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
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
We’re a family of four with an income of $47,000 a year. What kinds of subsidies are available to help us purchase insurance through the exchanges?
December 30, 2016 – Q. We're a family of four with an income of $47,000 a year. What kinds of subsidies are available to help us purchase insurance through the… Read more
I’m leaving my job – and my insurance – on June 30. Do I qualify for open enrollment on July 1? or do I have to take COBRA?
May 25, 2016 – Q. I'm planning to leave my job to become self-employed in June. My insurance will end on June 30, but I have an option to take COBRA. Do… Read more
April 15, 2016 – Either way, you'll have to switch at the end of 2017. The most recent federal guidelines for transitional plans (issued in February 2016)… Read more
March 16, 2016 – Q. If I get an Obamacare subsidy in the exchange, is the subsidy amount considered income? A. No. The subsidies (both premium assistance… Read more
March 10, 2016 – A. There are two different cost-sharing subsidies, one of which is designed to increase the actuarial value (AV) of a policy (AV is used to… Read more
My wife and I each make about $40,000 a year. If we file our taxes separately, can we each qualify for an exchange subsidy?
November 3, 2015 – Q. My wife and I each make about $40,000/year. If we file our taxes separately, can we each qualify for an exchange subsidy? A. No. … Read more
November 3, 2015 – Q. Do health insurance plans in ACA's exchanges cover abortion? A. Some do, and some don't. They are not required to, and in some states,… Read more
May 15, 2014 – Q. Are there programs that help the self-employed pay for health insurance? A. The premium subsidies and cost-sharing subsidies built into… Read more