Helping families afford health insurance in 2014
With 2014’s fast approaching implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” many Americans are wondering how much their health insurance will cost. CAA’s Matt Jewett recently spoke on a conference call releasing a Families USA report showing that 570,000 Arizonans will be eligible for tax credits to help pay for their health insurance premiums in 2014. The tax credits, which help those earning up to four times the federal poverty level (approximately $94,000 annually for a family of four), will go into place regardless of whether the legislature decides to restore and expand AHCCCS coverage as Governor Brewer has proposed. The new tax credits will help Arizonans of all ages, including 150,000 children in our state, afford health insurance. Data is also provided on how many Arizonans will receive the credits by county.
Children’s Action Alliance and our partners will be ready to help families and answer questions as enrollment for the new health insurance marketplaces – called exchanges – starts on October 1.