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Under new affordability initiatives enacted by the Governor and Legislature (SB 78 (Chapter 38, Statutes of 2019) and SB 106 (Chapter 55, Statutes of 2019), California will build on the success of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and bring quality care within reach of more people.
California will be the first state in the nation to provide state subsidies to many middle-income consumers who had previously not qualified for financial help because they exceeded federal income requirements. In addition, hundreds of thousands of lower-income consumers will also receive additional financial help on top of the federal assistance they currently receive to help them obtain and keep their coverage. California also reversed the federal undercutting of the Affordable Care Act and restored the law that requires consumers get health insurance if the cost of coverage does not exceed a certain percentage of their income.
Who will qualify?
An estimated 235,000 middle-income Californians who previously did not qualify for financial help because they exceeded federal income requirements. They will be eligible to receive an average of $172 per household per month, which will help them save an average of 23 percent off their current premiums.
Now, a single person earning up to $75,000/year and a family of four can make up to $150,000/year and still qualify for an additional tax credit.
What do I need to do?
All you need to do is shop your insurance coverage with Covered California to see if you will get a discount. After that, you can decide if that will work better for you or if you should continue doing what you have being doing in the past.
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