Will Obamacare Help You? This Calculator Will Help You Find Out

Healthcare exchange screen shot. Credit: WPLN / Mack Linebaugh

Healthcare exchange screen shot.

The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges are required to open today, October 1st. Rather than operate its own exchange, Tennessee opted to allow the federal government to operate one its behalf.

Nearly all Americans will be required to have health insurance starting January 1, 2014, or face a tax penalty. Many people aren’t sure if they qualify for subsidized plans and have no clear idea of how much insurance might cost.

This localized calculator produced in collaboration with the Kaiser Family Foundation allows you to plug in some of your financial and demographic info and find out if you qualify for an insurance exchange subsidy and how much you might have to pay.

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