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The ACA helps the middle class buy health insurance, NO doubt. BUT.....if people are at or below the poverty line--- they actually qualify for Medicare, *not* Affordable Care Act subsidies.

If one goes to HealthCare.GOV, and enters a yearly income that is at or below the poverty line..... they will in fact be told they don't get subsidies from ACA and rather -they will get Medicaid or in the case of kids, CHIP insurance (a fine program that Hillary Clinton helped on )

Actually ACA increased Medicaid eligibility so if not for expanded Medicaid, many people would fall into a donut hole of no insurance at all. And, of course some states decided to not accept the federal expansion of Medicaid under ACA and those poor have no subsidized coverage.
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