11.5 Million Could Theoretically Lose Access to Coverage if States Opt Out of Medicaid Expansion

By: Friday July 6, 2012 8:19 am

The Supreme Court ruled that states can’t before forced to expand Medicaid with the threat of losing their current Medicaid money. This makes it easy for states to choose to opt in or opt out of the Medicaid expansion provision in the Affordable Care Act, which would expand coverage to everyone up to 138 percent of the poverty line. While people above 100 percent of the poverty line would still be eligible for exchange subsidies, those below it could be left in an insurance no man’s land.

 

Mandate Has little Impact on What Exchange Users Would Pay for Insurance

By: Wednesday March 28, 2012 12:40 pm

The individual mandate will actually have almost no impact on what a majority of people using the new exchanges would pay for health insurance. That’s because for most people using the new exchanges, their cost of insurance will be determined by the affordable tax credits. According to the CBO’s projections, roughly 60 percent of people getting insurance in the non-group market will qualify for affordability tax credits.

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