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Came on K1 a few months ago, got married, Applied for EAD and green card.

We are married and will file 2016 tax jointly.

I don't have health insurance. Should I apply for https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/eligibility/index.html or a different health insurance plan? How much will I pay penalty since I didn't have health insurance in 2016?

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Which State are you in?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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NY I believe is an oddball and allows LPR's from Day 1 to use Medicare.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Ooops

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“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Came on K1 a few months ago, got married, Applied for EAD and green card.

We are married and will file 2016 tax jointly.

I don't have health insurance. Should I apply for https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/eligibility/index.html or a different health insurance plan? How much will I pay penalty since I didn't have health insurance in 2016?

Unfortunately you can't do anything about 2016 at this point. The penalty for 2016 will largely depend on your joint income over the last year.

As far as applying for medicaid, the question is do you qualify? Can you get health coverage through your spouse's employment? Unfortunately no one here will be able to provide you with a good answer as everyone has a different situation. A good starting point would be https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/

good luck!

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Depends on income and how number of people in your family


your income should not be low enough since it had to be 125% of poverty level to qualify for visa


you need to be added to spouse policy or buy obama care thru private carrier


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i hardly suggest that call metroplus an schedule an appointment with them, they will help you and for sure you will find something in NYC. probably they give you something that while you are unemployed you can afford .https://www.metroplus.org/.

call them and they will call you back, yoi can also go to any of the NYC hospital like Beleview or Harlem and they are always in a desk.

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