Since the last elections, the continuing political story has been about the deficit. The more strictly conservative representatives have come to Washington with what they claim is a mandate to slash government spending so that the deficit can be reduced. This is producing an unhelpful form of brinkmanship in which the parties and the President decide whether to compromise or close down the government. It seems the main political players prefer to put their own doctrinaire beliefs ahead of the interests of the electorate since it helps no one if the government does in fact shut down.
While all this posturing has been going on, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has
Question by Bassam Al Ali: Do i have to apply for Obamacare?
Hello im an F-1 Visa International Student. I dont know much about this wjole Affordable Care Act as ive only been here for like 20 days. But as far as i know, all people are forced to have medical insurance and i just cant considering i have no job and my dad sends me 500$ a month. I heard of exemption for people who “are not lawfully in u.s”, do they mean like illegal immigrants because technically im lawfully inside the u.s on my student visa.
Answer by tonalc2 Even before the ACA, all international students were required to carry a basic health insurance policy.
Two things to note from the cited page:
“The preamble to the final regulations clarify that all student health insurance must comply with the applicable provisions of the ACA without regard to the citizenship of the student insured.”
“Insurance sold to international students attending only one or two semesters will most likely qualify as short-term limited duration insurance coverage exempt from the ACA.”
FYI: Nobody applies for Obamacare. The ACA is a law, not a health insurance policy.