Married couples at disadvantage under ObamaCare
Posted on November 22, 2013 by Cowboy Byte
Who exactly is at an advantage with obamacare?
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Couples enrolling in ObamaCare now face a de facto marriage penalty, with the law making it much harder for those who are married to qualify for subsidies.
According to the conservative Heritage Foundation, married couples could pay as much as $10,000 more per year than their unmarried counterparts, due to the way subsidies are calculated.
The subsidies under the Affordable Care Act are based on income. The less you make, the more money you can get from the government to help pay for insurance.
An individual making above $45,960 would not qualify. For a married couple, the income cut-off is $62,040.
These rules, then, create a disconnect in how non-married and married couples are treated.
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