Health Care Inbox: From Medicaid Eligibility To Tax Credits

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act draws even more questions than when the law was on the drawing board.i i

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The implementation of the Affordable Care Act draws even more questions than when the law was on the drawing board.

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act draws even more questions than when the law was on the drawing board.

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The new year is upon us, and with it a fuller implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The questions about the health care law haven’t slowed. Here are some of the latest queries and answers.

I live in Georgia. Our modified adjusted gross income is about $4,900 because our Social Security payments (about $27,000 a year) aren’t counted as income. When I phoned for information, I was told that we qualified for Medicaid. Our income is rental income. From what I could tell online, the assets themselves — houses — aren’t counted. However, I thought Medicaid does count assets, and then we wouldn’t qualify. I can’t get a concrete answer from anyone. Would we qualify for Medicaid or not?

Without knowing all the particulars

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/01/07/260442160/health-care-inbox-from-medicaid-eligibility-to-tax-credits?ft=1&f=131849999

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