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My eligibility for Medicaid depends on how my income compares to the Federal Poverty Level. Can you spell out what that means in dollars?

My eligibility for Medicaid depends on how my income compares to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Can you spell out what that means in dollars?

November 16, 2017 – Q. I know that whether I qualify for expanded ­Medicaid depends on how my income compares with 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level… Read more

I’m a low-income single adult but I’ve never qualified for Medicaid before. I’ve heard that I might qualify now. Is this true?

August 17, 2017 – Q. I'm a low-income single adult, but I've always assumed I wouldn't qualify for Medicaid because I don't have kids. Is it true that I… Read more

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What is the Medicaid ‘coverage gap’ and who does it affect?

May 16, 2017 – Q. I keep hearing about the "coverage gap" in states that are not expanding Medicaid. Can you explain what that means and who it affects?… Read more

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If I qualify for Medicaid, should I worry about the deadline for open enrollment?

January 31, 2017 – Q. I've heard that Medicaid enrollment is year-round. So if I qualify for Medicaid, I don't need to worry about the January 31 end of open… Read more

How do I tell whether I’m eligible for Medicaid or subsidized coverage through my state’s exchange?

How do I tell whether I’m eligible for Medicaid or subsidized coverage through my state’s exchange?

May 10, 2016 – Q: How do I tell whether I'm eligible for expanded Medicaid or a private plan in the exchange? A: When you enroll in the exchange,… Read more

If my income is less than expected this year, I might be eligible for Medicaid. What can I do to cover my bases?

If my income is less than expected this year, I might be eligible for Medicaid. What can I do to cover my bases?

February 19, 2016 – Q: I've just become self employed and I have no idea what my income will be in 2016. I enrolled through the exchange and projected an… Read more

I’ve heard the federal government pays for the Medicaid expansion, but only for a few years. Then the state is on the hook for costs?

I’ve heard the federal government pays for the Medicaid expansion, but only for a few years. Then the state is on the hook for costs?

November 7, 2015 – Q. I hear people saying Medicaid expansion is a great idea and that the federal government pays for it. But doesn't the federal government… Read more

I didn’t know I was eligible for Medicaid this year, so I didn’t enroll. Will I have to pay a penalty?

I didn’t know I was eligible for Medicaid this year, so I didn’t enroll. Will I have to pay a penalty?

November 2, 2015 – Q. I didn't know that I was eligible for Medicaid, so I've been uninsured the whole year. I've enrolled in Medicaid for the new year, but… Read more

What are some signs that you are being drawn into a health insurance scam?

October 1, 2017 – Q: What are some signs that you are being drawn into a health insurance scam? A: Health insurance scams are on the rise as the economy… Read more

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What are the ACA’s enrollment periods and when can I enroll outside of the open enrollment period?

October 1, 2017 – Q: What are the Affordable Care Act enrollment periods and when can I enroll outside of the open enrollment period? Open enrollment for… Read more

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What’s the difference between prescription discount plans and prescription drug insurance?

August 31, 2017 – Q: What’s the difference between prescription discount plans and prescription drug insurance? A: There are two basic and very… Read more

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If I don’t enroll in a plan by the open enrollment deadline, what are my options?

August 14, 2017 – Q. If I don't enroll in a health insurance plan by the end of open enrollment (December 15), what options will I have? A. In most cases,… Read more