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2 Your Health: Affordable Health Care: An overview

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Starting January 1, 2014, if someone doesn't have a health plan that qualifies as minimum essential coverage, he or she may have to pay a fee that increases every year: from 1% of income (or $95 per adult, whichever is higher) in 2014 to 2.5% of income (or $695 per adult) in 2016.

The fee for children is half the adult amount. The fee is paid on the 2014 federal income tax form, which is completed in 2015. People with very low incomes and others may be eligible for waivers.

  • Berkeley County Councilman to make council resolution asking DHEC to shut down GenEarth plant until they get some answers

    Berkeley County Councilman to make council resolution asking DHEC to shut down GenEarth plant until they get some answers

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:26:37 GMT
    Our investigation into the GenEarth plant in Berkeley County has revealed more new information. DHEC says the company is in violation of their permit and state law for several reasons, including a strong odor problem at the plant, and at sites where they distribute burned human sewage.Thursday afternoon, DHEC sent us a copy of a letter they sent the company on Wednesday. The letter says the plant's odor mitigation plan is not working. DHEC says they are receiving more and more complaints. The...
    Our investigation into the GenEarth plant in Berkeley County has revealed more new information. DHEC says the company is in violation of their permit and state law for several reasons, including a strong odor problem at the plant, and at sites where they distribute burned human sewage.Thursday afternoon, DHEC sent us a copy of a letter they sent the company on Wednesday. The letter says the plant's odor mitigation plan is not working. DHEC says they are receiving more and more complaints. The...
  • New helmets arrive at Berkeley High School, proper fit key

    New helmets arrive at Berkeley High School, proper fit key

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:09:20 GMT
    New Riddell Revolution Speed helmets arrive at Berkeley High School New Riddell Revolution Speed helmets arrive at Berkeley High School
    New helmets arrived at Berkeley High School Thursday, and are now protecting b-team players who started the season in helmets research showed put them at an increased risk of concussion. Related | Watch Brad Franko's investigation that prompted the change in Berkeley County The new Riddell Revolution Speed helmets received 5-stars (best available) by the Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings. They replace the 24 Riddell VSR-4 helmets that VT gave 1-star, and the company urged all players to transition...
    New helmets arrived at Berkeley High School Thursday, and are now protecting b-team players who started the season in helmets research showed put them at an increased risk of concussion. Related | Watch Brad Franko's investigation that prompted the change in Berkeley County The new Riddell Revolution Speed helmets received 5-stars (best available) by the Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings. They replace the 24 Riddell VSR-4 helmets that VT gave 1-star, and the company urged all players to transition...
  • State leaders pushing for legislation on domestic violence

    Domestic Violence victim speaks out and tells of brutal attack

    Domestic Violence victim speaks out and tells of brutal attack

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:08:50 GMT
    On Thursday a victim of domestic violence speaks out about her violent and traumatic encounter to News 2. She is speaking out in support of a push for more legislation that will protect women that find themselves in her same shoes. Christy Coleman survived a brutal attack and build up the courage to testify against her attacker in court. Her abuser was sentenced to three years in prison this week.
    On Thursday a victim of domestic violence speaks out about her violent and traumatic encounter to News 2. She is speaking out in support of a push for more legislation that will protect women that find themselves in her same shoes. Christy Coleman survived a brutal attack and build up the courage to testify against her attacker in court. Her abuser was sentenced to three years in prison this week.
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