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Old 05-17-2013, 08:24 PM
Location: pacific northwest
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For insurance purpose and Obamacare I am assuming that Medicare qualifies for having insurance and the IRS who will be overseeing Obamacare knows this.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:15 PM
Location: SW MO
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When they're not busy going after administration "enemies."

Medicare shoud qualify as would supplements.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:27 PM
Location: Wisconsin
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Yes. Medicare Part A only (Part B is not a requirement) is all that is necessary to qualify as 'Minimum Essential Coverage' under Obamacare.

A 2012 post from livecontent from whom we no longer hear. He/she did have serious health issues, so posted extensively on Obamacare, although his/her coverage was through a Kaiser Advantage in Denver:

Originally Posted by livecontent View Post
Well, it seems to me you are getting too obsessive over this issue which would be obviously considered health insurance. However, if you really want to get into detail, then you should read the whole Affordable Health Insurance Act, very slowly and thoroughly. I have done just that; and perhaps I am as obsessive as you, but I am more of a reason to understand it exactly.

This is the government website for this new law:
Home | HealthCare.gov

and specifically at this link for the Act:
Read the Law | HealthCare.gov

You need to read Title 1, Sub. F, PART 1, Sec. 1501. Requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage. Now the specific citation that answers you question is located at:

Sec. 1501(f)(1)(A)(i):

‘‘(f) MINIMUM ESSENTIAL COVERAGE.—For purposes of this section—
‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The term ‘minimum essential coverage’
means any of the following:
‘‘(i) the Medicare program under part A of title
XVIII of the Social Security Act

So there you are, a complicated answer to a simple question!

I have always found it helpful and necessary to go to the specific wording of an act or better the implemented Statute in the CFR to get what I want from the government.

.......... [snip]


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