White House Seeks to Limit Health Law's Tax Troubles

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act worry that the tax-filing season will generate new anger as uninsured consumers learn that they must pay tax penalties.

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Obama administration officials and other supporters of the Affordable Care Act say they worry that the tax-filing season will generate new anger as uninsured consumers learn that they must pay tax penalties and as many people struggle with complex forms needed to justify tax credits they received in 2014 to pay for .

The White House has already granted some exemptions and is considering more to avoid a political firestorm.

Mark J. Mazur, the assistant Treasury secretary for tax policy, said up to 6 million taxpayers would have to “pay a fee this year because they made a choice not to obtain healthcare coverage that they could have afforded.”

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