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Obamacare Doesn't Make Employers Cover Spouses. Does That Matter?


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obamacare, healthcare, usa, politics, americans, obama, news )

Cal
- 457 days ago - motherjones.com
One corner of Obamacare that hasn't gotten much attention is the fact that it will not require employers to cover spouses, which experts say could lead some employers to drop coverage for Americans' significant others.



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Comments

Alice C. (1797)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:30 pm
Thank you for posting this information
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:08 pm
More and more I am reading this as a disaster for the American people.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:27 pm
interesting, thanks Cal, I did not know that
 

Sheila D. (25)
Monday May 20, 2013, 5:33 pm
Good to know. Thanks, Cal.
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday May 20, 2013, 7:06 pm
I have to agree with Allan. Obamacare is causing far more problems than it is fixing. It does have some good parts, but I am seeing more and more problems cropping up for people everywhere. Thanks for posting this Cal. Noted, twittered and google shared.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday May 20, 2013, 8:47 pm
Thanks.
 

paul m. (93)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 1:20 am
Thanks ..Cal
 

Candy L. (477)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 1:36 am
Hell Yes It Matters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Lynn D. (0)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 2:46 am
Obamacare is going to destroy America ---- READ the bill and see all the hidden's in it!
 

Jaime A. (32)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 2:58 am
Noted, thanks.!!
 

ewoud k. (73)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 4:57 am
This doesn't mean that Obamacare is all bad, but this point at least isn't good.

Thanks for letting us know Cal!
 

John S. (300)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 5:20 am
Maybe they should have read it first.
 

Gene Jacobson (251)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 6:37 am
How on earth could anyone miss a loophole like that? Family coverage is what has always sustained homemakers, they who raise the generations coming up behind us. Given that the House is still trying to repeal the HCA, futilely wasting taxpayer time and money, and that their war on women continues, it seems unlikely this congress will fix this glaring omission, but perhaps in 2014 when we take back the House, or 2016 when democrats take both the House and Senate, and the Presidency, we can move further toward that which everyone knows must come, single payer, like the rest of the civilized world. We already have the resources given that we pay, per capita, 3 to 4 times what other countries do while they cover everyone and we leave out homemakers and working poor. In the meanwhile hope employers do not drop this coverage or our medical costs will skyrocket as breast cancer patients, indeed all homemakers, turn to the only avenue available to them, the most costly health care available, the emergency room, and then bankruptcy. We really need some far sighted people in government, this bunch that can't see beyond the next election will do us all in if we don't begin electing statespeople, not hacks.
 

Carol D. (108)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 6:54 am
How silly When you join a company with private medical insurance it should cover the family
 

Angelene B. (139)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 7:22 am
Didn't know that!
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 1:05 pm
Thank you Cal.
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 4:00 pm
So scary and unfair. Obama Care seems great and then we find out the details.....ty Cal!
 

Cathe Franklin-Romano (52)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 10:35 pm
I agree this is not good, But is it written in stone that spouses can never be covered?
 

Bill and Katie D. (90)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 10:37 pm
SURE It matters! They should also be covered!
If it covers the children till they are 26 why not spouses??
Thank You
 

paul m. (93)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 2:30 am

That day has gone...
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 4:43 pm
Thanks, Cal. I smell a bunch of potential lawsuits coming if employers drop coverage of spouses. This is just insane.
 
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