Daily Archives: September 23, 2013

‘Family glitch’: Are you affected?

‘Family glitch’ in health law could be painful.

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.

Hmmm, I think that’s the case if an employer offers and employee! This is a gender neutral problem.

How many people can this affect?

A so-called “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.

Not to mention the spouse.

A poorly written article that brings attention to an important issue.