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  •  According to the navigator a friend of mine spoke (1+ / 0-)
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    with, he would have to pay the subsidy back as part of his taxes at the end of the year.

    •  A misunderstanding? (1+ / 0-)
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      True North

      Subsidies get paid back in taxes if you wind up making more than you estimated when you signed up, but not otherwise.

      •  No. The Navigator was adamant about the fact that (3+ / 0-)
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        He would have to pay the subsidy back in taxes. Without the subsidy he cannot afford the insurance. He would have to make about five times what he does in order to qualify for the subsidy.

        •  I think you mean... (1+ / 0-)
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          If you mistate your income up front, saying you make 2X what you do, in order to qualify for subsidies in a state that isn't expanding medicade... Then, you file your taxes showing you only made X, this means you didn't qualify for the subsidies, and would have to repay them.

          Bottom line is that this bug in the law is nuts. The poorest people in states with no expansion are totally screwed. Republicans in the house could fix this easily, but won't... because it gives them a perfect thing to complain about.

          Freedom isn't free. That's why we pay taxes.

          by walk2live on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 09:06:28 AM PST

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    •  Paid back partly, that is. (0+ / 0-)

      To whatever level your actual income entitles you.

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