Every year more than 1 million individuals across the United States benefit from health care sharing instead of purchasing health insurance. In 2009, Obamacare exempted health care sharing ministries already in existence from the individual mandate requirement.
Here’s some good news for Vermonters who cherish liberty. Last week Gov. Phil Scott made it clear he will not support a tax on Vermonters who don’t buy individual health insurance.
The Health Care Choice Proposal would make coverage far more affordable — lowering premiums by up to 32 percent, according to the Center for Health and Economy.
The Trump administration is offering welcome relief to Americans struggling with high premiums under Obamacare premiums and a lack of insurance choices.
The Dec. 15 deadline is fast approaching for purchasing health insurance from the state’s two major providers, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont and MVP Health Care.
The proposal says to the person who prefers not to obtain insurance: “Your government will not fine you for failing to buy health insurance. But if you are unlucky enough to run up a big medical bill, you will be paying a piece of it off every year at tax time.”
At least four states — Utah, Idaho, Montana and now Nebraska — will have November ballot initiatives letting voters decide whether to join the 34 other states that have expanded Medicaid.
Voters took the time to see through the empty promises of single-payer health care. Other Americans should join them in asking the tough questions. Support for single payer plummets when thoughtful voters learn the facts.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) encouraged states to let insurers sell individual plans without surcharges off the exchange to help Americans who do not qualify for subsidized health plans.
In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the individual mandate functions as a tax, which means that Scott approved a new health tax despite pledging no new taxes. How should Vermonters make sense of this discrepancy?
Representatives of health care sharing ministries met with Vermont’s individual insurance mandate working group to request an exemption like the one they have under the Affordable Care Act.