Insuring Your Health: In Addition To Premium Credits, Health Law Offers Some Consumers Help Paying Deductibles And Co-Pays

In her latest Kaiser Health News consumer column, Michelle Andrews writes: "For the plans being sold through the online health insurance marketplaces next year, much of the discussion has been on tax credits that can reduce the monthly premium for people with incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level ($94,200 for a family of four in 2013). But the Affordable Care Act also established another type of financial assistance for people who buy plans on the marketplaces, also known as exchanges. Cost-sharing subsidies can substantially reduce the deductibles, copayments, coinsurance and total out-of-pocket spending limits for people with incomes up to 250 percent of the federal poverty level" (Andrews, 7/9). Read the column.

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