Question: I read on another site that there are several exceptions (Native American, financial hardship, etc.) in which case they would trust someone over 30 to buy a catastrophic policy. Is is true that if the cheapest Bronze plan is over 8% of my 2013 income that I would be eligible?
Answer: Yes. If one has received a certification from the Exchange that they are exempt from the individual mandate because they do not have an affordable coverage option or because they qualify for a hardship exemption they will be eligible for enrollment in the catastrophic plan even if over 30 years of age.