Study: 17 Million People Eligible for Subsidies

According to a new Kaiser Family Foundation study, 17 million people who are currently uninsured or buy their own health insurance will be eligible for tax credits to help purchase health coverage. More than a third of those eligible reside in either California, Texas or Florida. These three states also have the highest numbers of uninsured residents and the largest amount of people eligible for tax credits.

A different study from the McKinsey Center for U.S. Health System Reform found that six to seven million people may be eligible to use their federal subsidies to cover the entire premium of the lowest priced plan (the bronze plan).  Although bronze plans are the least expensive, they require the most out-of-pocket costs.

The Kaiser Family Foundation study estimates that approximately 29 million people may be able to buy coverage on the exchanges.  The amount of tax credit each person receives depends on certain factors such as their family income.

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Affordable Care Act Implementation Timeline

As anticipation builds, many people are still unaware of the implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it will affect them.  In fact, according to a Kaiser Foundation Health Tracking Poll, four in ten Americans are unaware that the ACA is still a law and nearly two in ten believe it has been repealed by Congress or overturned by the Supreme Court. PwCHealth released an informative graphic that lays out a timeline of Obama’s 2010 health reform law.

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More Seniors Living In Poverty

An alternative census estimate shows more of America’s seniors, 1 in 7, are living in poverty. The estimate, which takes into account health spending and regional cost of living, could increase under some proposals to reform Medicare. Analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation released earlier this week breaks this poverty data down for seniors by state.

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Study: Healthcare Costs To Grow With Economy

According to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a stronger U.S. economy will contribute to a rise in the growth of healthcare costs over the next six years, ending the current record-breaking slowdown. In fact, the results show by 2019, annual healthcare cost growth will be closer to historic averages.

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Americans Still Confused About Health Reform

HMS Healthcare Management SolutionsAccording to a poll released earlier this month by the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly six in 10 Americans say they still don’t have enough information to understand how the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will affect them while more than two-thirds of people without health insurance report they don’t have enough information.

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Poll: Americans Oppose Medicare Cuts

A poll released yesterday by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RJWF) and Harvard School of Public Health reveals most Americans want quick action to reduce the deficit, but almost 60% oppose cutting Medicare spending to achieve that goal.

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Study: Governors Making It Easier To Apply For Medicaid

According to a study released yesterday by the Kaiser Family Foundation, state governors across the country are making it easier for people to apply for coverage in the state-federal program for the poor, despite the reluctance of some to expand Medicaidnext year under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

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