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Health law fines double for many uninsured at tax time
Modern Healthcare

Many people who went without health insurance last year are now seeing fines more than double under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, tax preparation company H&R Block said Tuesday.

Among its customers who owe a penalty for the 2015 tax year, the average fine is $383, compared with $172 for 2014, the company said.

Separately, among those who complied with the law and took advantage of its taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance, 6 in 10 are now having to pay back to the IRS some portion of their financial assistance.