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Do I Qualify for Lower Health Coverage Costs?

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Publication Number: IS1993
View as PDF: IS1993.pdf

The new health insurance law, known as the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare), may offer new possibilities for you and your family. You may be eligible for financial help paying for your Marketplace insurance premium cost if your income is in the following range:


Number of People in Your Household

1 2 3 4 5 6
You may qualify for lower premiums on a Marketplace insurance plan if your yearly income in 2016 will be between … $11,770 –
$15,930 –
$20,090 –
$24,250 –


You may qualify for lower premiums AND lower out-of-pocket costs for Marketplace insurance if your yearly income in 2016 will be between … $11,770 –
$15,930 –
$20,090 –
$24,250 –



Income ranges change every year.

You might not qualify for any of the Marketplace savings programs if your income, according to the number of people in your household, is below the lower amounts listed in the appropriate column above.


To get additional information on Marketplace health insurance or to enroll, you may
call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY 1-855-889-4325) or visit

If you prefer one-on-one local assistance from someone specially trained to help you
understand your choices, determine available financial support, and enroll, you may call one of the following:

Your local Community Health Center

Get Covered Mississippi
Mississippi Health Access Collaborative
(serving our 24 southernmost counties)

Health Help Mississippi

For a more complete list of locally available help, please visit

Information Sheet 1993 (POD-10-15)

By Bonnie Carew, PhD, Rural Health Program Leader, Mississippi State University Extension Service.

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