Family Glitch Information

Consumers Union (the publishers of Consumer Reports) explains the Family Glitch, and a proposal to fix it.

Family Glitch: Due to a mistake in wording in the federal law, a spouse and/or children can be denied health coverage subsidies if one of the parents has a job-based health plan that covers that parent only, at a low cost. This is true even if the premium the family would pay (to add the spouse and kids) is a very high share of their family income. Congress can fix this, but they have not yet.

Consumers Union (the publishers of Consumer Reports) explains the Family Glitch, and a proposal to fix it.