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Explaining health care reform: questions about health insurance subsidies

Series Title(s):
Issue brief (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
Contributor(s):
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, issuing body.
Publication:
Menlo Park, CA : Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, November 2017
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Cost Sharing -- economics
Cost Sharing -- statistics & numerical data
Health Insurance Exchanges -- economics
Health Insurance Exchanges -- statistics & numerical data
Financing, Personal
Health Care Reform -- economics
Health Care Reform -- statistics & numerical data
Insurance Coverage -- economics
Insurance Coverage -- statistics & numerical data
Taxes
Humans
United States
United States.
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
Health insurance can be expensive, and is therefore often out of reach for lower and moderate income families, particularly if they are not offered health benefits at work. To make coverage obtainable for families that otherwise could not afford it and to encourage broad participation in health insurance, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes provisions to lower premiums and out-of-pocket costs for people with low and modest incomes. The adequacy of this assistance will be a key determinant of how many people ultimately gain coverage and whether or not lower-income people will be able to use the health insurance they obtain. This brief provides an overview of the financial assistance provided under the ACA for people purchasing coverage on their own through health insurance Marketplaces (also called exchanges).
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (7 pages)).
NLM Unique ID:
101717333 (See catalog record)
Series Title(s):
Issue brief (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
Contributor(s):
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, issuing body.
Publication:
Menlo Park, CA : Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, November 2017
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Cost Sharing -- economics
Cost Sharing -- statistics & numerical data
Health Insurance Exchanges -- economics
Health Insurance Exchanges -- statistics & numerical data
Financing, Personal
Health Care Reform -- economics
Health Care Reform -- statistics & numerical data
Insurance Coverage -- economics
Insurance Coverage -- statistics & numerical data
Taxes
Humans
United States
United States.
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
Health insurance can be expensive, and is therefore often out of reach for lower and moderate income families, particularly if they are not offered health benefits at work. To make coverage obtainable for families that otherwise could not afford it and to encourage broad participation in health insurance, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes provisions to lower premiums and out-of-pocket costs for people with low and modest incomes. The adequacy of this assistance will be a key determinant of how many people ultimately gain coverage and whether or not lower-income people will be able to use the health insurance they obtain. This brief provides an overview of the financial assistance provided under the ACA for people purchasing coverage on their own through health insurance Marketplaces (also called exchanges).
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (7 pages)).
NLM Unique ID:
101717333 (See catalog record)