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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

Man carry a large boulder and a map of the southern us states showing Medicaid expansion

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

I earn just $22,000 a year. How can I afford the out-of-pocket costs of health insurance?

I earn just $22,000 a year. How can I afford the out-of-pocket costs of health insurance?

April 10, 2016 – Q. I'll turn 26 soon, and will lose access to coverage under my parents' health plan. I understand that I am expected to buy insurance,… Read more

I thought subsidies were available for anyone with incomes up to 400 percent of poverty level, but the calculators I’ve used say our family doesn’t qualify. Why?

I thought subsidies were available for anyone with incomes up to 400 percent of poverty level, but the calculators I’ve used say our family doesn’t qualify. Why?

October 7, 2015 – Q. Our family of three has an income of $60,000 (around 300 percent of poverty level). I thought that subsidies were available for anyone… Read more