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

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

January 22, 2021 – 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

How does the IRS calculate premium tax credits for self-employed people when their AGI depends on their health insurance premium amount? photo

How does the IRS calculate premium tax credits for self-employed people when their AGI depends on their health insurance premium amount?

December 18, 2020 – For self-employed Americans, premium amounts affect adjusted gross income, which in turn affects premium amounts. But the IRS has a method… Read more

What is the Medicaid ‘coverage gap’ and who does it affect? photo

What is the Medicaid ‘coverage gap’ and who does it affect?

November 15, 2020 – 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

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

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

October 26, 2020 – 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? photo

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

November 3, 2019 – 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