You can now be exempt from Obamacare if you can't find a plan that you consider affordable.
"But people can also qualify for hardships for the unspecified nonreason that "you experienced another hardship in obtaining health insurance," which only requires "documentation if possible." And yet another waiver is available to those who say they are merely unable to afford coverage, regardless of their prior insurance. In a word, these shifting legal benchmarks offer an exemption to everyone who conceivably wants one."
The form is here: http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/hardship-exemption.pdf
I don't understand the comment about "unable to afford coverage, regardless of their prior insurance". This is only open to those who received a notice of cancellation.