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  •  So you are saying (0+ / 0-)

    that if my 4-person family has an income of $23,550 or less, we will qualify for insurance under a Federal exchange even if we live in one of the idiot states (FL) not doing the Medicaid expansion? If the Federal government decides to set up an exchange here?

    •  Not quite (0+ / 0-)

      That $23,550 would be the lower cutoff (give or take a few dollars) for the family of four to qualify for subsidized insurance on the exchange.  Remember that the lower cutoff is the poverty level -- the expectation was that anyone below that amount would be covered by the Medicaid expansion.

      Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

      by TexasTom on Sat May 04, 2013 at 09:16:57 PM PDT

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      •  So the answer is no. (0+ / 0-)

        If I fall in that income category below $23550, we get nothing. Even if the Federal government sets up an exchange. Correct?

        •  Correct, depending on family size (0+ / 0-)

          The lower cutoff is the poverty line, which varies by family size.  Below that, nothing -- except for people who are in states that accept the Medicaid expansion.  Unfortunately, that's not the case in either your state (Indiana) or mine (Texas).

          The problem is that the Supreme Court blew a big hole in the ACA when they made the Medicaid expansion voluntary at the state level.

          Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

          by TexasTom on Sun May 05, 2013 at 09:06:30 AM PDT

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