Case Studies

ACA AHCA Premium Tax Credit Comparison

March 1, 2017

The proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) would shift premium tax credits from an income-based calculation to an age-adjusted fixed amount. In the AHCA, individuals earning under $75,000, or $150,000 for a married couple, would receive between $2,000 to $4,000 a year, depending on age. For those earning above the income thresholds, the tax credit is reduced by 10 percent of the amount earned above the threshold.

Key takeaways

The table compares the premium tax credits available to individuals under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the AHCA. It shows the premium prices for the plan with the most limited benefits (catastrophic) and the most commonly purchased plan (silver) currently available on the individual marketplace.