I live in Wyoming, where health care is really expensive. Are the subsidies large enough to help me buy insurance here?
April 5, 2018 – Q: I live in Wyoming, where health insurance is really expensive. Will the subsidies be large enough to help me buy insurance here? A:… Read more
March 1, 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
February 16, 2018 – Q. I’m a college student and my school offers health insurance. But I would rather purchase my own coverage in the exchange where I would… Read more
February 10, 2018 – Q. What is this controversy regarding the IPAB really about? Are politics involved? A. The IPAB never convened and its process was never… Read more
January 31, 2018 – Regardless of where you get your health insurance, you (and the IRS) will get a tax form from your employer, insurance company, or exchange… Read more
I understand that subsidies come in the form of tax credits. But I’m unemployed and probably won’t owe any taxes. How would the subsidy help me?
January 25, 2018 – A: The premium subsidy offered through the exchanges is a tax credit, but it differs from some other tax credits in two important ways.… Read more
My premium subsidy is dependent on my AGI. But I’m self-employed, so my AGI is dependent on my premium. Help!
January 18, 2018 – Q. Under the ACA, my insurance premium subsidy is dependent on adjusted gross income (AGI). But, for a self-employed person, AGI is… Read more
January 16, 2018 – Q: I’ve heard that the ACA's premium subsidies will only help a person buy a Silver plan which pays for just 70 percent of average… Read more
January 16, 2018 – 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
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
January 7, 2018 – Q: What type of health insurance exchange does my state have? A: As of 2018, there are 12 state-based marketplaces, five state-based… Read more
January 5, 2018 – Q. What happens if I buy insurance but it doesn't meet the ACA's minimum essential coverage standards? A. With the exception of… Read more