The Affordable Care Act has faded in political context since Republicans failed to repeal the law in 2017, but ObamaCare still isn’t working as promised. The Biden administration said this week it would spend more money on an issue and the result would be to lure more Americans onto government grants.
The new rule proposed by the administration would eliminate what is called the “family problem”. The question is who is eligible for subsidies to buy ObamaCare. A person is eligible if they do not have “affordable” coverage available at work, defined as coverage that costs less than about 10% of household income. But the calculation relates to the cost of insuring only the worker, not the spouse and children, and a family plan can be more expensive.