I have a friend who needs health insurance badly but cannot afford the premiums, so I have been keeping up with the developments on her behalf.
Today, The Washington Post posted a “frequently asked questions” section on the new health care / insurance reform bill as it stands now.
Case in point…
— My family has income of about $60,000, but we haven’t been able to afford health insurance. Can we get it now? You might be eligible for government subsidies to help you pay for private insurance that will be sold in the health exchanges that will begin operation in 2014. Premium subsidies will be available for families with incomes from $29,327 to $88,000. But there’s no help until then.
More info: washingtonpost.com