Frequently-asked questions by tag

health insurance premiums

Who ISN’T eligible for Obamacare’s premium subsidies?

June 1, 2019 – Q. Obamacare advocates frequently talk about how most exchange enrollees qualify for government subsidies. But who is left out? Aren't… Read more

I’m self-employed. Can my husband deduct his Medicare premiums?

I’m self-employed. Can we deduct my husband’s Medicare premiums?

December 17, 2018 – Q. I am self-employed and my husband is on Medicare. I deduct my health care premiums on my income tax. I recently heard that I also can… Read more

Baloon being blown up saying the size of your tax credit depends upon your income in the year you receive a premium subsidy

What happens if my income changes and my premium subsidy is too big? Will I have to repay it?

January 15, 2018 – 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

If silver plans cover the same benefits, why do premiums vary?

If all Silver plans cover the same benefits and percentage of costs, why do premiums vary by carrier?

August 10, 2016 – Q. If all of the Silver plans in an exchange must offer the same benefits, and cover 70 percent of the cost of those benefits, why do… Read more

Are smokers unable to afford insurance under the ACA?

Are smokers unable to afford insurance under the ACA?

October 13, 2015 – Q. I've heard that under the ACA, smokers have to pay 50 percent more for insurance – and that, even if they qualify for a tax credit,… Read more