11/5/2013 7:29 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - A new study found that about 71,000 West Virginians are eligible for tax credits under the federal health care reform law if they buy coverage through new health insurance market places.
The state-by-state analysis was conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Nationally, an estimated 17 million people are eligible for the credits. To qualify, people must earn between 100% and 400% of the federal poverty level. That's between $23,550 and $94,200 per year for a family of four. They also must not be eligible for affordable coverage from an employer or from Medicaid or Medicare.