Day of reckoning: Health insurance/tax decisions weighed by owner-operators

Many owner-operators are coming face to face with the Affordable Care Act’s tax implications. If recent Overdrive polling is correct, about a third of health_insurance-yes-no-web-300x200all owner-operators will pay extra this tax season – in many cases hundreds of dollars – for not carrying insurance through 2014.

Opposition to the government mandate for insurance has remained strong and consistent among about a third of Overdrive readers since the ACA was “force-fed to the American public,” as insurance broker Marc Ballard puts it. Furthermore, eight in 10 readers in early 2014, whether they had health insurance or not, noted they viewed the ACA negatively.

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