26M people eligible for health exchange tax credits

A new report from advocacy group Families USA shows that almost 26 million people will be eligible for tax credits, which will help offset the cost of premiums and enable more consumers to buy health insurance through the new online marketplaces, The Hill's Healthwatch reported. That means more business for insurers when the health insurance exchanges go live later this year. "The tax credit subsidies are a game changer," Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack said during a conference call with reporters. "They will make health coverage affordable for a huge number of uninsured families who would have been priced out of the coverage they need." Article

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