What Happens If the ACA’s Tax Credits Are Replaced with Premium Support?

eAlert 7163e44a-72e6-42f9-90b6-e77f4a41bacb

<p>The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance tax credits are designed to limit the premium contributions made by marketplace enrollees to a percentage of their income. Critics seeking to repeal and replace the law have instead advanced the idea of “premium support,” which would provide enrollees with a fixed subsidy amount—regardless of their premium costs. </p><p>In a new analysis for <em>The Commonwealth Fund Blog</em>, Evan Saltzman of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Christine Eibner of RAND discuss how premium-support models could place financial burdens on low-income and older individuals. This post is the third in a series analyzing proposals that seek to change provisions in the ACA.</p>

http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/newsletters/ealerts/2015/nov/what-happens-if-the-acas-tax-credits-are-replaced-with-premium-support Read the post