Obamacare ‘Glitch’ Puts Subsidies Out Of Reach For Many Families : Shots – Health News : NPR

Benfield’s situation illustrates a flaw in the Affordable Care Act, says Linda Blumberg, a health policy expert at the Urban Institute.”

A lot of people refer to this as the family affordability glitch,” Blumberg says. “All of the assessment of whether or not employer-based coverage is affordable is based on worker-only coverage, and doesn’t take the cost of family coverage into account.

“That’s remarkable, says Blumberg, since most people want to buy family coverage, not simply coverage for the family breadwinner.

via Obamacare ‘Glitch’ Puts Subsidies Out Of Reach For Many Families : Shots – Health News : NPR.

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