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2018 Obamacare ACA Subsidy Calculator

2020 Obamacare subsidy calculator

An impressive 87 percent of Americans shopping in the exchanges receive subsidies. If you're worried about the cost of premiums, use our… Read more

President Obama with staff.

Will you receive an Obamacare premium subsidy?

The ACA's premium subsidies are still available, and are much larger than they were in the first few years of ACA implementation. But many… Read more

About ACA cost-sharing subsidies.

The ACA’s cost-sharing subsidies

While the Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies help pay the cost of the health insurance itself, cost-sharing subsidies help to reduce… Read more

No family left behind.

How millions were left behind by ACA’s ‘family glitch’

Somewhere between two million and six million people are impacted by the family glitch. They are disproportionately lower-income, because… Read more

Deducting health insurance on 1040.

Self-employed health insurance deduction

It's important for the self-employed to know all the ways they can save a few dollars here and there. One obvious place to look is on their… Read more

Why Trump's move on CSRs is significant.

10 reasons cost-sharing reductions are YUGE news

If you're like the vast majority of consumers, you may be hearing about CSRs for the first time and wondering why these subsidies are so… Read more

Beware the subsidy cliff!

Beware Obamacare’s ‘subsidy cliff’

If you're facing a subsidy cliff, you may want to talk with an accountant to see if there's anything you can do to lower your modified… Read more

Premium subsidies are not going away.

Can you count on your Obamacare subsidy?

So let's revisit the question: Can you count on your Obamacare subsidies? In short, yes. Regardless of what you've heard about Obamcare —… Read more

The Obamacare coverage gap.

Is it possible to escape the coverage gap?

For healthy individuals in the coverage gap, one of the most obvious options is short-term health insurance. If you’re eligible, a… Read more

Desperately seeking cost-sharing reductions.

Desperately seeking cost-sharing reductions

In this segment, Louise Norris and fellow healthinsurance.org contributor Andrew Sprung explain the value of cost-sharing reduction (CSR)… Read more

Bronze health insurance plans?

For whom the (Bronze) bell tolls

Does it in fact make sense for anyone to buy a Bronze plan? A plan with a $5,000 or $6,000 deductible may save a person with at least… Read more