USA TODAY (@USATODAY) September 24, 2013
Well, you know, Crackberry addiction is just as important as children losing health insurance.
More from USA Today:
WASHINGTON — A “family glitch” in the 2010 health care law threatens to cost some families thousands of dollars in health insurance costs and leave up to 500,000 children without coverage, insurance and health care analysts say.
That’s unless Congress fixes the problem, which seems unlikely given the House’s latest move Friday to strip funding from the Affordable Care Act.
Congress defined “affordable” as 9.5% or less of an employee’s household income, mostly to make sure people did not leave their workplace plans for subsidized coverage through the exchanges. But the “error” was that it only applies to the employee — and not his or her family. So, if an employer offers a woman affordable insurance, but doesn’t provide it for her family, they cannot get subsidized help through the state health exchanges.
Totally the GOP’s fault, too. Because, funding stripping or something. Sigh.
The hits just keep coming. As Twitchy reported, insurers are telling customers, “you’re screwed” and that the only thing they can “keep” with Obamacare is their cancellation notice. Now comes the news that 500,000 children could lose insurance altogether.
You can keep your plan? LOL, guys!
Twitter users notice a little something else:
Bingo. They’ve done that before, too. Another devastating effect of Obamacare was called a “quirk.” Just cute little quirk, y’all!
Can't wait for air-quoting Obamacare consultant Bob to "fix" the "glitch."—
Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) September 23, 2013
Unintended consequence or intended one? Hey, that passing the bill to find out what’s in it sure worked well, huh?
And an exit win: