More than 525,000 Missourians could recieve health care tax credits
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More than 525,000 Missourians could recieve health care tax credits

Date: April 4, 2013
By: Ke'yanna Johnson
State Capitol Bureau

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More than 525-thousand Missourians could get tax credits for buying health insurance as part of the federal law passed in 2009.
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Wrap: A Washington group has released a report showing how many people would be affected. The tax credit will help individuals who are uninsured and those who have insurance, but struggle to make payments

Many Representatives aren't opposed to the tax credits. Instead they oppose the expansion of Medicaid.

Representative Paul Fitzwater, a Republican from Potosi says many people have become too dependent on the government for assistance and it's time for people to help themselves.

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Description: "When you go to the zoo, there's a sign that says please don't feed the animals. There's a reason. There's a reason because they keep coming back."

 The tax credit will be effective in January 2014.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ke'yanna Johnson

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More Missourians could receive affordable health care under the new health insurance premium tax credit.
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Wrap:  A Washington based group has released a report showing that thousands of Missourians could get tax credits for buying health insurance as part of the federal law passed in 2009.

Ron Pollack, Executive Director of Families USA says tax credits will help individuals who are uninsured and those who have insurance but struggle to make payments.

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Description: "More than 525-thousand people in the state will be eligible for the new health insurance premium tax credit."

Individuals with low incomes will receive the most assistance and will receive the highest tax credits. The tax credit will be effective in January 2014.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ke'yanna Johnson.


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