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Managing poverty income to get a health subsidy
San Francisco Chronicle

My Sunday column focused on ways people could lower their 2014 income enough to qualify for tax-subsidized health insurance on a state-run exchange. Today’s column is for people with the opposite issue – their income is too low to buy an exchange policy with a tax subsidy. Unless they increase their income above a certain threshold, their options are to enroll in Medicaid (called Medi-Cal in California) or pay full price for health insurance.