More than 436,000 Michigan residents will qualify for tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, according to a report released today from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
According to the study, 17 million Americans are eligible for tax credits that will lower their cost of coverage.
Most of those eligible folks come from states with high populations: Texas, for instance, is estimated to have over 2 million residents who would qualify for subsidies.
California’s not far behind with $1.9 million.
Of course, being eligible for tax credits under the new healthcare marketplace doesn’t mean much if you can’t actually access that marketplace.
On “Face the Nation,” Rep. Mike Rogers (MI-R) said the Department of Health and Human Services should take down the website until it can handle more visitors.
"They need to take the site down, stabilize it, meaning they can't continue to add code every week and then they need to stress test the system," Rogers said on Sunday.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a blog updating users on fixes.
In their latest post, they said things are improving "and by the end of November, it will be working smoothly for the vast majority of users."
- Melanie Kruvelis, Michigan Radio Newsroom