Families USA http://redriverradio.org en Health care subsidies will reach deeply into Louisiana's middle class http://redriverradio.org/post/health-care-subsidies-will-reach-deeply-louisianas-middle-class <p>Families USA, the Washington-based health care consumer advocacy group, says more than 353,000 Louisianans will be eligible for financial assistance to purchase premiums through the new health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. What’s more, according to executive director Ron Pollack, nearly 2 million Louisianans with pre-existing conditions won’t be denied coverage or charged higher premiums due to their health ailments.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:07:16 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 33426 at http://redriverradio.org Health care subsidies will reach deeply into Louisiana's middle class Report says thousands of Louisianans could qualify for insurance subsidies http://redriverradio.org/post/report-says-thousands-louisianans-could-qualify-insurance-subsidies <p>A new report estimates that nearly 353,000 Louisianans will be eligible for federal subsidies to offset the cost of a health insurance premium, making coverage affordable for lower-income families when the new health care law takes effect next year. But the head of the Louisiana Consumer Healthcare Coalition finds that many residents don’t understand how these "premium tax credits" work. Moriba Karamoko said even the word “tax” in the name has a very chilling effect.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:01:28 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 25740 at http://redriverradio.org