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Health insurance, new question :)

Treeman
March 02, 2017 03:56PM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 96

Posted in 2 forums:

If the ACA is over-hauled by the GOP; they are talking about allowing health ins policies to be bought across state lines. Meaning that you could buy a policy from a provider in another state.

Would this allow VI (or other territory) residents to also purchase policies from a state on the mainland?

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Afriend
March 02, 2017 04:41PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 413

Who knows? You'll have to wait and see what the new "law" says about that. To paraphrase Nancy Pelosi, we'll have to wait until the new law is passed to see what's in it.

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ms411
March 02, 2017 04:59PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 3,296

If you are in the States, lobby your representatives to have territories specifically covered under new plan. The original bill said "states" and some assumed the intent was to cover territories, but since the wording specifically said states, congress deemed territories ineligible.

Territories also don't pay federal tax so that's another drawback. Everybody in the States is subject to fed taxes but few in territories are. You have to pay to play.

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Alana33
March 02, 2017 05:40PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,584

Not all states pay federal income tax, I believe.

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rotorhead
March 02, 2017 05:55PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,444

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Alana33
Not all states pay federal income tax, I believe.

I believe that you are wrong. Please name a state that does not pay federal income tax.

DC pays federal income taxes.

No territory pays federal income taxes, they keep the money at home.

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ms411
March 02, 2017 06:04PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 3,296

Not all states impose a state tax but if you're living in any of the 50 states you're subject to federal tax. If you live in the VI and have income you pay VI taxes and maybe taxes in another jurisdiction depending on your circumstances.

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Alana33
March 02, 2017 06:36PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,584

I very well could be wrong and confusing the state tax with federal taxes.

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rotorhead
March 02, 2017 06:40PM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 2,444

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Alana33
I very well could be wrong and confusing the state tax with federal taxes.

Some states have no state income tax, but all pay federal income tax.
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speee1dy
March 03, 2017 07:52AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,257

alana just mixed up state and federal. easy to do if you are not from the states

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