Slide 5. Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) for Addressing Health Inequalities in the United States

Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity: Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Communities of Color

Slide 5. Implications of PPACA for Addressing Health Inequalities in the United States.

Insurance coverage expansions:

  • Expand Medicaid income eligibility to 133% of the Federal poverty level (FPL) (some States have set eligibility well below 20% of FPL).
  • Employers with 50 or more employees must offer coverage or pay a penalty for Full Time Equivalents (FTEs) receiving tax credit to purchase insurance.
  • Small employers with fewer than 25 employees are eligible for tax credit to purchase insurance (among workers in small firms, 57% of Hispanics, 40% of African Americans, 40% of American Indians, and 36% of Asian Americans are uninsured).

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Slide 5. Implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) for Addressing Health Inequalities in the United States. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-04-nac/smedley/smedleyslide5.html