THE ACA'S FREE HEALTH PLANS

Roughly 4.7 million people who have no health insurance could get coverage next year without paying a dime for the monthly premium, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis.

Why this matters: If you make less than $50,000 as an individual or $103,000 as a family of four — and you can’t get health insurance through your job or Medicaid — you could get coverage for free.

  • The deductibles would still be really high, which would be a major financial hurdle for this group, but many preventive services like vaccines would be completely covered. 
  • This is especially relevant given the new research that shows having health insurance leads to fewer deaths.