Who Qualifies for Obamacare?


Quick Answer

Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, is open to all U.S. residents and legal immigrants; however, not everyone qualifies for free or subsidized health care plans. Only those who qualify for Medicaid or meet income guidelines for subsidies get these benefits.

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Under this act, most people living in the United States must carry insurance coverage or pay a tax. Citizens and legal residents who do not qualify for a free or subsidized plan may still save money on a plan purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace over the plans offered by their employer or directly from an insurance company.

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