Tuesday, September 24, 2013

SURPRISE! Another Obamacare "glitch" to leave "500,000 children without coverage... cost[ing] some families thousands of dollars"

Oh, and that's not me saying it. That's what the anarchist, hostage-taking, Visigoth, extremist, Hobbit, arsonist-supporting USA Today is reporting:

A "family glitch" in the 2010 health care law threatens to cost some families thousands of dollars in health insurance costs and leave up to 500,000 children without coverage, insurance and health care analysts say.

That's unless Congress fixes the problem, which seems unlikely given the House's latest move Friday to strip funding from the Affordable Care Act.

Congress defined "affordable" as 9.5% or less of an employee's household income, mostly to make sure people did not leave their workplace plans for subsidized coverage through the exchanges. But the "error" was that it only applies to the employee — and not his or her family. So, if an employer offers a woman affordable insurance, but doesn't provide it for her family, they cannot get subsidized help through the state health exchanges.

That can make a huge difference; the Kaiser Family Foundation said an average plan for an individual is about $5,600, but it goes up to $15,700 for families. Most employers help out with those costs, but not all.

..."The family glitch is definitely a drafting error that Congress made that needs to be fixed," said Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. "But that seems unlikely."

Gee, I wonder how Roll Call's Taegan Goddard is going to cover this latest disaster?


johnyang said...

its an massive bad thing about Obama care and people must have proper knowledge about it like some people are unaware about the total health aspects about it.

The MUSEman said...

It's not a "glitch", Doug... it's a "Feature"!

...after all, if everyone, everywhere were actually covered by ObamaCare, then the Liberals wouldn't be able to continue championing it for generations to come using phrases like "We won't rest until everyone, everywhere is covered by ObamaCare!"

Thanks for reading!