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U.S. Relaxes Health Law Income, Insurance Status Rule for Exchanges......

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Days after delaying health insurance requirements for employers, the Obama administration has decided to roll back requirements for new state online insurance marketplaces to verify the income and health coverage status of people who apply for subsidized coverage.



President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law is slated to begin offering health coverage through state marketplaces, or exchanges, beginning October 1. But to receive tax subsidies to help buy insurance, enrollees must have incomes ranging from 100 percent to 400 percent of the federal poverty line and not have access to affordable insurance through an employer.

Until now, the administration had proposed that exchanges verify whether new applicants receive employer-sponsored insurance benefits through random checks. It also sought to require marketplaces to verify each enrollee's income status.

But final regulations released quietly on Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) give 16 states and the District of Columbia, which are setting up their own exchanges, until 2015 to begin random sampling of enrollees' employer-insurance status. The rules also allow only random - rather than comprehensive - checks on income eligibility in 2014.

The changes, which point to new technical and bureaucratic challenges at the state and federal levels, raise new questions about the how successfully Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be implemented. The law is scheduled to go into effect on January 1. But the administration's latest move acknowledges that exchanges need extra time to get their verification systems in place.

The regulations, contained in a 606-page HHS rule, allowed state-run exchanges to accept an enrollee's "attestation regarding enrollment in an eligible employer-sponsored plan." Marketplaces to be operated by the federal government in 34 states will still make random checks to verify applicant insurance status in 2014, it said.....snip~

U.S. relaxes health law income, insurance status rule for exchanges

Well.....According to Team Obama it an attestation and will be temp for projection on annual household income.
 

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I just couldn't imagine any one taking advantage of this and possibly abusing the system....:roll:

Why don't they just come clean and say they will give it away for virtually nothing at face, and nail everybody to the wall on it in taxes? This BS two-step dances is more annoying than having them admit the truth to their plans.
 

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Days after delaying health insurance requirements for employers, the Obama administration has decided to roll back requirements for new state online insurance marketplaces to verify the income and health coverage status of people who apply for subsidized coverage.



President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law is slated to begin offering health coverage through state marketplaces, or exchanges, beginning October 1. But to receive tax subsidies to help buy insurance, enrollees must have incomes ranging from 100 percent to 400 percent of the federal poverty line and not have access to affordable insurance through an employer.

Until now, the administration had proposed that exchanges verify whether new applicants receive employer-sponsored insurance benefits through random checks. It also sought to require marketplaces to verify each enrollee's income status.

But final regulations released quietly on Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) give 16 states and the District of Columbia, which are setting up their own exchanges, until 2015 to begin random sampling of enrollees' employer-insurance status. The rules also allow only random - rather than comprehensive - checks on income eligibility in 2014.

The changes, which point to new technical and bureaucratic challenges at the state and federal levels, raise new questions about the how successfully Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be implemented. The law is scheduled to go into effect on January 1. But the administration's latest move acknowledges that exchanges need extra time to get their verification systems in place.

The regulations, contained in a 606-page HHS rule, allowed state-run exchanges to accept an enrollee's "attestation regarding enrollment in an eligible employer-sponsored plan." Marketplaces to be operated by the federal government in 34 states will still make random checks to verify applicant insurance status in 2014, it said.....snip~

U.S. relaxes health law income, insurance status rule for exchanges

Well.....According to Team Obama it an attestation and will be temp for projection on annual household income.
Bubbles anyone??

Reminds me of the housing crisis-yeah I make 100k working from home,great sign here!!:lol:
 

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I just couldn't imagine any one taking advantage of this and possibly abusing the system....:roll:

Why don't they just come clean and say they will give it away for virtually nothing at face, and nail everybody to the wall on it in taxes? This BS two-step dances is more annoying than having them admit the truth to their plans.
Heya GG.
How do you like that terminology used by Team Obama.....Attestation. :lol:

Another admissions of how their projections were no wheres close to whats real.
 

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Bubbles anyone??

Reminds me of the housing crisis-yeah I make 100k working from home,great sign here!!:lol:
Heya Penn.
Exactly......sounds familiar on the Household Projections. Don't ya just luv the excuses now. New points to technical and bureaucratic challenges. ;)

Meaning they couldn't even read thru their own red tape. :lol:
 

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Days after delaying health insurance requirements for employers, the Obama administration has decided to roll back requirements for new state online insurance marketplaces to verify the income and health coverage status of people who apply for subsidized coverage.



President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law is slated to begin offering health coverage through state marketplaces, or exchanges, beginning October 1. But to receive tax subsidies to help buy insurance, enrollees must have incomes ranging from 100 percent to 400 percent of the federal poverty line and not have access to affordable insurance through an employer.

Until now, the administration had proposed that exchanges verify whether new applicants receive employer-sponsored insurance benefits through random checks. It also sought to require marketplaces to verify each enrollee's income status.

But final regulations released quietly on Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) give 16 states and the District of Columbia, which are setting up their own exchanges, until 2015 to begin random sampling of enrollees' employer-insurance status. The rules also allow only random - rather than comprehensive - checks on income eligibility in 2014.

The changes, which point to new technical and bureaucratic challenges at the state and federal levels, raise new questions about the how successfully Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be implemented. The law is scheduled to go into effect on January 1. But the administration's latest move acknowledges that exchanges need extra time to get their verification systems in place.

The regulations, contained in a 606-page HHS rule, allowed state-run exchanges to accept an enrollee's "attestation regarding enrollment in an eligible employer-sponsored plan." Marketplaces to be operated by the federal government in 34 states will still make random checks to verify applicant insurance status in 2014, it said.....snip~

U.S. relaxes health law income, insurance status rule for exchanges

Well.....According to Team Obama it an attestation and will be temp for projection on annual household income.
We have some many abuses to eligibility requirements for various subsidies and entitlements, it's hard to understand why we'd build one in at the start of a program. Hard to understand, but typical of those wanting to get as many people on nanny state help as possible.
 

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Heya GG.
How do you like that terminology used by Team Obama.....Attestation. :lol:

Another admissions of how their projections were no wheres close to whats real.
But I PROMISE it's the truth.... oh, FFS, really? :roll:
 

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We have some many abuses to eligibility requirements for various subsidies and entitlements, it's hard to understand why we'd build one in at the start of a program. Hard to understand, but typical of those wanting to get as many people on nanny state help as possible.
Heya Maggie.
Well.....only 100 to 400 percent of the Federal Poverty line. ;)
 

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By that basis, exactly who won't qualify for 'subsidies'?


2012 HHS Poverty Guidelines
Thanks GG.....my, my, my, look at where Obama will get to make some decision to pull that extra cash. Quite interesting for US territories.....huh? Quite a bit of Bureaucratic red tape already by the Fed even before the arrival of Obama. But then Looks who will get to make those distinctions. ;)


The poverty guidelines are not defined for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau. In cases in which a Federal program using the poverty guidelines serves any of those jurisdictions, the Federal office which administers the program is responsible for deciding whether to use the contiguous-states-and-D.C. guidelines for those jurisdictions or to follow some other procedure.

The poverty guidelines apply to both aged and non-aged units. The guidelines have never had an aged/non-aged distinction; only the Census Bureau (statistical) poverty thresholds have separate figures for aged and non-aged one-person and two-person units.

Programs using the guidelines (or percentage multiples of the guidelines — for instance, 125 percent or 185 percent of the guidelines) in determining eligibility include Head Start, the Food Stamp Program, the National School Lunch Program, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Note that in general, cash public assistance programs (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Supplemental Security Income) do NOT use the poverty guidelines in determining eligibility. The Earned Income Tax Credit program also does NOT use the poverty guidelines to determine eligibility. For a more detailed list of programs that do and don’t use the guidelines, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

The poverty guidelines (unlike the poverty thresholds) are designated by the year in which they are issued. For instance, the guidelines issued in January 2012 are designated the 2012 poverty guidelines. However, the 2012 HHS poverty guidelines only reflect price changes through calendar year 2011; accordingly, they are approximately equal to the Census Bureau poverty thresholds for calendar year 2011. (The 2011 thresholds are expected to be issued in final form in September 2012; a preliminary version of the 2011 thresholds is now available from the Census Bureau.)

The poverty guidelines may be formally referenced as “the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 9902(2).” .....snip~
 
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