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AMERICA’S HEALTH INSURANCE (Part 3) - THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT 2017 (AHCA)- The Winners and Lose

Updated: Aug 29

Prior to the ACA,aka Obamacare, it was difficult in most states for those without children to get Medicaid, called Medi-Cal in California. A citizen needed at least one child and income between zero and 106% of the federal poverty level. For example, in 2013, a family of two would qualify if they earned $16,440 and under; a family of three by making $20,702 and under; a family of four earning $24,963 and under, and so on.


Post ACA,the House-approved American Health Care Act 2017 (AHCA) would increase the income level to 133% of the federal poverty level in most states regardless of how many children a taxpayer claims. So far, 32 states and the District of Columbia expanded Medicaid, including California, which extended Medi-Cal’s level to 138%. This income level would increase contingent on the number of dependents. A single person making $16,643 or less in California qualifies. A family of two, based on their tax return, would qualify if they make $22,411 and under; a family of three making $28,180 and under; a family of four at $33,948 and under, etc. Read More



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