Health Law Waivers: Too Complicated To Claim?

Posted at 3:28 PM, Oct 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-07 15:28:00-04

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the most unpopular provision in President Barack Obama's health care law: Millions of Americans who didn't get health insurance this year now risk fines from the Internal Revenue Service.

It turns out that half or more of them may be eligible for waivers. At least on paper.

But community groups and tax preparation companies say the process for claiming exemptions looks really convoluted.

Two government agencies are involved. Some waivers seem easy, but others require multipart math. And some people will have to mail in supporting receipts and documents.

Complications could add up to more problems for the Affordable Care Act and its supporters.

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10/7/2014 2:37:24 PM (GMT -4:00)