Uninsured young adults may qualify for high-deductible health coverage for $50 or less per month on state exchanges

Almost half of single young adults who are uninsured may qualify for coverage for $50 or less per month under federal health reform, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

HHS says young adults often qualify for lower costs on monthly premiums through tax credits based on family size and income. A single person’s income must not be more than $45,960 to qualify for a tax credit, according to the Kynect website, and lower-income families receive the most assistance.

The federal report examined the 34 federally facilitated and state-partnership marketplaces and found that 46 percent of single young adults (ages 18-34) who may be eligible for coverage could purchase a “bronze” plan with high a deductible for $50 per month or less after tax credits, and 66 percent may be able to pay $100 or less for coverage. The report also found that “an additional 1 million eligible uninsured young adults may qualify for Medicaid in the states that have opted to expand the program in 2014.”  (Read more)

Find out about your eligibility at Kynect, Kentucky’s online insurance marketplace.

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