Frequently-asked questions by tag

uninsured

I’ve heard the federal government pays for the Medicaid expansion, but only for a few years. Then the state is on the hook for costs?

I’ve heard the federal government pays for the Medicaid expansion, but only for a few years. Then the state is on the hook for costs?

January 7, 2018 – Q. I hear people saying Medicaid expansion is a great idea and that the federal government pays for it. But doesn't the federal government… Read more

Will my father’s premiums go up if I get coverage through his plan instead of my university’s plan?

January 3, 2018 – Q. I’m 24 and a graduate student. I can get health coverage through my university, but my father has an excellent plan at work, and he… Read more

How do I tell whether I’m eligible for Medicaid or subsidized coverage through my state’s exchange?

How do I tell whether I’m eligible for Medicaid or subsidized coverage through my state’s exchange?

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

If I don’t buy health insurance now, but decide to buy it later on, can I?

March 30, 2016 – Q: If I don’t buy health insurance in 2014, but decide to buy it at a later point, can I? A: Yes, the health reform law is not designed… Read more

Is there any chance I will be turned down for coverage by a health insurance exchange?

March 4, 2016 – A: The main idea behind health care reform law was to remove the barriers to insurance coverage for most Americans who remained uninsured… Read more

If I pay the tax for not purchasing health insurance, does that buy me an insurance policy?

If I pay the tax for not purchasing health insurance, does that buy me an insurance policy?

March 3, 2016 – Q: If I pay the tax for not purchasing health insurance, does that buy me an insurance policy? A: No. You’re not buying insurance;… Read more

If I decide to gamble and go without insurance, isn’t that my business?

September 3, 2015 – Q: If I decide to gamble and go without insurance, isn’t that my business? A: No, because if you wind up being the uninsured heart… Read more