Usamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar la navegación y mostrar publicidad personalizada según su navegación. Si continua navegando consideramos que acepta nuestra política de cookies.
Register your Blog
( What is this? )
I Home I More views Today I Nature Videos I xxx I xxx I xxx I xxx I Register your Blog I

Still without health insurance and not eligible for Medicaid" Chances are 4 in 10 you can get a free policy (with big deductible)

Nature News
Add to Flipboard Magazine. Fuente: Kentucky Health News - View all news from this site
Still without health insurance and not eligible for Medicaid" Chances are 4 in 10 you can get a free policy (with big deductible) Still without health insurance and not eligible for Medicaid" Chances are 4 in 10 you can get a free policy (with big deductible)

Still without health insurance and not eligible for Medicaid" Chances are 4 in 10 you can get a free policy (with big deductible)

By Melissa Patrick
Kentucky Health News

Premiums are higher for health insurance through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but federal subsidies mean the total cost will be about the same. And many people will qualify for subsidies large enough to completely pay for a low-cost "bronze" plan -- or make it less than the penalty for not having health insurance.

To find an application assister or a sign-up event in
your county, go to now, the ACA is still the law of the land, despite repeated efforts this year to repeal and replace it, and that means everyone is required to have health insurance in 2018 or risk paying a tax penalty, with some very limited exceptions.

The 2018 penalty is $695 per adult and $347.50 per child, with a maximum of $2,085 per family or 2.5 percent of the household's income.

The Kaiser Family Foundation is encouraging the 10 percent of Americans who are still uninsured to make sure they know what it would cost to sign up for a health plan this year. The foundation says its recent analysis of plans for 2018 found that about four in 10 could be obtained at no cost.

The foundation found that "more than half of the 10.7 million people who are uninsured and eligible to purchase an Affordable Care Act marketplace plan in 2018 could pay less in premiums for health insurance than they would owe as an individual mandate tax penalty for lacking coverage."

It added, "Within that 5.8 million, about 4.5 million (42 percent of the total) could obtain a bronze-level plan at no cost in 2018, after taking income-related premium tax credits into account. "

According to Kaiser, 265,000 Kentuckians were uninsured in 2016. Of those, 114,000 were eligible for Medicaid. The other 151,000 could have bought a plan on, and about 77,000 of those would have been eligible for a tax subsidy to help pay for their coverage.

Among the 80,000 Kentuckians with policies on the exchange, about 80 percent will qualify for a tax credit or subsidy to reduce their monthly payments. Though premiums have gone up this year, most people's cost will be about the same because the credits are calculated to offset premium increases.

Many in this group will also qualify for the low- or no-cost bronze plans. so they are advised to compare all of their options before simply re-enrolling in the same plan or allowing the system to automatically re-enroll them.

Bronze plans are likely to have high deductibles and/or co-payments, so health experts stress the importance of looking at the whole plan, not just the premium cost.

In a recent webinar, the Kaiser foundation encouraged the remaining 20 percent of Kentuckians who don't qualify for any help and who will likely see the largest increases in their premiums to look at plans off the exchange, because they could be less expensive.

The foundation offers an easy-to-use individual mandate penalty calculator&nb...


Source of news: Kentucky Health News
Source of publication: 12-11-2017 16:03
visto: 0

If you liked this article you might be interested in these..

Recommended Video section of our Nature Videos - Watch More Videos in Nature Videos

Rare Video: Whales Engage in Three-Way Mating Ritual | National Geographic

Go TO TV Nature Videos

If you liked this article you might be interested in these..

What is the History of Thanksgiving" | National Geograp

What does the Thanksgiving holiday celebrate" Learn about the first encounter between the Pilgrims and Native Americans in 1621, their surprising rela ...
23-11-2017 16:12

D'Legends Bar: Austria Week with Chef Markus Fasser

From Tyrol to TTDI: Austrian chef Markus Fasser returns for a second year to Taman Tun Dr Ismail\'s D\'Legends Bar, bringing a dozen authentic Aust ...
23-11-2017 16:07

Zur Tini @ Oberammergau, Germany

Oberammergau is a charming Bavarian town, known for its fairy tale frescoes, woodcarvers and Passion Play productions. Even the eateries demonstrate a ...
23-11-2017 16:07

Of course we need to save endangered species: a response

I spend a lot of time thinking about the related topics of conservation, biodiversity, and evolution, so I was interested to see an editorial in the W ...
23-11-2017 16:06

Busy Garden Quiet Hill

Mild, wet & windy, 14°, breezy SSW.A somewhat fruitless walk out to Lollingdon today with a stiff wind and almost constant light rain.Typical????.as s ...
23-11-2017 16:04

My Soul ...

My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth\'s loveliness.~Michelangelo Buonarroti ...
23-11-2017 16:04


Taking NAFTA to the Next Level for AgBy Zippy DuvallAgriculture will be front and center in the recently launched North American Free Trade Agreement ...
23-11-2017 16:04

Giving Tuesday

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Urges Support for #AgGives Campaign on #GivingTuesdayWashington-The American Farm Bureau Foundation fo ...
23-11-2017 16:04

Update on Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services

The final implementation of the controversial 2014 Federal Home and Community-Based Settings rule has been delayed by the Centers of Medicare and Medi ...
23-11-2017 16:04

Risk factors for cancer in the United States

IMAGE: Population attributable fraction of cancer deaths by risk factor; men, women, and combined. view more  Credit: American ...
23-11-2017 16:04

Any physical activity in elderly better than none at all for

Any physical activity in the elderly is better than none at all for reducing cardiovascular risk, according to ...
23-11-2017 16:04

Leaving the house every day may help older adults live longe

In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of community-dwelling individuals aged ...
23-11-2017 16:04

Low-salt & heart-healthy dash diet as effective as drugs for

A study of more than 400 adults with prehypertension, or stage 1 high blood pressure, found ...
23-11-2017 16:04

High-intensity exercise boosts memory

The health advantages of high-intensity exercise are widely known but new research from McMaster University points to another major benefit: better ...
23-11-2017 16:04

Opening windows and doors may improve sleep

A recent Indoor Air study found that opening windows or doors before going to bed can reduce carbon dioxide lev ...
23-11-2017 16:04

State health department declares outbreak of hepatitis A, a

State and local health officials are working to contain an outbreak of hepatitis, comprising 31 cases in 13 counties, largely in the Louisville area b ...
23-11-2017 16:04

Secretary of State Grimes forms group to push for legalizati

A task force to get medical marijuana legalized in Kentucky held its first meeting Nov. 21 and plans to meet again in December to review legislation t ...
23-11-2017 16:04

Kentucky School Boards Association says it will support any

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health NewsUsually opposed to statewide mandates on schools, the Kentucky School Boards Association says it will support an ...
23-11-2017 16:04

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Will California's 100% renewables goal g

Will California\'s 100% renewables goal survive the political process" With current clean energy goals in sight, liberal lawmakers are pushing the sta ...
23-11-2017 16:04

ORIGINAL REPORTING: What makes a successful utility-led comm

What makes a successful utility-led community solar program" An examination of shared solar programs across the country reveals diverse pathways to su ...
23-11-2017 16:04

Fecal Matters: Dakwas Park Beach and Front Street Beach are

BEACH Program Update November 22, 2017, the Makah BEACH Program has re-opened Dakwas Park Beach, Neah Bay and Front Street Beach, East to water co ...
23-11-2017 16:03

How Did the 'Unsinkable' Titanic End Up at the Bottom of the

Over a hundred years ago, the Titanic sank beneath the Atlantic Ocean in less than three hours. Hailed as the most beautiful ship of her time, Titanic ...
22-11-2017 16:12

Ayahuasca: See How This Popular Drug Affects Jaguars in the

Deep in the Amazon rain forest, use of the ayahuasca plant is on the rise. It?s a hallucinogen that puts users in an altered state of mind, which some ...
22-11-2017 16:12

Watch a Rescue Effort to Save 10 Stranded Whales | National

Rescuers rushed to save ten 45-ton sperm whales that beached themselves on an Indonesian shore. ? Subscribe: About Nati ...
22-11-2017 16:12

Lily's Homemade

Fans of chunky sausages might want to check out Lily\'s Homemade, which prides itself primarily on products independently made with premium pork, free ...
22-11-2017 16:07

Baan Rao @ Petaling Jaya

With countless Thai restaurants scattered throughout Greater Kuala Lumpur, it can be challenging to stand out. Baan Rao does so naturally, keeping thi ...
22-11-2017 16:07

Air Fried Smoky Montreal Steak with Herb Butter

This is an awesome complete steak meal fully done with the air fryer! The mixed vegetable and mushrooms are seasoned with McCormick Perfect Pinch Seas ...
22-11-2017 16:06

Gluten-Free Turkey & Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Enchiladas for the Holidays!Today is a day just like any other out here in the New Mexico hinterland. There were big-eared rabbits eating breakfast ( ...
22-11-2017 16:06

A ?Warbler Walk?

A little belatedly posted to the blog, but many thanks to Julia Sey and David Camp for sending in their report following their visit with “Warbl ...
22-11-2017 16:04

TODAY?S STUDY: Is peak oil demand coming soon"

Peak oil demand: just around the corner" October 2017 (Wood Mackenzie) The market used to worry about peak oil supply. Now the focus has shifted to ...
22-11-2017 16:04

QUICK NEWS, November 21: Online Deniers Falsely Used NASA St

Online Deniers Falsely Used NASA Study About Antarctic Melt No, NASA Antarctica study didn?t discredit climate change science Amy Sherman, November 2 ...
22-11-2017 16:04

Sweet Potato Biscuits ? Before or After

I originally planned for these sweet potato biscuits to be this year?s Thanksgiving leftover recipe, but they came out so well, I decided to upgrade t ...
22-11-2017 16:04

Leopard Mauls Four People in Schoolhouse | National Geograph

This leopard snuck into a primary school in Guwahati, India. In the process it mauled four people, all of whom have survived. Officials prepared to tr ...
21-11-2017 16:09

The 5 Musketeers Have an Impala Feast ? Day 62 | Safari Live

Join us on a LIVE African safari in the Maasai Mara as experts guide us through the bush in search of lions, elephants, buffalo and more wild animals. ...
21-11-2017 16:09

New Branch: Chequers @ Solaris Mont Kiara

After three years of serving up American-inspired comfort fare in TTDI, KL\'s top venue for elaborate waffle creations has launched its second outpost ...
21-11-2017 16:05

How Can We Quantify the Strength of Migratory Connectivity&q

Technological advancements in the past 20 years or so have spurred rapid growth in the study of migratory connectivity (the linkage of individuals and ...
21-11-2017 16:04

Such a Miracle...

Such a miracle ? this Universe, this existence!I can feel a hint of this vastness, this Divinity in my Soul, but have no words to describe. When we ...
21-11-2017 16:03

Tax Cut and Jobs Act

House Poised to Take Up Farm Bureau-supported Tax BillWashinton--The lower individual tax rates and the new business tax rate contained in the Tax Cut ...
21-11-2017 16:03

Slower walking speed helps predict chronic illness, hospital

Problems with balance, walking speed, and muscle strength become more common as we age, and can lead to disability. In fact, studies show that for o ...
21-11-2017 16:03

TODAY?S STUDY: How Green Is The Tech World"

Guide to Greener Electronics 2017 October 17, 2017 (Greenpeace) Executive Summary There is no question that smartphones, PCs, and other computing ...
21-11-2017 16:03



Would you like your blog and posts leave here?


News most viewed Today



BUTTER MARINADE FOR STEAKSI love frying my Rib-Eye steaks in a pan, but in order to do that, I find Butter Marinades are awesome! Sometimes I don?t have fresh parsley or thyme on hand to make a special marinade.  So, then I resort to this one and it... -
Rent and drive a car in South Korea - practical tips

Rent and drive a car in South Korea - practic...

Let me make one thing clear: without a car you are definitly unable to experience real Korea and go to places off the beaten track. Even trying to visit famous tea plantation in Boseong (southern part of the country) by the public transport is a... -
Histology Zoo

Histology Zoo

Incidental Findings in your Reproductive Organsby i?histoA rooster from prostata, a dolphin from placenta, a whale from breast and a swan from cervix. Read more. i heart histoSource: i hert histo -


MOST AUTHENTIC GLUTEN-FREE, LOW-CARB PIZZA CRUST ? BACON CHEESEBURGER PIZZA TOPPINGSWe think this pizza crust is very close to the real thing when freshly baked.  Leftovers should be warmed in a non-stick pan with a little olive oil (gives a crispy... -
CNY 2015 ???? Auspicious Vegetables

CNY 2015 ???? Auspicious Vegetables

3 more days to 2015 Chinese Lunar New Year! While indulging on all the yummy goodies and food, remember to eat more greens too! Stay healthy while feasting out! ^0^ I\'ve picked these 2 lovely looking vegetables as they are usually available... -
My Charcoal & Edesia 21 @ Damansara Heights

My Charcoal & Edesia 21 @ Damansara Heights

Checking out a couple of neighbourhood newbies in Bukit Damansara, starting with My Charcoal Bar, a barbecue joint that replaces Ka Soh Seafood Restaurant on the Kasah F&B strip.My Charcoal boasts a reasonably interesting repertoire that spans both... -


MY BEST PEANUT BUTTER COOKIESThese are large, substantial cookies. I think perhaps they are my best Peanut Butter Cookies.  Although, there was another that I liked very much from memory (I want to make them again and compare notes) - over here... -
New Menu: Sapore @ Ampang

New Menu: Sapore @ Ampang

Nine months after becoming one of Persiaran Ampang\'s latest dining destinations, Sapore has shored up its Spanish-meets-Italian selection with fresh temptations that convinced us to return. Sapore\'s Chef Fabio Ruggiero knows all about... -
Bottle Haus @ Telawi, Bangsar

Bottle Haus @ Telawi, Bangsar

Bangsar\'s welcoming new watering hole is a sanctuary of spirits, its shelves spilling with Cognac, whisky, gin, vodka & more. Grab a bottle of South African Pinotage or India pale ale, pay at the counter & enjoy your beverage with light bites... -
Iggo @ Shah Alam

Iggo @ Shah Alam

Risotto buffs might like Iggo, which serves a trio of creamy rice recipes, including with tender shredded lamb shank topped with asparagus (RM19.90+) & flavoursome Cajun-spiced prawns & spinach (RM17.90+) - piping-hot comfort fare at lower prices... -

More Blogs

Thenatureworld Directory
- Insert Blog