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IRS' role in health reform doesn't inspire confidence

By Ira Zunin

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 13, 2013

~~<p>Beginning in October, Americans will be able to register with new state health insurance exchanges to purchase their health insurance. The Affordable Care Act requires the Internal Revenue Service to offer federal subsidies for those who qualify, making health insurance more affordable. The Hawaii Health Connector is our local version of a health insurance exchange.</p>
<p>By Jan. 1 the law requires every American to have signed up for health insurance or face a financial penalty. Will it happen? According to a June Gallup poll, 43 percent of Americans don't even know about it.</p>
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Beginning in October, Americans will be able to register with new state health insurance exchanges to purchase their health insurance. The Affordable Care Act requires the Internal Revenue Service to offer federal subsidies for those who qualify, making health insurance more affordable. The Hawaii Health Connector is our local version of a health insurance exchange.

By Jan. 1 the law requires every American to have signed up for health insurance or face a financial penalty. Will it happen? According to a June Gallup poll, 43 percent of Americans don't even know about it. Login for more...



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