by Katherine Restrepo
Director of Health Care Policy, John Locke Foundation
From today’s Washington Examiner:
In theory, Obamacare is supposed to offer fully or partially subsidized health insurance to Americans below a certain income threshold if they do not have the option of obtaining affordable coverage through their employers. “Affordable” is defined as coverage cheaper than 9.5 percent of household income.
But under a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service, an employer is only required to offer affordable coverage to individuals.
The “glitch” arises when one or both spouses is offered individual coverage through their employers that is deemed “affordable,” but the employers either do not offer family coverage, or that coverage is not actually affordable.
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