Site Search:
 
TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International
Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

ADA (Obamacare)

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> General Europe Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ecocks



Joined: 06 Nov 2007
Posts: 780
Location: Gdansk, Poland

PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:25 pm    Post subject: ADA (Obamacare) Reply with quote

Americans citizens:

Anyone know how ADA affects expats living overseas?

Anyone been able to sign up for it?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Xie Lin



Joined: 21 Oct 2011
Posts: 288

PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: ADA (Obamacare) Reply with quote

ecocks wrote:
Americans citizens:

Anyone know how ADA affects expats living overseas?

Anyone been able to sign up for it?


ADA usually refers to the Americans with Disabilities Act, passed in the 90's. (It doesn't affect expats at all.) You probably mean the ACA, Affordable Care Act of 2010.

.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Xie Lin



Joined: 21 Oct 2011
Posts: 288

PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meant to add: US citizens who reside in a foreign country are not affected by the ACA, provided that they spend at least 330 days out of 12 months out of the country. At least that was my understanding. I'll take a look for something a little more dependable than my memory. Laughing

.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spiral78



Joined: 05 Apr 2004
Posts: 9130
Location: On a Short Leash

PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's my understanding that so long as we are covered in the foreign country in which we reside, there is no effect. And I'd be very surprised if the ACA covered expats - though like Xie Lin, I need to do some research to be sure.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spiral78



Joined: 05 Apr 2004
Posts: 9130
Location: On a Short Leash

PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Specifically the ACA website says:

“U.S. citizens living outside the U.S.

U.S. citizens living in a foreign country are not required to get health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. If you’re uninsured and living abroad, you don’t have to pay the fee that other uninsured U.S. citizens may have to pay.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ecocks



Joined: 06 Nov 2007
Posts: 780
Location: Gdansk, Poland

PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:25 pm    Post subject: Re: ADA (Obamacare) Reply with quote

Xie Lin wrote:
ecocks wrote:
Americans citizens:

Anyone know how ADA affects expats living overseas?

Anyone been able to sign up for it?


ADA usually refers to the Americans with Disabilities Act, passed in the 90's. (It doesn't affect expats at all.) You probably mean the ACA, Affordable Care Act of 2010.

.


Thanks for the correction! Long day and I usually just call it Obamacare, not ACA.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> General Europe Forum All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2011 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Road2Spain - TEFL and Spanish with one year student visa
EBC