Study: 17 Million Eligible for Obamacare Subsidies

A Kaiser Family Foundation study breaks down the number of Americans eligible for premium tax credits in 2014 by state.

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National Journal
Sophie Novack
Nov. 5, 2013, 9:33 a.m.

A study re­leased by the Kais­er Fam­ily Found­a­tion on Tues­day es­tim­ates that about 17 mil­lion people who are cur­rently un­in­sured or who buy in­sur­ance on their own will be eli­gible for premi­um tax cred­its in 2014.

The study gives na­tion­al and state-by-state es­tim­ates of the num­ber of people who will be eli­gible for fed­er­al premi­um as­sist­ance un­der the Af­ford­able Care Act.

The found­a­tion es­tim­ates that about 29 mil­lion Amer­ic­ans are either un­in­sured or pur­chase in­sur­ance on their own. About 17 mil­lion of these have in­comes between 100 per­cent and 400 per­cent of the fed­er­al poverty level, mak­ing them eli­gible for gov­ern­ment sub­sidies when they en­roll in cov­er­age through the ex­changes.