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DC Health Information Exchange

The Health Insurance Marketplace or Health Benefits Exchange helps people who do not have insurance find insurance they can afford.

 Starting October 1, 2013, you can use the Marketplace to:

  • Compare health plans to pick the best one for you and your family
  • Find out if you qualify for tax credits that help lower the cost of your health insurance
  • Find out if you qualify for government programs, like Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Tax Credits

  • Uninsured individuals who earn between 133% and 400% of the federal poverty level will be eligible for tax credits to help with the cost of insurance through the Marketplace. In 2013, this would mean a monthly income between $1,274-$3,832 for a single individual or between $2,165-$6,512 for a family of three.Income Eligibility for Subsidies in the Health Insurance Marketplaces – 2014
How many people are in your family? If: Your income each month must be between:







Families and individuals who will get their coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplaces and whose incomes are between 133-400% of the federal poverty level will receive subsidies which will lower the amount they pay for their premiums.

You can check out the Marketplaces at the websites below:



Virginia has opted to allow the federal government to operate their exchange. Please go to and select Virginia as your state of residence.

For more information about the Health Insurance Marketplace, see: