The Biden Administration today announced a proposed rule to fix what is called the “family glitch” — a known gap in the Affordable Care Act that inaccurately assesses the affordability of coverage and therefore affects Marketplace subsidy eligibility for some families. The Administration reports nearly 5 million people have been impacted by the family glitch. In response, the Treasury Department today proposed updated regulations that would enable more families to access health insurance subsidies through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack said, “All Americans deserve access to comprehensive health care and coverage. We can get there by building on the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals and health systems strongly support the Biden Administration’s efforts to help more Americans secure affordable health insurance by proposing to eliminate the ‘family glitch.’ The AHA will continue to work with the Administration to preserve and expand enrollment in comprehensive coverage.”