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04.05.2022 / Statement

Families USA’s Isasi: ACA “family glitch” fix will help families afford care when they need it

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Families USA Executive Director Frederick Isasi released the following statement today on news that the Biden administration will take action to close the Affordable Care Act “family glitch”:

“Thanks to President Biden’s action today, five million working families are on the path to affordable health care that they were previously denied because of a technicality and in direct contradiction of what the Affordable Care Act’s authors intended. I was in the room negotiating that legislation and can say in no uncertain terms: years ago the Treasury Department got it wrong when they interpreted the law. Today’s announcement is a long-overdue step that will help make health care more affordable for people who are just trying to get by.

“Parents and their children are lucky to have champions like President Biden and his team making sure that, even when other costs are increasing, their family will be able to afford to get care when they need it. Easing this burden on families is smart policy that will pay off over the long term by making it possible for people to see a doctor without it breaking the bank and before they wind up in the emergency room.”