Almost 12 Million Could Gain Financial Help Paying for Health Care

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Latinos have been one of the groups who have benefited the most from the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as over 4 million have obtained insurance since the law’s passing. During the current Open Enrollment session, the rate of uninsured Latinos is expected to lower even further. Research released by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has found that nearly half of the overall still uninsured Americans are unaware of tax credits that will help with coverage.

Millions of Americans are eligible for premium tax credits, which help ease the financial burden of purchasing healthcare coverage. Shopping for plans on HealthCare.gov can help even those with current insurance plans possibly get better deals.


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Currently, 8.8 million Americans who purchase health insurance through the Marketplace receive tax credits. Nearly 300,000 who didn’t get premium tax credits in 2016 could be eligible in 2017 because of adjusted financial assistance rates. Of the remaining nearly 9 million still uninsured Americans, 84% are also eligible for financial assistance.

Read more about Marketplace tax credits here.

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By The Numbers By The Numbers

25.1

percent

of Latinos remain without health insurance coverage

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