April 22, 2014
ObamaCare: Kids Have to all Move Home
I was going to save this for a Review Corner anecdote. But it's too good. And, well, YOLO.
Do we have to carry our 24-year-old daughter on our health insurance policy? She is employed and has two degrees. We informed her that we would be dropping her at the end of the year because it's costing us a fortune, and she told us today that we are required by law to cover her. We do not claim her on our taxes.
You have to Mom! The President says so! And I get a car!
Well, no, the WaPo's Dear-Abby-for-the-ACA points out that the insurer must accept princess, but until the President scribbles it into the margins of the bill, the parents need not provide.
Hat-tip: Jim Geraghty who says "Kids, one of your goals in life should be to never prompt either of your parents' writing in to an advice columnist over you." I'd add "Legislators, one of your goals in life should be to never prompt the Washington Post to create an advice columnist over your bills' ambiguities..."ACA Horror Story of the Day Posted by John Kranz at April 22, 2014 11:49 AM