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NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER | WWW.NILC.ORG LOS ANGELES (Headquarters) 3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2850 Los Angeles, CA 90010 213 639-3900 213 639-3911 fax WASHINGTON, DC 1121 14th Street, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20005 202 216-0261 202 216-0266 fax FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS DACAmented and Undocumented Immigrants and the Obamacare Tax Penalty Last updated JANUARY 13, 2016 he Affordable Care Act, the law that created Obamacare, requires most people in the United States to either have health insurance or pay a penalty when they file their taxes. However, some people, including many immigrants, are exempt from the requirement and don’t have to pay the penalty if they don’t have health insurance. The Internal Revenue Service (the U.S.’s tax agency, which most people know as “the IRS”) calls this requirement to have health insurance the “individual shared responsibility provision.” It is also sometimes called the “individual mandate.” The rule is enforced through people filing their ...