I would be accessing the Affordable Care Act health insurance options that start in January, 2014 as a resident of New York state.
My question is, if, for any reason, I earn less than the Federal poverty level income set at $11,400. for one person/ one year - am I obliged to sign up with Medicaid or am I allowed to purchase Marketplace health insurance and be
reimbursed by IRS tax refund as if I earned $11,400./year?
Are all individuals participating in ACA health insurance 2014, who earn less than $11,400./year, obliged to sign up with Medicaid?