These topics are expected because the PPACA is requiring "proof of coverage" in the series of forms labeled 1095 (A, B or C). These forms are easily "Googled" and were finalized on December 23rd to the IRS website.
Here is the Link
These forms and the companion forms that will be required by employers with 50 or more next year could represent some of the heaviest burden to the working public that is funding the entire PPACA structure that has seen billions wasted on websites and consultants that brag about the great deception that has been implemented since the Act was signed in March of 2010. The tax reporting represented by the 1095 series of forms will finally and more fully outline the new meaning of the word frequently used by HSS (Health and Humans Services) and the current President ... that word is Free.
My colonoscopy, daughter's birth control pills and my grandson's immunizations are not free but rather "built in the premium". If an auto insurance plan was required to provide "free" car washes and "free" oil changes and "free" tire pressure checks ... what would happen to our car insurance premium? It is simple economics, air bags are required in all new cars sold in the U.S. The air bags are part of the price, they are not free. I am able to type this because I walked away from a head-on collision with a full-sized 4X4 truck at over 50 mph. Air bags are great life savers. We have proof, I am proof. I wish it were true with the PPACA.
We know that premiums have gone up. Mine doubled, so did my deductible after the carrier dropped the plan with NO offer of coverage at the end of this past July. The promise of "keeping my plan" did not deploy for me in July of 2014.
Will be end up healthier? That would be a great benefit! Hopefully that will be true with more care availability and more awareness of healthier choices that would be a great claim if we have proof. But, there still is no such thing as a "Free" lunch.