The Moral Absurdity of the Hardship Exemption

By: Tuesday January 7, 2014 9:15 am

As part of my continuing series highlighting many design problems with the Affordable Care Act, I turn to the logically incoherent structure of the hardship exemption. This is less an actual design problem and more of a moral problem.

 

Obama Delays Individual Mandate for Some

By: Friday December 20, 2013 8:02 am

If you your old policy was cancelled and you can’t renew it, you’re eligible for a “hardship exemption” from the individual mandate. This means you will not be fined if you are uninsured. It also means you will have the option to buy a “catastrophic plan” if you want, but these plans don’t qualify for exchange tax credits.

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