1. Who will and who won’t pay the assessment?

    The Portland Press Herald reports that the annual fee for not having health insurance will be around $95, which young people, more than any other demographic, are expected to pay.

    Less than 3 percent of all American households will have to pay the individual tax for failing to get health insurance, according to Citizens for Tax Justice estimates. 

    Sally Pipes, an adversary of Obamacare at the Pacific Research Institute, concluded from a July 10 study that businesses whose employers opt out of insurance will be penalized about $2,000 per employee, backing up her conclusions with a 2012 Congressional Budget Office report.

    usagov:

    I wanted to ask about the Health care. When is it taking place that everyone has to have ins.

    Asked by Lee Ann on Facebook.

    On January 1, 2014, you must be enrolled in a health insurance plan that meets basic minimum standards. If you aren’t, you may be required to pay an assessment…

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