Another Obamacare Error Affects More Than Half A Million People

Posted On 22 Feb 2015
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The prosecutor mistake represented a self-inflicted injury is known as President Barack Obama called the current season successful registration, with about 11.4 million people registered.

The US government confirmed that it sent tax information wrong about 800,000 registered in the official site of Obamacare insurance market during the registration process users.

The mistake could jeopardize the tax return of those people, so that the authorities are asked to delay their tax filing.

The prosecutor mistake represented a self-inflicted injury is known as President Barack Obama called the current season successful registration, with about 11.4 million people registered.

California, which manages its own insurance market, has just announced a similar problem that affected some 100,000 users in that state.

The errors mean that nearly a million people will have to wait longer to get their tax refunds this year and could affect the amount they receive.

Another 50,000 taxpayers who have already submitted their statements will have to submit them again.

Federal authorities also announced a special extension of registration for those uninsured who face tax penalties arising from the health law.

Several million households could benefit from this grace period, which had been sought by Democrats. Uninsured people submit their tax returns and they find they face a possible penalty will between March 15 and April 30 to apply for subsidized insurance through HealthCare.gov. Fines for not having insurance are applied in 2015.

The error in the tax information highlights the complex relationship between health insurance promoted by Obama and tax laws that consumers will experience for the first time this year. The law subsidizes private health insurance for those without access to insurance through their jobs.

By channeling these subsidies through the tax system, the White House and supporters of the law were able to wield the new insurance as a tax, but also introduced new complications to an already complex system.

The error is revealed on Friday in new forms HealthCare.gov sent millions of consumers insured by the federal insurance market that serves most states. These forms, called 1095-As, equivalent to a tax form W-2 for health insurance.

Provide a breakdown of subsidies, month by month, received by consumers to pay their insurance premiums. This information is then used to ensure that everyone receives the correct amount.

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