Report: 17M eligible for premium tax credits

More than 17 million people who are uninsured or who buy coverage on their own will be eligible for premium tax credits under healthcare reform next year, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report. Texas, California and Florida each have more than 1 million tax-credit-eligible residents while Vermont and the District of Columbia have the least tax-credit-eligible individuals, at 27,000 and 9,500, respectively, the report noted.  Because the premiums for marketplace coverage vary by age in most states, people with the same income but different ages will qualify for different premium tax credit amounts. Report

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