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Half who now buy own health coverage to get aid, study finds
Modern Healthcare

About half the people who now buy their own health insurance—and potentially would face higher premiums next year under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law—would qualify for federal tax credits to offset rate shock, according to a new private study.

Many other people, however, earn too much money to be eligible for help, and could end up paying more. The estimate, released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, tries to answer one of the biggest remaining questions about the impact of Obama’s law on American families: Will consumers wince — or even balk — when they see the premiums for the new plans?