Slipping Between Medicaid And Marketplace Coverage Can Leave Consumers Confused

(By – Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News)

For people whose income changes shift them above or below the Medicaid threshold during the year, navigating their health insurance coverage can be confusing. Ditto for lower income people who live in states that may expand Medicaid this year.

Under the health law, states can expand Medicaid coverage to adults with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level (about $16,000 for an individual). Thirty states and the District of Columbia have done so.

This week I answered three questions from readers about how Medicaid interacts with plans on the health insurance marketplaces. Read more…

 

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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