posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 12:13 PM
I am a college student and will be when the new health insurance exchanges open up. As such, my taxable income is really only grants and scholarships,
totaling a little less than $10,000 a year, which is 87% of the poverty level and would have granted me access to Medicaid.
Idaho is rejecting the Medicaid expansion though, and I've been looking around for days now to see what's going to happen to me. Most of what I've
read says that the premium tax credits only apply if you are making at least 133% of the poverty level, which I won't be--I'll be making quite a bit
Does this put me in a gray area where I will be eligible for neither Medicare nor the premium tax credits? If that's the case, I'd be paying more
for insurance than some families of four. Or am I interpreting this all wrong? HELP!