i’m foreigner under visa non residence the past 5 years! However just get married and still under process for applying for a green card .
Is it an obligation for me to make an application for Obamacare or to get insurance ? Or do I wait until I get a green card?
What about my wife , we do join Taxes , and seems unfair about obamacare for her ? Because if we do separate taxes she will be support by the obamacare, but because we are married she will Have to pay a lot .
How does that should work?
As we understand Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident for tax purposes will still be required to get health coverage or pay a fee.
We would appreciate if folks dealing with this situation left comments so we can get to the bottom of how this works. We've looked through IRS documents and the law and can't find any special rules that apply to this scenario. If you weren't filing jointly, then the nonresident spouse would be exempt and the resident spouse would be eligible for cost assistance. Since cost assistance and the fee are based on income, filing jointly can affect that too.
Learn more about nonresident spouses from the IRS.