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A 60-year-old individual with an income of $50,000 will pay at least one-fifth of what those earnings on premiums for the least-expensive ACA plans across a broad swath of the Midwest. (Image: KFF)

Those who seek health coverage under the Affordable Care Act don’t expect to have to fork over a sixth—or even a fifth—of their annual incomes for a policy on the exchanges. After all, the name of the law is the Affordable Care Act.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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