Married Couples Pay More in HealthCare bill

Posted: 11th January 2010 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in Health Care
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According to The Wall Street Journal, some married couples are going to be paying thousands more dollars for the same health care coverage than unmarried couples.

This penalty is in both the House and the Senate version (the Senate penalty is slightly lesser).

  • For an unmarried couple with income of $25,000 each, combined premiums would be capped at $3,076 per year, under the House bill.
  • If the couple gets married, with a combined income of $50,000, their annual premium cap jumps to $5,160 – a “penalty” of $2,084.
  • Under the Senate bill, a couple with $50,000 combined income would pay $3,450 in annual premiums if unmarried, and $5,100 if married – a difference of $1,650.

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