Subsidies in Health Reform

Via Paul Krugman, a nice chart from the Kaiser Health Reform Subsidy Calculator showing federal subsidies as a percentage of premium costs for families at different income levels:


This is in some ways not as generous as maybe it should be to families in the 300-400 percent of federal poverty line range. But you’re looking at very large subsidies for poor and working class families in this legislation, financed by taxes whose incidence will fall overwhelmingly and those with more means than most.