Under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, rural Oklahomans get an average tax credit of
However, under the repeal plan, these residents would likely see a 62 percent reduction, receiving only
The average tax credit in high-cost states would fall sharply under the House plan. Enrollees in 11 states would see their tax credits cut by more than half, and people in seven states --
Generally, people who are older, lower-income, or live in high-premium areas (like
Conversely, some people who are younger, higher-income, or live in low-premium areas (like
Most current Healthcare.gov enrollees have lower incomes:
About 66% of have incomes at or below 250% of poverty (approximately
About 36% of enrollees are under age 35, 37% are age 35 to 54, and 27% are 55 or older.
Both the ACA and the American Health Care Act include tax credits in their approach. However, the law and the proposal calculate credit amounts differently: the ACA takes family income, local cost of insurance, and age into account, while the replacement proposal bases tax credits only on age, with a phase out for individuals with incomes above
To see a county breakdown of the differences in tax credits under Affordable Care Act versus the American Health Care Act, visit this map by the
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