Obamacare marriage penalty puts poor couples on hot seat
By Eric Schulzke, Deseret News National Edition
Published: Thursday, Nov. 14 2013 8:00 a.m. MST
Two McDonald's employees that each earned $10 an hour and $20,000 a year would receive $4,000 to $5,000 more in health care subsidies under the Affordable Care Act if they lived together than if they were married.
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“Maybe we should treat people who are cohabitating the same as we do people who are formally married, or maybe we should go back to counting people as individuals like we did in the past. You are going to find people who don't like any one of the options.”
Robert Williams, fellow at the Tax Policy Center and the Urban Institute
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