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President Obama's health care law may be resurrecting a government endorsed financial penalty for couples who get merit.
Chief Washington correspondent Jim Angle has the specifics.
There's a new wrinkle in the implementation of the health care law that critics are you -- pose a significant penalty on women and marriage the law includes generous subsidies for the uninsured so they can afford to buy coverage in the new exchanges.
But several analysts -- congress today that nature of the subsidies has -- not affect who.
The way if this bill is structured -- disincentives for women to marry and disincentives for -- -- luck.
And for a -- that supposed to make Americans health via these disincentives are true at least that same.
Critics say -- beginning and 2014 Americans will find it more advantageous to stay single than marry because it'll be easier to afford health coverage.
Why because the new law provides generous subsidies for those without insurance so they can buy it on the new exchanges but the subsidies are tied to one's income level.
In comes not based on an individual but a family.
And that creates a perverse incentive.
Two singles the delta and 43000.
Dollars and have help from the federal government with their premiums but if they got married and combined innings to 86000.
They would be -- about the -- So they would lose the government subsidies and be on their own for thousands of dollars in health coverage.
Democrats were quick to say the new healthcare law has other advantages that it extend care to millions who don't have it and covers preventive care with no -- way.
While each individual will face unique circumstances.
And challenges on the -- CA.
Generally there is significant benefits that result in good health for of the American public.
When the laws Foley and implemented.
US families will have new affordable and comprehensive insurance often options both in good economic times and in bad.
But the critics say that doesn't change the fact that getting narrator will make it harder for many to afford health insurance.
Millions of families.
Will be stuck in -- no man's land without affordable coverage through either their employers -- the exchanges.
It took years to get the marriage penalty out of the tax code -- economist said this morning it will come storming back in the new healthcare law.
One other note -- this should not be seen as an excuse for people with commitment issues to avoid getting married.
But it might affect their health insurance decisions Brett okay Jim thank you.
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