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Montana Health Care Exchange

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In two more weeks, Montanans will be able to sign up for the new Health Care Exchange, and one group wants to make the transition less confusing.

Families USA, a national organization for health care consumers, wants to help people understand the Affordable Care Act a little better. The agency says 123,000 Montanans will qualify for health care subsidies under the new program.

"It is provided in such a way that those who need the most help will receive it. Those with the lowest income will receive the highest subsidy. Those with somewhat higher income will receive somewhat lesser subsidies," said Ron Pollack, Executive Director of Families USA.

According to Families USA, a family of three with an income of $30,000 dollars will have to pay $8,250 dollars for the health care insurance per year. Of that amount, their subsidy is $7,100. That leaves $1,150 per year, or about $100 per month.

A family making $40,000 will get a subsidy of $5,800. That works out to about $200 per month.

The group says the subsidies are substantial, and more people will find health coverage far more affordable than ever before.

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