Healthcare reform's hidden marriage penalty

Does the healthcare reform law contain a hidden marriage penalty? Some married couples think so, according to Kaiser Health News. That's because if married couples have a household income of $70,000 with one spouse making $30,000 and the other making $40,000, combined they don't qualify for a subsidy. But if they were only living together, each person would be eligible for subsidy under the Affordable Care Act. "Will it encourage some weird stuff like some people getting divorced? Yeah," Mark Duggan, a health economist at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, told KHN. "That was the challenge of this thing. Where do you draw the line?" Article

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