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Ask A CPA - Affordable Care Act - Individuals

What Are My Health Coverage Options If I’M Unemployed?

If you’re unemployed you may qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or lower costs on Marketplace insurance based on your income. Your household size and income, not your employment status, will determine what health coverage options you’re eligible for and how much help you get paying for coverage. When you apply for Marketplace coverage you will report your current income and estimate your income for 2014.

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