Who’s Getting Obamacare Subsidies? Trump VotersMay 17, 2017 |
by Paige Winfield Cunningham
President Trump will hurt his own voters if he refuses to fund Obamacare subsidies that help low-income people afford extra insurance costs beyond just their monthly premiums.
Even with federal subsidies, health insurance can still be impossibly expensive for low-income people if they actually want to visit the doctor. That’s why the Affordable Care Act requires insurers to discount extra, out-of-pocket expenses like copays and deductibles for people who earn less than $29,700 annually (the bar is $60,750 for a family of four).