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Does anyone know if you will be penalized for not getting health care, if your living outside of the US?

 

I seem to hearing different opinions on this. I know the penalty for not having it, if you are living back there in the US is, $697.00 for adults...Or 2.5% of your income...

 

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Does anyone know if you will be penalized for not getting health care, if your living outside of the US?

 

I seem to hearing different opinions on this. I know the penalty for not having it, if you are living back there in the US is, $697.00 for adults...Or 2.5% of your income...

 

Thanks

 

I've read no. But if you use a US address, it might complicate things.

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If you have Tricare, no problem.  Or if you live outside the US 330 days or more a year.  I believe you're also ok if you reside outside the US regardless of time spent inside.  So being on a 13A and not working or going to school in the US would be ok.

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I have not bothered to check into this for two reasons:  I have medicare A & B, and I don't reside in the US.  However, I do have a legal address where I own property.  I hope that penalty gets overturned in court because it penalizes those with the least ability to afford medical care.  You cannot fix stupid, nor corrupt and greedy politicians and big pharma to whom they owe their souls.

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I've read no. But if you use a US address, it might complicate things.

I use my Sister in Laws Jersey address for our mail and Turbo Tax. When I did my taxes last year and answered all the questions, about residency, Turbo Taxes answer was No as well...My wife seems to be worried about this. I also posted a question on the Turbo Tax forum. Let's see what comes back from that...I really don't see how Obama can penalize us if we are not living there...Who would honor that insurance here in PI...?

I have not bothered to check into this for two reasons:  I have medicare A & B, and I don't reside in the US.  However, I do have a legal address where I own property.  I hope that penalty gets overturned in court because it penalizes those with the least ability to afford medical care.  You cannot fix stupid, nor corrupt and greedy politicians and big pharma to whom they owe their souls.

I'm covered by the VA system Service Connected disability, but my wife is not. I will get her on it, when we do get back there to the US..Yes, and I agree with you on the overturning, to me it hurts the folks who cannot afford it to begin with...! It's an absurd law...!

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! It's an absurd law...!

 

 

Speechless Huh.... :biggrin_01:

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https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i8965.pdf

 

https://www.irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act/Individuals-and-Families/Questions-and-Answers-on-the-Individual-Shared-Responsibility-Provision

 

https://www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/eligibility/

 

https://americansabroad.org/issues/taxation/another-new-tax-form-americans-abroad/

 

If you look in the forum history, there was a discussion about this during the last year or so. I believe it was from a member who was intending to return to the USA for a bit more than the period of time which would have required him to either get insurwnce or pay the penalty.

 

The links are useful as far as providing information.

 

If you're a long term resident here and meet the overseas residency requirements, you should not be required to pay the penalty. I'm not sure about how that affects your spouse as it may depend upon her filing status as well.

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https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i8965.pdf

 

https://www.irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act/Individuals-and-Families/Questions-and-Answers-on-the-Individual-Shared-Responsibility-Provision

 

https://www.healthcare.gov/quick-guide/eligibility/

 

https://americansabroad.org/issues/taxation/another-new-tax-form-americans-abroad/

 

If you look in the forum history, there was a discussion about this during the last year or so. I believe it was from a member who was intending to return to the USA for a bit more than the period of time which would have required him to either get insurwnce or pay the penalty.

 

The links are useful as far as providing information.

 

If you're a long term resident here and meet the overseas residency requirements, you should not be required to pay the penalty. I'm not sure about how that affects your spouse as it may depend upon her filing status as well.

Thanks, looks very helpful. i will look at these links...! I found two of those links earlier, but the first one is really good, as is the last, which states:

 

To be eligible to enroll in health coverage through the Marketplace, you:

  • Must live in the United States
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Or if you live outside the US 330 days or more a year.

 

I guess I'm screwed for last year, this year, and next year, if I go back in November of 2016.


And 2017, while I am thinking about it.

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Americans who are NOT residents of the USA, do NOT have to participate ifyou meet the requirements of being a resident of another country (or if you are outside the USA for 330 days or more per year).   You can find more details below on Exemptions to ACA and how to qualify as a Non-Resident US citizen at:

https://www.healthcare.gov/exemptions/

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Yup, that's our government at work.

 

They created Obamacare to help people who cannot afford insurance.

 

Then fine them heavily because they cannot afford insurance.

 

 

Years ago I owned a bit of property. Across the road was 2.5 acres of swamp.

 

One day the county came by and asked if they could dump some dirt they dug out of a landslide onto this piece of property. I let them.

 

Then along comes DEQ and tells me that was illegal. Guess who had to pay $1000 in fines and pay to remove the county's dirt!

 

The tip of the iceburg.

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there seems to be no escape from the land of the "free and the home of the brave".. even the why I left follows me...

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there seems to be no escape from the land of the "free and the home of the brave".. even the why I left follows me...

Yeah, it's such a frikken burden being an American citizen.

 

It's tough now, but there's hope in 2016!

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