Piggy Bank On Pennies

If you are two single people living together, you can each make $45,959 annually to qualify for an Obama Care subsidy. If you and your housemate are both making $45,959 each or generate a total of $91,918 in yearly income, you will both qualify for a subsidy on your national health insurance. 

Just don’t get married. . .

If you are a married couple, you cannot make more than $62,039 jointly to qualify for the Obama Care subsidy. This joint amount breaks down to no more than $31,019.50 each in order to get the subsidy.

This difference is described as a “built-in” bias. It is the same type of principle when qualifying for any federal program, such as food stamps or housing subsidies. The non-marriage bias is built into those, too.