Sam Stein: Obamacare’s Marriage Penalty Hurts Middle Class Families

Huffington Post reporter blasts Obamacare


Soaring premiums, website glitches, and cancelled policies are just a few of the adverse affects of Obamacare, but there are more.

Sam Stein, from the Huffington Post and MSNBC contributor, brought to attention one of the lesser known evils of Obamacare on Wednesday morning. Stein explained that if a married couple combines the two spouses’ incomes and it is over 400% of the poverty level, they will not receive a subsidy.

These couples tend to be middle class or lower middle class and already struggle to pay for healthcare. Without financial assistance, these couples have no option but to buy more expensive plans through the Obamacare exchange.