The ObamaCare exchanges are supposed to subsidize the health insurance of everyone earning between 138 percent ($15,856 for an individual) and 400 percent ($45,960) of the federal poverty level (FPL) in a state that has expanded Medicaid and 100 percent ($11,490) and 400 percent FPL in a state than has not expanded Medicaid. However, an examination of the 15 exchanges that have released age-specific data on their insurance prices shows that many in those income ranges will not receive a subsidy.
Because of the way the subsidies are calculated, younger people will be less likely to receive an exchange subsidy. Most single people without children aged 18-34 will not receive a subsidy if their income exceeds 300 percent FPL ($34,470). However, most people age 51-64 will receive a subsidy up to 400 percent FPL.