How Obamacare works is that if your income is sufficiently low, then you can get Medicaid. And if your income is too high to be eligible for Medicaid, then you'll get a Premium Tax Credit (aka the Subsidy) which you can use to buy private health insurance through Healthcare.gov. I live in New Jersey, where if your income is between 0 and $16,643, then you're eligible for Medicaid, and thus if your income is above $16,643 you're eligible for the Premium Tax Credit.
Now I have the ability to structure my income so that it's either below $16,643 or above $16,643. In one case, I would be eligible for Medicaid, and in the other case, I would be able to get a Silver plan on Healthcare.gov for free through the Premium Tax Credit.
So my question is, how does Medicaid compare with the private insurance plans on Healthcare.gov? Is it as good as a Gold plan, a Silver plan, a Bronze plan, or none of the above? Would it be harder to find doctors, hospitals, etc. that accept Medicaid compared to those who would accept a private insurance plan? I suppose that would depend on the Medicaid reimbursement rate, which varies from state to state, so again I'm from New Jersey.
EDIT: My situation has changed somewhat: I no longer have the ability to structure my income so that it's either above or below the $16,643 threshold. Now my income is definitely going to be less than $16,643, which means I am ineligible for Obamacare subsidies. So now my choices are either get Medicaid, or buy private insurance for full price on healthcare.org.
EDIT: This question is moot now, as I ultimately decided to get Medicaid.