Can you be denied Obamacare if you have not worked in 12 years and your only income is your deceased husband’s social security benefits of $1,200 per month? A family member in need of medical insurance in Florida was told she did not qualify for that reason. Is this true? Thank you.
Only incarcerated individuals and non-citizens can be denied a Marketplace plan under ObamaCare. Social security benefits won't exempt you, but your assistance is based on income. If your social security benefits put you at above 400% of the Federal Poverty Level, then you can't get cost assistance. If you have Medicare or access to affordable employer-based coverage you can't get cost assistance either.