Washington’s exchange said Wednesday that it will not be ready on Oct. 1 to calculate the tax subsidies people can receive to help purchase private insurance.
The D.C. exchange also will not immediately be able to determine eligibility for Medicaid.
The Obama administration is delaying another piece of Obamacare — this time postponing enrollment in most of the small-business exchanges scheduled to open Oct. 1.
Small businesses looking to enroll in coverage on so-called SHOP exchanges run by the federal government can start their applications on Oct. 1 — they just won’t be able to enroll online until November.
There is what’s known as the “Wedding Tax” in Obamacare:
There may be contrary examples, but in all of my research into the inner workings of Obamacare as embodied in Kaiser’s model, I was unable to find a single instance where staying married led to a lower net healthcare premium compared to divorcing and living together. Clearly, many couples who are considering marriage, especially after several years of seeing formerly married couples regress to cohabiting, will look at Obamacare’s “wedding tax” and say, “Never mind.” The effect on society will be incalculable, and certainly not for the good.
As designed, Obamacare threatens to turn cohabiting while functionally living as if married into a national sport.
Read more, including examples of how this will affect families over at PJ Media.
Of course, none of this even touches on the 280 + employers, including some state governments, who have cut workers’ hours to stay below the new 29 hour part-time threshold. Nor does it mention the multitude of waivers being handed out like candy by this administration – including for Congress and their staffers, who requested a waiver for fear of a “brain drain.”
But never fear, the Kaiser Family Foundation has a “Subsidy Calculator” which you can try out right here: