Obamacare and the Federal Poverty Levelby Denise Early on May. 28, 2013, under Health
Who gets help from Medicaid (AHCCCS in Arizona) and who gets help with their health insurance premiums under Obamacare? It all depends on a person’s, or a family’s income in relation to the federal poverty level.
An individual or a family will get help with their health insurance premiums if their income is between 133% and 400% of the federal poverty level (FPL).
In addition to getting help with health insurance premiums, some people will get help with co-pays that are part of their health insurance plan. Individuals or families making less than 200% of the federal poverty level (but higher than 133%) will get this help if they enroll in a Silver plan. (I guess I need to explain the coverage levels next.)
Here is a chart that shows the FPL changes based on the number of people in a family.