REUTERS/Brian Snyder: A reporter reads a summary of the performance and usage over the first two days of open enrollment of the Massachusetts Health Connector website, the state's health insurance website under the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare.
Tax filing and the Affordable Care Act
February 24, 2015
The tax code is inextricably linked to the Affordable Care Act. Insurance subsidies are delivered through tax credits. This connection makes the tax filing moment an ideal time to enroll lower-income households in Medicaid or a health insurance exchange plan, and to update income eligibility to reduce future penalties. On February 24, the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center convened an event examining how tax filers will be affected by the ACA and discussed ways to improve the process.