Nov 05, 2013 2:20 AM GMT
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/11/04/business/under-health-care-act-millions-eligible-for-free-policies.html?smid=tw-shareAs many as seven million people could qualify for subsidies that would cover the entire cost of a health insurance plan under Obamacare, according to three independent estimates, as reported in The New York Times. The lowest tier of health plans on the exchanges, the Bronze plans, often come with premiums low enough to be completely covered by subsidies...
Dante Olivia Smith, a lighting designer from Manhattan, learned that federal subsidies would allow her to buy a bronze plan for $24 a month.
“It was astounding,” she said. “I almost started crying, and called my mom.”
In the end, however, she went with a silver plan for $91 a month that included dental and vision coverage. Ms. Smith, who is 30, said she opted for the more comprehensive plan because of her work, which requires her to climb ladders and use power tools...
...This is a far less sexy story than the tiny percentage of people losing their current plans and having to may more for new, better ones, because it's not all about how horrible the law is. It's probably not going to be all over the news like those other stories, but it is all about what this law was supposed to do: make health insurance affordable for as many people as possible.