Hope&Change Update: Married Couples Pay More Than Unmarried Under Health Bill

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    Hope&Change Update: Married Couples Pay More Than Unmarried Under Health Bill

    WSJ:

    WASHINGTON -- Some married couples would pay thousands of dollars more for the same health insurance coverage as unmarried people living together, under the health insurance overhaul plan pending in Congress.

    The built-in "marriage penalty" in both House and Senate healthcare bills has received scant attention. But for scores of low-income and middle-income couples, it could mean a hike of $2,000 or more in annual insurance premiums the moment they say "I do."

    The disparity comes about in part because subsidies for purchasing health insurance under the plan from congressional Democrats are pegged to federal poverty guidelines. That has the effect of limiting subsidies for married couples with a combined income, compared to if the individuals are single.

    People who get their health insurance through an employer wouldn't be affected. Only people that buy subsidized insurance through new exchanges set up by the legislation stand to be impacted. About 17 million people would receive such subsidies in 2016 under the House plan, the Congressional Budget Office estimates.
     
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    Everybody will pay more on everything to pay for this future failure.Every program the government runs always ends up as a failure and broke!!!! What makes you think this one will be differant the government has a perfect record in creating flops and failures!!!!!
     
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    The odd part is that both the left and the right (for different reasons) hate this bill!
    Well, anybody with true principles besides just "falling on the sword" for Papa Obama to give him some kind of faux legacy for his one term presidency
     
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    he should just go get a blow job and lie about it repeatively and get the same legacy as Bill "B.J." Clinton
     
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    At least it would keep him out of our hair
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