pjbogart wrote: No, Huck. They won't even get a subsidy. You don't qualify for a subsidy unless you earn 138% of the poverty level. The expansion of Medicaid was supposed to provide insurance for those who earn less than 138% of poverty.
This is tricky and confusing. Your second statement is correct on intent of law, but acutally subsidies start at 100% due to language. Enjoy:http://www.governing.com/blogs/fedwatch ... stake.html
pjbogart wrote:I don't know... maybe Badgercare will fill the gap. I've never been on Medicaid or Badgercare, so I'm not sure about the details.
"BadgerCare" is just a brand name for Medicaid in WI.
People in the income band that you cite are going to be screwed, they can't afford the exchange.
Actually, experience suggests individuals who earn less than ~$22K find subsidized insurance difficult because of copays/deductibles.http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/won ... expensive/
BTW, Ohio has decided to expand Medicaid. This is huge good news. The Republican Governor, John Kasich, used a sneaky trick to bypass the legislature. The very pissed-off legislators are pushing back.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/2 ... 45559.html