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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Current as of May 2012
Internet Citation: 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. May 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-04-nac/smedley/smedleyslide5.html