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HERE'S WHAT IT WILL COST YOU IF YOU DON'T HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE IN 2008

This is the press release from the Department of Revenue that clarifies penalties for 2008. You might recall the law says that, beginning in 2008, individuals who don't have health insurance would be fined up to half the cost of the lowest priced plan available. There was a lot of confusion about how much the penalties would vary based on things like age and where you live. DOR says this is an attempt to streamline the penalty schedule.

You can email comments to RulesandRegs@dor.state.ma.us.

One detail to keep in mind...the state will fine you next year (2008) based on the number of months that you go without health insurance.

This program aired on December 31, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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