Health Care Marketplace


Fri September 13, 2013

Health care subsidies will reach deeply into Louisiana's middle class

Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, is concerned that many Louisianans don't realize they qualify for subsidies to pay for premiums offered through the health care marketplace.

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.

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