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  •  So... the only income I can predict (4+ / 0-)
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    War on Error, ChemBob, wsexson, denise b

    with confidence is my social security, which places me on Medicaid. If I do find some work, how much and to whom would I repay?

    The rethugs are certainly the villains as regards the issue raised in the diary. But the whole-cut-the-baby-in-half approach to health insurance reform leaves the program and its potential beneficiaries vulnerable (and confused) for years to come...

    The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.

    by chuckvw on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 05:49:09 PM PDT

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    •  Use the FPL charts (4+ / 0-)
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      mmacdDE, chuckvw, SixSixSix, Betty Pinson

      Your payment is dependent on the Federal Poverty Level Chart

      It is worthwhile to guestimate your income as correctly as possible.

      This will explain

      What is the amount of the tax credit provided to people?

      But if you are 65 or older ACA doesn't apply to you.

      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 05:54:50 PM PDT

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      •  I am 62 and forced on early Social Security (7+ / 0-)

        by long term unemployment. My income currently is less than 12k. I will be on Medicaid and have no choice in the matter. How does one guesstimate as accurately as possible? I managed to get about 3k in temp work this past year, and no work in the past three months... If I find a job, will I be repaying Medicaid? Notifying the state of my new status in real time? If I don't find work, I won't be paying any tax next year.

        Probably pointless to speculate. Some day I'll be able to get on the site or contact someone by phone and get some answers.

        The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.

        by chuckvw on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 06:09:19 PM PDT

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        •  I've been wondering about that too, I think if (1+ / 0-)
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          you end making more that is enough to have a plan w/subsidies while having Medicaid, you just report it, and then you're allowed to enroll into an ACA subsidy plan. I think it's tilted towards helping folks out, not to coming after you. Would you be ineligible for Medicaid as soon as you had more income? I doubt that it would matter until the next enrollment period. Same with if you had an ACA subsidy plan and then your income moved up or down. Those are very good questions that I haven't heard how that's going to be done.

          •  I could make 3k and still be under (0+ / 0-)

            the limit. I hope with some passion that I'll have a job. I'll happily pay!

            I definitely agree that the intention is not to catch anyone out, but to help. The rethugs, of course,  would prefer to punish...

            The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.

            by chuckvw on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 11:08:39 AM PDT

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