Free 'Obamacare' for older, poorer in nearly all counties
November 3, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — Older people with low incomes nearly everywhere would have access to free "Obamacare" health coverage next year, according to a study Thursday that found the Trump administration's efforts to undercut the Affordable Care Act have broad unintended consequences.
The analysis by the consulting firm Avalere Health found that in nearly 98 percent of counties served by HealthCare.gov, a 50-year-old making about $18,000 a year would be able to get a basic "bronze" plan for no monthly premium in 2018.
A four-person household headed by a hypothetical 50-year-old could make nearly...