Skip to comments.Obamacare Provides $7,200 'Divorce Incentive,' $11,000 for Older Couples
Posted on 11/14/2013 6:09:40 AM PST by grundle
On the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, being married can cost you a lot.
Get divorced (or avoid getting married, if you live together), and you save $7,230 per year if you are a fairly typical 40-year-old couple with kids (example: the husband working full-time, and the wife working part time, with the husband making $70,000, and the wife making $23,000).
If you are a 60-year-old couple with equal incomes and no kids, and you make $62,041 a year, you save $11,028 a year by getting divorced or remaining unmarried. These are the amounts of money you will lose if you get married, since you will lose this amount of taxpayer subsidies due to Obamacare's discriminatory treatment of married versus unmarried couples. That's the reality confirmed by an Obamacare "calculator" provided by the pro-Obamacare Kaiser Family Foundation showing how Obamacare's "tax credits" work.
This calculator is not designed to make Obamacare look bad: Indeed, it has been touted by Obama's own proxies at BarackObama.com, known as Organizing for Action: "In a September 13 email, Erin Hannigan of Organizing for Action's 'Truth Team' bragged about" this "cool calculator" showing how Obamacare's "tax credits" work, and encouraged everyone to "share it on Facebook or Twitter."
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One thing we know for sure about ObamaScam, it’s very, very anti-American.
Of course it’s anti-American, it was written by hardcore Marxists.
Pray America wakes up
couldn’t a married couple just file their taxes separate?
It’s just another very, very, anti-God’s Law policy of the left.
Not working pays more than working.
Now there is an incentive to get divorced over marriage.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength
I wouldn't do it; I'm of a different generation, more like an alternative reality. I do have to say though, the economics of this scenerio is compelling, and I can't imagine how anyone stops gaming the system once they buy in. It isn't even fraud.
The evil left.
Deconstructing America, one family at a time! :)
Why does obama not want gays who are married to get benefits?
That is atomic science time, measured in nanoseconds.
This is how you do to ALL of America what has already been fully accomplished in minority families!!
There is no other or better way to reduce ALL the U.S. to a totally feral society!!
Marriage is the lynchpin of the middle class. The war on heterosexual marriage is just part of the Democrat war on the middle class.
Message to Republicans in the US House: Get your hands off Obamacare, stop trying to fix it, LEAVE IT ALONE!!! It is a pure disaster for the Democrats so stop trying to bail them out. Stand back and let them wallow in it, turn on each other and make it even a bigger disaster.
You asked for it Obamatons. Now you’re going to get it...good and hard. Bend over please.
I’m getting acquainted with more and more young people who openly say they would love to get married. But the financial benefits of just shacking up and having kids together are too great to ignore.
I had already figured this out. Hubby and I pay $1k a mnth for insurance now. He has a sizeable retirement income. I have a $1k per mnth annuity. If we divorced I would qualify for Medicaid or $0 a mnth insurance thru subsidies.
If we lost our insurance the exchange quotes $1200 per mnth premiums with a large deductible and almost $19k out of pocket not counting premiums. Jeez!!!
If we lost our insurance I would actually have to think about divorce.
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