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Insurance Subsidies Will Be Common

Nearly half of all individuals and families expected to turn to health insurance exchanges for insurance policies under the Affordable Care Act will be entitled to federal subsidies to help pay their premiums.

Those subsidies will average more than $5500 per family and cover two-thirds of a premium’s overall cost.

These subsidies will be critical for urban safety-net hospitals, which currently find themselves providing significant amounts of uncompensated care to low-income but working individuals and families that cannot afford health insurance today.

These were among the findings of a recent Kaiser Family Foundation analysis.  Read more about the analysis and the future that awaits individuals and families in the new individual health insurance market in this CQ HealthBeat articleHealth Care Reform/Flag presented by the Commonwealth Fund.

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