This material was published by Kaiser Health News.
By Michelle Andrews
Q. My self-employed husband is covered under my insurance plan at work. I am looking at retirement and the spousal insurance cost for retirees is more than $800 per month, which is 40 percent of my retirement income. Would he be eligible for the exchange?
A. He likely is. Almost anyone can buy a health plan on the health insurance marketplaces, also called exchanges, which will open next month. The real question is whether he would be eligible for a premium tax credit to make the plan more affordable.