Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65: 2019 to 2029

Federal Health Insurance Subsidies

CBO and JCT project that federal subsidies, taxes, and penalties associated with health insurance coverage for people under age 65 will result in a net subsidy from the federal government of $737 billion in 2019 and $1.3 trillion in 2029.

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Data and Supplemental Information

Corrections and Updates

On May 14, 2019, CBO reposted this report—as well as the file of data underlying the figures—with corrections to estimates of the composition of the uninsured population. The corrected estimates assign each person a primary reason for being uninsured instead of counting the same person in two applicable categories (such as not being lawfully present in the country and having income less than 100 percent of the federal poverty level while living in a state that has not expanded Medicaid).