Report: White House might expand eligibility for ObamaCare subsidies

The White House might broaden the availability of federal discounts on healthcare coverage under ObamaCare to help consumers whose premiums are going up, according to a report.

The administration is considering expanding the premium tax credits that are available to some people purchasing insurance coverage on the new exchanges, according to Huffington Post. …

But the administrative fix under discussion would widen the eligibility for people with incomes above the 400 percent level.

Widening that eligibility for people with incomes above 400 percent of the poverty line would raise the Affordable Care Act’s overall cost, a major issue for Republican lawmakers.