwing another Band-Aid at the millions of people wounded by the Affordable Care Act when they were booted from their existing health coverage.”
    I got a little confused about this. Does it indicate that people may get compensated from the one who hurts them.

  2. Studebaker says:

    If Your Insurance Was Cancelled, You Can be Exempt From the Mandate

    “Well, isn’t that SPE-CIAL?!”, “How con-VEEN-ient!”,

  3. Jane says:

    “The extension is another tweak to a law that’s already been tweaked dozens of times since its passage.”

    Isn’t that kind of a good thing? If something isn’t working, we should tweak it.