Regional road map to Obamacare

Maryland and the District have expanded Medicaid so that low-income adults can receive additional assistance with health-care costs. Virginia has opted out of the Medicaid expansion, providing no extra help for some of the state’s poorest citizens, who also are barred from buying subsidized policies on the new exchange. Read related article.

Where do you live?

How big is your family?

You qualify for Medicaid if your household income is less than . . .

Or you can qualify for reduced insurance premiums if your household income is higher than the Medicaid ceiling but less than . . .

The District

Maryland

Virginia

No kids

With kids

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

2

3

4

$22,980

$45,960

31,020

62,040

39,060

78,120

47,100

94,200

15,856

45,960

21,404

62,040

26,951

78,120

32,499

94,200

No help

11,490

45,960

No help

15,510

62,040

No help

4,653

15,510

62,040

No help

5,859

19,530

78,120

No help

7,065

23,550

94,200

Numbers indicate size of household, including adults.

NOTE: Figures are for non-disabled adults. Income eligibility thresholds are higher for children and pregnant women.

SOURCE: DC Health Link, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, Commonwealth of Virginia, Kaiser Family Foundation.

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