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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’m self-employed, so my AGI is dependent on my premium

My premium subsidy is dependent on my AGI. But I’m self-employed, so my AGI is dependent on my premium. Help!

July 18, 2016 – Under the ACA, my insurance premium subsidy is dependent on adjusted gross income (AGI). But, for a self-employed person, AGI is dependent… 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

If I get an Obamacare subsidy in the exchange, is the subsidy amount considered income?

If I get an Obamacare subsidy in the exchange, is the subsidy amount considered income?

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

We claim our son, but not our daughter, on our taxes. How are premium subsidies calculated for families like ours?

We claim our son, but not our daughter, on our taxes. How are premium subsidies calculated for families like ours?

November 13, 2015 – Q. My husband and I have two children. We claim our son on our taxes; he's in high school, lives at home and has a part-time job. Our 23… Read more