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  •  Anyone know.. (3+ / 0-)
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    Bob Love, Pluto, peacestpete

    about the ACA for Americans abroad topic? I'm in that situation and would appreciate any help.

    This Rover crossed over.. Willie Nelson, written by Dorothy Fields

    by Karl Rover on Wed May 07, 2014 at 11:30:42 AM PDT

    •  I don't know anything about it. (3+ / 0-)
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      Karl Rover, peacestpete, ybruti

      But, from being in various expat communities, I can tell you how the rest of the world works, since they all have national healthcare:

      There is a general exchange. Any expat from anywhere in the world with national healthcare is covered by any other nation with national healthcare.

      It's a treaty.

      Canadians, for example, are covered in Mexico or anywhere else they go -- except the US.

      There has long been a push for this type of treaty for Medicare for the over 65 crowd. Medicare is "national" health care. I do believe it does work in some countries. Medicare supplements do, as well.

      National healthcare is government guarantee health care -- so it works, treaty-wise.

      The ACA is for-profit corporate health insurance. Some policies cover foreign travel. Some don't. So it's up to the insurer and the policy. But, I don't think it matters if the buyer has a subsidy or not for the premiums.

    •  Affordable Healthcare Act does not apply abroad (1+ / 0-)
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      Karl Rover
      In June 2012 the Supreme Court gave its approval to the Affordable Healthcare Act and many Americans living outside the USA are wondering if the law applies to them. The Supreme Court decision did not change anything in the law and Americans who are bona-fide residents overseas are presumed to have minimum essential coverage and as such do not have to pay a tax for not being insured in the US.

      The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. -- Judge Learned Hand, May 21, 1944

      by ybruti on Wed May 07, 2014 at 04:02:20 PM PDT

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    •  AngloInfo has some information (2+ / 0-)
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      hbk, Karl Rover

      US Citizens Abroad and OBAMACARE

      Generally speaking, US citizens living and working abroad are exempt from the mandates, because the exchange policies generally do not provide foreign coverage, and the law does not provide an exchange for expats.

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Wed May 07, 2014 at 07:34:56 PM PDT

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