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Professor Mark Hall discusses tax credit under Affordable Care Act in Winston-Salem Journal

About 684,000 North Carolinanians would qualify for a tax credit in 2014 if they acquire health insurance through the federal exchange that launched Oct. 1, according to a report from a nonprofit agency focused on health care issues.

The Kaiser Family Foundation reported Tuesday that North Carolina could have the sixth-highest number of exchange enrollees qualified for a tax credit through the Affordable Care Act.

The foundation said that nearly 1.1 million North Carolinians could participate in the marketplace — also at the sixth-highest level.

The nonprofit advocacy group Families USA has projected that more than 896,000 North Carolinians — including more than 176,000 in the Triad and Northwest North Carolina — would be eligible for the tax credits.

Nationally, the foundation said about 17 million people will be eligible for tax credits in 2014. The Congressional Budget Office projects that 7 million people will enroll in health insurance exchanges in 2014, including 6 million who qualify for tax credits.

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