Yes, you need to go to the healthcare.gov website and fill out an application before March I think it is. If you can't really afford it, odds are you will qualify for a subsidy, and it won't cost you anything, or very little. Definitely check it out.
Yes you have to get insurance or you will be fined 10% of your earnings at the end of the year, and if you don't pay it will come out of your tax refund, if you get no refund they will suspend your license and after a year they will put a lien on your home or assets. Nice Obama care hu?
Yes, and you will probably qualify for a subsidy. But look at it this way. Can you afford to be taken by ambulance to a hospital for emergency medical care at an approximate cost of $1,833 without insurance? And that estimate for care and ambulance is only a rough estimate which can vary wildly. An emergency room visit, where exploratory surgery or intensive care is required can easily be more that you earn in one or two years. Without insurance, you could be on the hook for that money and/or other people will be required to pick up the tab for you. Do yourself and the rest of us a favor. Apply for insurance.
You have to have insurance or you will be fined 1% of your income. You are not required to purchase it from the Exchange, you can purchase any plan available, and you can find many insurance salespeople who will assist in the phone book. If you can't afford it, your income may be such that you would get a subsidy; applying for Obamacare will tell you if you are eligible for that. Or your income may be low enough to qualify for Medicaid, in some states.
Yes you do . I guess our government should have done a better job at educating us about the Affordable Care Act. At this point in time I'm surprised you haven't learned about the requirement and have to ask here. I'm betting that you are not alone in respect to this.