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Number of People Eligible for Help With Buying Health Insurance under the Affordable Care Act

Understanding the Affordable Care Act Number of People Eligible for Help with Buying Health Insurance How many people will be eligible for a health insurance premium tax credit? Low- and middle-income people will make up more than half of those eligible for premium tax credits. 56% more than 25.7 million People with annual incomes between 200 and 400 percent of poverty (between $47,100 and $94,200 for a family of four in 2013) will constitute about 56 percent of those who will be eligible for premium tax credits. Help for working families The majority (88%) of people who will be eligible for premium tax credits will be working families. 88% 22.7 million people Help for all ages Young adults are the likeliest age group to be eligible for premium tax credits, making up more than 36 percent of all those who will be eligible. 36% Help for all races and ethnicities Of those who will be eligible for premium tax credits (percent): white, non-hispanics 58% 6 in 10 hispanic black, non-hispanics other minority groups 11% 23% American Indian, Aleut or Eskimo, Asian or Pacific Islander Source: "Help Is at Hand: New Health Insurance Tax Credits for Americans," Families USA, 2013 *Notes: Estimates prepared by The Lewin Group for Families USA (methodology available upon request). Data are for those with incomes below 400 percent of the federal poverty level. Numbers may not add due to rounding. www.FamiliesUSA.org Families USA, 2013

Number of People Eligible for Help With Buying Health Insurance under the Affordable Care Act

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A by-the-numbers breakdown of how many Americans will be eligible for health insurance premium tax credits under the Affordable Care Act.

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