Capsules: In Some States, Most Early Marketplace Enrollees Qualify For Medicaid

Now on Kaiser Health News’ blog, Phil Galewitz reports: "Many of the uninsured are poor, and applicants don’t have to pay anything to sign up for Medicaid. Shoppers applying for private health coverage through the marketplace have to pay their first monthly premium before they are fully enrolled. Their first payment must be made by Dec. 15 for coverage to take effect Jan. 1. Most are expected to be eligible for some tax credits, up front, to help pay the monthly premiums" (Galewitz, 10/22). Check out what else is on the blog.

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