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Residents of Some States Get Larger Health Insurance Subsidies

May 4, 2014  /  Premium Subsidies, State Exchanges

The Affordable Care Act offers subsidies to many Americans to help them buy private insurance coverage. But some states are getting far more of those subsidies than others.

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How Obamacare’s tax credits are affecting the cost of health care

March 2, 2014  /  Premium Subsidies, State Exchanges

Under the federal Affordable Care Act, taxpayers will have to subsidize a bigger slice of the health insurance coverage promised individuals in some areas of the country than in others.

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New Health Fix Offers Subsidies for Insurance Policies Bought Outside Exchanges

February 28, 2014  /  Premium Subsidies, State Exchanges

The Obama administration said Friday that it would allow some people to receive federal subsidies for health insurance purchased in the private market outside of health insurance exchanges.

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Obamacare Tax Subsidy Challenge Dismissed by US

January 15, 2014  /  Premium Subsidies

People who buy insurance on health exchanges run by the federal government are eligible for tax credits to reduce their premiums, a U.S. judge ruled, dismissing claims that only state-run exchanges can offer the subsidies.

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Survey: Subsidy unawareness deters reform enrollment

January 13, 2014  /  Premium Subsidies

The biggest barrier to enrollment in insurance plans available under the Affordable Care Act isn’t a glitchy website but rather a lack of public knowledge about subsidies, according to results of a December Enroll America survey.

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48% of policyholders will get health-law subsidies

August 14, 2013  /  Premium Subsidies, State Exchanges

Amid a hot debate over health insurance costs next year, a new report estimates that nearly half of people who purchase individual policies now will qualify for premium subsidies as part of the healthcare overhaul.

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Honor system’ subsidy determination could add significantly to ACA’s cost

July 8, 2013  /  Premium Subsidies

Instantaneous eligibility determination for exchange subsidies or Medicaid will not happen on Oct. 1 because of the Obama administration’s decision to put off for one year requiring employers to report their employee health coverage, as well as a CMS-proposed rule published Friday loosening verification of individuals’ income for the purpose of federal insurance subsidies.

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Implementing Health Reform: Final Rule On Premium Tax Credit

July 7, 2013  /  Premium Subsidies

On July 5, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services released a final rule to implement and coordinate certain Affordable Care Act’s provisions governing Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program and the health insurance exchanges. This post discusses the Medicaid and CHIP provisions.

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Subsidies will temper health insurance “rate shock” for the young

June 10, 2013  /  Individual Purchase Mandate, Premium Subsidies

If health plans, exchanges and others market the premium subsidy opportunity effectively they may find plenty of willing customers and “rate shock” won’t be such a big deal after all.’

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Report: Health Law Tax Credit Could Benefit 26 Million

April 18, 2013  /  Premium Subsidies

Nearly 26 million Americans will be eligible for tax credits under the Affordable Care Act to partly offset the cost of insurance in online state marketplaces, says Families USA, a consumer interest group that supports the health law.

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