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
May 14, 2019 – Q. Next year, I start college and I’m trying to decide whether I would be better off enrolling in the plan my college offers, buying my… Read more
April 16, 2019 – Q. Can small businesses use the ACA’s health insurance marketplaces (exchanges)? A. The Affordable Care Act included an enrollment… Read more
My employer offers insurance, but I think it’s too expensive. Can I apply for a subsidy to help me buy my own insurance?
December 16, 2018 – Q: My employer offers insurance, but I think it's too expensive. Can I apply for a subsidy to help me buy my own insurance? A: Probably… Read more
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
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
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
If an individual pays for an exchange plan, how do they pay for the premium pre-tax as would someone with an employer plan?
January 2, 2018 – Q. If an individual pays for an exchange plan, how do they pay for the premium pre-tax as would someone with an employer plan?… Read more
May 10, 2016 – Q: How do I tell whether I'm eligible for expanded Medicaid or a private plan in the exchange? A: When you enroll in the exchange,… Read more
October 7, 2015 – Q. I own a small business. Someone told me I might be able to get a break on my taxes if I buy insurance for my employees. A. If you… Read more
October 6, 2015 – Q: How does the government calculate the ACA's premium subsidies? A: Your subsidy is tied to your income. Under the Affordable Care Act,… Read more