Federal tax credits (to help pay for health insurance) will be available for households with incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level this year, that’s $46,000 for individuals or $94,200 for a family of four. Those with incomes up to 250 percent of the federal poverty level ($28,725 for individuals and $58,875 for a family of four) can get subsidies to help pay out-of-pocket expenses. Of single-parent households led by women, 92 percent have incomes below 400 percent of the federal poverty level, according to the National Women’s Law Center.
Health Problems Still Plague Arkansas Residents Near ExxonMobil Tar Sands Spill
She says shes battled headaches and asthma like conditions since the tarry crude invaded her once-pristine Arkansas lakeside environment five months ago. Our health conditions have gotten worse, people with cancer have gotten worse instead of getting better.the local health department says everythings normal, but theyre just saying what Exxon wants them to say. Mayflower resident Sherry Appleman onLake ConwayPhoto: Rocky Kistner/NRDC Although state authoritiessay the oil has not gotten into the main body of Lake Conway , Applemanlike many who live on the lakebelieve it has. She says shes seen oil-contaminated water in ditches that drain from the contaminated cove area and empty into the lake with her own eyes.