Friday, January 08, 2010

"I Don't"

Regular readers may recall that about a year and a half ago, Bob penned a fascinating post on how many folks appear to get married simply for the health insurance benefits:

"[A] poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a leading health policy research group, found that in the past year 7 percent of U.S. adults married so one or the other could get on a partner's health insurance plan."

Truly astounding, but as the song says, "you ain't seen nothin' yet:"

"Some married couples would pay thousands of dollars more for the same health insurance coverage as unmarried people living together, under the health insurance overhaul plan pending in Congress."

I'm guessing that divorce expenses won't be eligible for reimbursement under these folks' FSA plans, either.

The problem is linked to the subsidies built into both PelosiCare and ReidCare (both subsidiaries of ObamaCare, LLC); because of how they're calculated, married folks are eligible for less tax-payer money than singles, even those who live together without benefit of a marriage license.

One wonders if this will finally halt the pro-gay-marriage folks (NTTAWWT).

Of course, the biggest problem is that, whatever the outcome of the "marriage penalty," it will pale in comparison to the overall cost of this boondoggle. Anyone want the last piece of cake?
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