We are retired, living outside the USA, earning no income and our retirement income is below the level of needing to pay any taxes. What are the requirements for PPACA if we come back to take care of an aging parent for 2 months? We realize this will take us out of the 330 day time-frame for being out of the country.
if you do not earn enough income to file taxes, then you are exempt from the individual mandate. also, if you have medicare coverage, then you satisfy the ppaca requirements. source: