Every year at tax time, more than 2 million married taxpayers file returns separately from their spouse. Usually, consumers who are legally married are required to file a joint tax return with their spouse in order to receive financial assistance to lower the cost of buying health insurance through the marketplace. However, for some taxpayers, such as survivors of domestic violence, filing taxes jointly with a spouse may not be an option, as getting in contact with a spouse may be traumatic, dangerous, or prohibited by a restraining order.
This 50-state infographic series features state-specific data on how many people with pre-existing health conditions will benefit from the Affordable Care Act.
According to new data released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Latinos—the racial and ethnic group with the highest uninsured rate in the nation—have much to gain from the Affordable Care Act. And yet, anecdotal evidence suggests that this population is not enrolling for health coverage at the level that one would expect for a group with such high numbers of uninsured.
Shows how many people will be able to get affordable, comprehensive insurance through the new health insurance marketplaces and how many people the Affordable Care Act has helped so far.
Examines what states are doing to make sure that all children (including those with pre-existing conditions) can get affordable health insurance.