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(CBS New York)   You could save thousands of dollars on Obamacare simply by getting a divorce   (newyork.cbslocal.com) divider line 24
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1286 clicks; posted to Politics » on 07 Nov 2013 at 12:59 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-07 11:49:23 AM  
9 votes:
If you had one of those substandard wives before the Affordable Wife Act became law, and you liked that wife, you will be able to keep her.
2013-11-07 01:20:36 PM  
3 votes:
My divorce saved me all kinds of money... said no one ever
2013-11-07 11:59:35 AM  
3 votes:

I_C_Weener: This is one of those cases where government is working for the people.


It could be Cash For Clunkers 2
2013-11-07 01:54:50 PM  
2 votes:

tricycleracer: "It was really sudden," Aronowitz said. "It was basically because he needed health insurance, and I had a job that would give that to him."

Sounds like a rock-solid marriage they've got there.


So what they're saying is, we should have had Obamacare in 2008. Because then he would have been able to afford health insurance on his own and not needed to have married someone to get it.
2013-11-07 01:19:21 PM  
2 votes:
This is a conspiracy to force families apart so that Obama can force you to gay marry a dog.
2013-11-07 01:08:03 PM  
2 votes:

UrukHaiGuyz: In before "Obamacare is designed to destroy traditional families!!!!!1"

/No, you're a socialism!


Too late.  Comments from TFA:

Progressives, gleefully wrecking the American family for 100 years.

The collectivists try to break up as many families as possible. Remember, the govt is your family.

Liberals believe the State is the only family. They have spent decades destroying the families with anti-family welfare programs that eliminate fathers now they are working on the middle class.
2013-11-07 12:16:44 PM  
2 votes:
First you force patriotic, business owning Christians to provide Fluke pills to their hussy employees - thus violating their religious beliefs - and now you're forcing them to violate those beliefs again by getting divorced just to save on $12 worth of Obamacare? What's next, is 0bamugabe going to force Christians to eat shellfish or sacrifice unclean animals on the Sabbath? You all think it's funny now but wait until Obamacare tells you that you can't have your wife sleep outside in a tent every time she gets her blood.
2013-11-07 12:02:51 PM  
2 votes:
Well, I guess nobody can say anymore that Obamacare doesn't do any good.
2013-11-07 03:33:44 PM  
1 votes:

Jacobin: I was told I could keep my wife if I liked her!!!


Be honest, you went for the catastrophic wife.
2013-11-07 02:41:24 PM  
1 votes:
"If we get divorced we can save a bunch on insurance. And we can save like $300 a month on rent if I move in with my buddy Dave for a couple weeks.  Also I'm screwing Allison from work... no direct savings there, but yeah, I want to break up."
2013-11-07 02:17:58 PM  
1 votes:
Save thousands on a Stafford school loan by getting a divorce.

same-same
2013-11-07 01:48:08 PM  
1 votes:
"It was really sudden," Aronowitz said. "It was basically because he needed health insurance, and I had a job that would give that to him."

Sounds like a rock-solid marriage they've got there.
2013-11-07 01:36:00 PM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: sendtodave: I fiddled around using that calculator to try and make joint filing come out to be more expensive, and I couldn't do it.

Joint filing is more expensive if both parties make identical amounts of money. It's really simple.

Person 1: $350K income
Person 2: $350K income

Each by themselves would only pay a tax rate of 35% at the highest. If they get married, they now have a combined income of $700K, and all amounts over $450K are taxed at 39.6%.


You're right, they take a 25K hit by being married....or approximately 3% of their income. I'm going to have to bust out my microscopically tiny violin for this WSJ couple.
2013-11-07 01:34:05 PM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: sendtodave: I fiddled around using that calculator to try and make joint filing come out to be more expensive, and I couldn't do it.

Joint filing is more expensive if both parties make identical amounts of money. It's really simple.

Person 1: $350K income
Person 2: $350K income

Each by themselves would only pay a tax rate of 35% at the highest. If they get married, they now have a combined income of $700K, and all amounts over $450K are taxed at 39.6%.


Huh, it just evens out for me.

Of course, I'm not putting in a combined income of 700 farking thousand dollars, as that would be silly.

Lessee...

Oh. Ok. You pay more as a married couple if you are insanely rich.

Meh.
2013-11-07 01:29:51 PM  
1 votes:

Biff_Steel: FTFA: "lost their health coverage recently when Aronowitz was laid off."

Damn you, 0bama!


Yet another example of how "If you like you plan, you can keep it" was a damned lie!
2013-11-07 01:14:34 PM  
1 votes:
Article used the example couple as one that married to get health insurance? So you had a sham marriage, and Obamacare is fixing that?
2013-11-07 01:13:12 PM  
1 votes:
Someone should talk to the couple and provide information on what plan they have and which ones they are considering.

I'm sure some reporter can provide that. Because, so far, every time someone actually starts displaying what plans/subsidies are available...the cost goes down and the coverage gets better.
2013-11-07 01:12:30 PM  
1 votes:
OK, so having to get married for health insurance is a desirable thing now?  So when a new system comes along that makes it unnecessary, that's a bad thing?

/I, too, support the sanctity of marriages of convenience
2013-11-07 01:12:30 PM  
1 votes:

flucto: If you had one of those substandard wives before the Affordable Wife Act became law, and you liked that wife, you will be able to keep her.


But what if I wanted to upgrade to Platinum?
2013-11-07 01:10:35 PM  
1 votes:
i wonder if anyone knows that obamacare is not a product or service you can purchase
2013-11-07 01:09:04 PM  
1 votes:
The depth of their love is astounding. The fact they met on a beanbag chair deigned it to be so.

They'll probably get married again when there's a special on a couple's cruise.
2013-11-07 01:05:44 PM  
1 votes:
People do that to avoid losing all their assets when one goes into Home as well.

If marriage is so sacred why does it get the sin tax treatment?
2013-11-07 01:02:11 PM  
1 votes:
So get gay married instead?
2013-11-07 12:08:21 PM  
1 votes:
In before "Obamacare is designed to destroy traditional families!!!!!1"

/No, you're a socialism!
 
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