HHS Finalizes ACA Insurance Mandate Exemptions

Law360, Washington (June 27, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that Americans who cannot afford health insurance or aren't eligible for Medicaid will not be fined for violating the Affordable Care Act.

According to the HHS final rule, individuals without an affordable health insurance option, members of specific religious sects, members of federally recognized Indian tribes and those with a short gap in their insurance coverage will not be penalized for failing to comply with the ACA requirement.

The rule also provides an exemption for people...
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