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Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

The federal government uses two different definitions of poverty. Official poverty population statistics uses the U.S. Census poverty threshold while the eligibility for public programs and subsidies is based on the poverty guidelines by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Medicare

A federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease. The government…