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Time to pay Obamacare fines — $172 on average

Time to pay Obamacare fines — $172 on average

Cathy Cortijo's work as an Affordable Care Act navigator wasn't over at the end of the open enrollment period in February. That's because the Obama administration extended the enrollment deadline for anyone hit with the penalty for not having insurance last year. This "shared responsibility payment," as the government calls it, is deducted from tax refunds. So some people are only learning about it now, as they file their 2014 tax returns, which are due April 15. "It's like, 'Oh, I need to fix this or I'm going to be penalized again!' " said Cortijo, an outreach and enrollment specialist for Neighborhood Health Centers of the...

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