|By Harold Brubaker, The Philadelphia Inquirer|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
"There are more than 43 categories of eligibility" in
Following is a look at who now has health insurance through
Most eligibility criteria are based on individual or household income relative to the federal poverty level. An individual with less than
To qualify, a family must have annual income of less than 50 percent of the poverty level, Balaban said. For a parent and three children, that would have been less than
In December, 414,042 adults and their children were eligible for coverage through this category.
The biggest group to qualify for
Finally, 217,753 qualified for cash assistance and
For childless adults who are not disabled, there is no option, even for the very poor, under current
at 215-854-4651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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