Exemptions from Healthcare Plan

Written by Scott

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In the quest for actual answers, I just sent the following off to Senator Patty Murray’s office:

I am reading through the healthcare bill, but am not sure that I’m clear about the section: EXEMPTIONS FROM INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. It seems to indicate the categories of potential exemptions, but does not seem clear as to what criteria is being used to “certify” individuals. Can you clarify? Thank you very much.

Will post answer when received as well as additional research.

PS For fun, just emailed the same to Senator Cantwell’s office.

PPS For reference, the listed possible exemptions are as follows:

1. a member of an exempt religious sect or division,
2. a member of a health care sharing ministry,
3. as an Indian (Native American),
4. an individual eligible for a hardship exemption