White House Supports Change in Definition of "Income" Under Reform Law

The White House has thrown its support to a House bill that would change the definition of modified adjusted gross income under the healthcare reform law.

Under the healthcare reform law, modified adjusted gross income will be used to determine financial eligibility for Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program beginning in 2014. The measurement would also be used to determine premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions available through insurance exchanges.

HR 2576, which was penned by Representative Diane Black (R-Tenn.), would reform the definition of modified adjusted gross income to include both taxable and nontaxable Social Security benefits.

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