Are there any exemptions?
There is a litany of exemptions to the President’s health care law and you may qualify for one of them. Exemptions are included for those whose household income is less than the filing threshold for federal income taxes and those whose required contribution for coverage exceeds 8% of their household income. There are other possible exemptions for those with certain religious beliefs and individuals in a health care sharing ministry.
For more information on the Affordable Care Act, how it will impact your family’s health care and what options are available to you go to www.healthcare.gov, the Federal exchange website. If you still have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to our offices in Muncie, Shelbyville or Richmond. Or you can email me by visiting my website www.Messer.House.gov.
You can also attend one of our upcoming Affordable Care Act town halls which will take place near the end of February. Specific dates, times and locations will be announced at the beginning of next month. I encourage you to look closely at the costs, coverage and in-network providers in each plan before purchasing health insurance in the individual market place or through the Affordable Care Act exchange.