The most popular question on the Obamacare web page is how to receive an exemption. Right there in black and white, one way to qualify for an exemption is to be in America illegally:
Under certain circumstances, you won’t have to make the individual responsibility payment [i.e., the individual mandate’s penalty]. This is called an “exemption.”
You may qualify for an exemption if: . . .
- You’re not lawfully present in the U.S.