Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:55:33 GMT
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. on Monday night. A press release says when Ronald Trombly, 85, of Mooers, N.Y., was trying to get around 4 runners on the shoulderMore >>
New York State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Champlain, N.Y. Monday night.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:15:46 GMT
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. This project would essentially connect Pine Street and Battery Street at the Kilburn intersection, cuttingMore >>
There is a meeting for the Burlington Community in regards to the rail yard enterprise project. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:07:08 GMT
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer. The judge says difference of opinion is not enough to substitute new counsel. Patricia and Allen Prue are accused of strangling and beatingMore >>
A judge has denied the request of Patricia Prue for a new lawyer.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:31 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:31:52 GMT
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend. A press release says the Memorial Day holiday, the unofficial start of summer, marks the beginning of the prime season for all 52 Vermont State Parks.More >>
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:16:17 GMT
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. According to a local veterinarian, often times, animals will get itchy. Extreme scratching canMore >>
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:38:49 GMT
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City. The tornado is estimated to have been at least 2 miles wide. So far Tuesday morning, there have been 51More >>
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:10 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:10:02 GMT
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters. The company in trouble is American Debt Counseling. They provide debt reduction programs and credit counseling to consumers. In a recentMore >>
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:29:03 GMT
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday. Burlington police say, inMore >>
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:53:56 GMT
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser. He has started a online campaign to raise money for the One Fund Boston, whichMore >>
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:08:20 GMT
On a quiet, Morristown, Vermont street, police say a neighborhood feud went too far. The owner of 80 George Street says he and the people in 75 never got along. "Ever since they moved in, they've justMore >>
We're beginning to learn more about a feud between neighbors that almost turned deadly. Four people have been arrested, two charged with attempted murder.More >>
BURLINGTON, Vt. -
Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court decision clears the way for the Affordable Care Act to be fully implemented.
It can be confusing, especially the individual mandate.
That's the requirement that everyone have health insurance or face a penalty. It goes into effect in 2014 and we found answers to how the individual mandate will affect you.
Q: In 2014, if I have insurance, do I have to do anything?
A: Absolutely not and that's the case for most Americans. Now the cost of your plan might change.
The Obama Administration says it could go down because the law cuts co-pays and limits expenses. But critics say you'll pay more because the law expands more coverage to more people.
Q: But what if I work somewhere that doesn't offer insurance?
A: If you work somewhere with more than 50-people, your company will have to offer insurance or face fines.
Q: But let's say still I work somewhere that doesn't offer insurance or I'm not working. What are my options?
A: It all depends on how much money you make. A lot more people will qualify for Medicaid which will expand.
To qualify, for a single person, you need to make less than $14,000 and $29,000 for a family of four.
Q: What if I make more than that?
A: Then you are required to buy a health insurance plan. A single person will receive help to buy a plan if they make less than $45,000. A family of four also receives help if they make less than $92,000.
Q: If people make more than that?
A: Then you'll pay full price.
Q: We've all heard that we have to have insurance. What if we don't?
A: When you're doing your taxes, you'll have to admit you don't have insurance and pay a fine.
By 2016, that's $695 for just one person or for a family $2,085 dollars, or 2.5% of your income, whichever is more.
But there are several exemptions including income, religious, hardship, for being American Indian, or the only plans you can buy are too expensive. Needless to say few people will pay the fine.