If my income is less than expected this year, I might be eligible for Medicaid. What can I do to cover my bases?
October 15, 2019 – Q: I'm self-employed, so my income varies from one year to the next. I enrolled through the exchange and projected an income that makes me… Read more
November 13, 2018 – 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
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?
June 16, 2018 – 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’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?
January 7, 2018 – 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
December 10, 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 December 15 end of open… Read more
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
October 18, 2019 – Q. Next year, I start college and I’m trying to decide whether I would be better off enrolling in the plan my college offers, buying my… Read more
October 15, 2019 – If recipients end up earning more than anticipated, they could have to pay back some of the subsidy. This can catch people off guard,… Read more
We get health insurance through my job, but the coverage isn’t very good. Can I enroll in an exchange plan instead, and get a subsidy to help pay for it?
October 8, 2019 – Just about anyone can enroll in an exchange plan. But eligibility for a subsidy depends on how much your group plan costs and the quality… Read more
With my income, I’m barely over the eligibility limit for a premium subsidy. Is there anything I can do to lower my income so I become eligible?
September 23, 2019 – Q. With my current income, I am not eligible for a premium subsidy – but I'm just barely over the limit. Is there anything I can do to… Read more
September 23, 2019 – With the exception of short-term health insurance and other non-ACA-regulated plans, all individual health insurance policies sold since… Read more