One of the things that the Rhoads Agency is best at is helping people to qualify for federal money (that tax credit subsidy). When you’re buying health insurance, that difference is dramatic.

How much subsidy you qualify for is derived from the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) chart. To qualify for a subsidy, your household’s income must be at least 100% or above the FPL, but not above 400% FPL. The two biggest factors for calculating where you fall on the FPL are your income, and your household size. Listen to Dan’s new podcast, Struggling to Success, here:

ACA premiums rising beyond reach of older, middle-class consumers

Sixty-year-olds with a $50,000 income must pay at least one-fifth of what they earn for the least expensive premiums for health plans in Affordable Care Act marketplaces across a broad swath of the Midwest, the analysis shows. In much of the country, those premiums require at least one-sixth of such people’s income.

And that’s just the beginning. I’ve seen plans as high as $4400/month! Obamacare is too expensive.

So what do you do? Well, let me give you my perspective.

Yes, there should be options that cover pre-existing conditions, and I’m concerned for uninsured people out there who will be caught in the trap should the ACA become unsustainable.

But, THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES. Talk to me. Get health insurance BEFORE your health takes a turn for the worst.

I have plans and options that are affordable and can stay with you until you turn 65 and get Medicare.