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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Study Finds 17 Million Eligible For Health Insurance Subsidy

Ashley Hentze, left, of Lakeland, Fla., gets help signing up for the Affordable Care Act from Kristen Nash, a volunteer with Enroll America, a private, non-profit organization running a grassroots campaign to encourage people to sign up for health care, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 After months of build-up, Florida residents can start shopping for health insurance on government-run online marketplaces as the key component of the Affordable Care Act goes live. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

Ashley Hentze, left, of Lakeland, Fla., gets help signing up for the Affordable Care Act from Kristen Nash, a volunteer with Enroll America, a private, non-profit organization running a grassroots campaign to encourage people to sign up for health care, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (Chris O’Meara/AP)

A new report released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that “17 million people who are now uninsured or who buy insurance on their own” will qualify for tax credits to offset the cost of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Larry Levitt, one of the authors of the report, joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss the findings.

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