Good health insurance is expensive, and its cost is out of reach for many 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 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) includes
provisions to lower premiums and cost-sharing obligations for people with low and modest incomes. The adequacy of this
assistance will be a key determinant of how many people will gain coverage and whether or not lower income people will be
able to use the health insurance they obtain.
This summary describes the financial assistance provided under PPACA for people purchasing coverage on their own
through health insurance exchanges. Expanded coverage for low income people through Medicaid and CHIP and new tax
credits for small businesses offering health insurance are addressed in other reports. Download and read the pdf document for more details....
Coming soon, more info on Covered California (formerly California Health Benefit Exchange).