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  • The Health Insurance Marketplace - Get Free Help, Watch the Videos, Get Covered

    The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare): How to get insurance coverage, tax breaks, short YouTube videos that make explaining the law look easy, and how to get free help. Read More

    By:
    Department of Health and Human Services and The Kaiser Family Foundation
  • > The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare

    2014 is coming--are you ready for Obamacare? Join the YouToons as they walk through the basic changes in the way Americans will get health coverage and what it will cost starting in 2014, when major parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," go into effect. To download the video, please visit www.kff.org/health-reform/video/youtoons­-obamacare-video/ Content Detail

    By:
    The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provisions

    The Affordable Care Act requires you and everyone on your return to report health care coverage or claim an exemption or make a payment with your return. For those who purchased coverage through the Marketplace, you may be eligible for the premium tax credit. These provisions of the health care law will result in important changes, including how individuals and families file their taxes. Content Detail

    By:
    IRS
  • Affordable Care Act for Individuals - Fact Sheet

    Click this link for information on the Affordable Care Act, also commonly known as "Obamacare." Read More

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • Tax Exemptions

    This links to cms.gov's handout on how to qualify for an exemption to tax penalty for not having qualified health insurance. Content Detail

    By:
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Tax Checklist

    Tips on information to gather for tax returns involving healthcare coverage Content Detail

    By:
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Tax Tips

    Tips for preparing tax returns involving healthcare Content Detail

    By:
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • The Affordable Care Act

    Link to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' webpage. You have a right to get covered (under 26, mistakes on applications, pre-existing conditions and your right to appeal). Find out the cost to you & what's guaranteed to be covered, or just read the law, in full, for yourself. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Federal Health Care Reform Resource Page

    A guide to how the new health care reform act can benefit Texans. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Department of Insurance
  • How the New Health Care Law Benefits You

    A guide to how the new healthcare law can benefit Texans. Content Detail

    By:
    AARP
  • Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS. Content Detail

    By:
    IRS
  • Enrollment Assistance Center (Austin)

    Get help finding the right healthcare plan for you. Read More

    By:
    Austin Enrollment Assistance Center
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS.gov)

    7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244
    This group does not provide legal representation in court.
  • Do Your Federal Taxes for Free

    Free Tax Return Filing Content Detail

    By:
    IRS