Some say the program could also keep middle-class parents from buying insurance for their children because the legislation calls for an income cap of 300 percent above federal poverty levels – approximately $63,600 for a family of four in some states.
More than 2 million children who currently have private insurance could be covered under the expansion, causing a shift that could pose a burden to taxpayers. The bill increases the federal excise tax on cigarettes by 61 cents to $1 a pack to pay for the added costs.
Heck if private insurance gets too high..might look at this. …NOIt..only if i have no other choice. CT tried this and they had a similar setup..wnd guess what happened? So many “middle class” folks took them up on the offer the state budget crashed and they cancelled the program.