Policy Makers Given the close link between the ACA and the tax code, Jackson Hewitt is positioned to act as a resource to policy makers — to highlight emerging policy issues, particularly those that impact individuals, employers and enrollment activities. The ACA embedded the new insurance affordability programs into the Internal Revenue Code — meaning that health care and tax issues are now tightly linked. Both health and tax law are hugely complex, and federal policy changes will inevitably have unexpected or counter-intuitive effects. Jackson Hewitt applied our tax and health expertise to highlight a few of the emerging policy issues related to the ACA implementation: Translating tax filing into health insurance enrollment Health care providers can use the forgiveness of medical debt as a powerful enrollment incentive. To learn more about how hospitals can turn nominal receivables into a guarantee that patients come back to their facilities with health insurance, check out this Jackson Hewitt report. Read PDF. Employers in states that do not expand Medicaid may face higher federal tax penalties. Read PDF. Helpful Resources Report on premium assistance tax credits under the ACA. Read PDF. Want to get technical? Check out these expert reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): Want to estimate how much this new coverage may cost and how big your tax credit may be? Try the Kaiser Health Subsidy Calculator Report on the individual mandate tax penalty under the ACA. Read PDF.