Affordable Care Act: No Smoking Penalty in Ca?
The Affordable Care Act has a separate smoking penalty that can reach over $5,000 for an individual. However, when I spoke with my contact at Covered California, he said that California is considering smoking as a preexisting condition, therefore it would not penalize someone enrolling in the new Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum plans.
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