A Biden Administration Regulatory “Fix” to the “Family Glitch” Would Be Illegal and Harmful


By Brian Blase, PhD

Galen Institute, May 3, 2019

The ACA “family glitch” and the extension of premium tax credits (PTCs) to millions more individuals would result in family members to be placed on separate insurance policies and would significantly increase federal spending. There is no quick fix to this “glitch” and the Biden Administration does not have the legal authority to resolve this issue through regulation. This issue will require legislative action from Congress to exercise an oversight role and ensure that the executive branch enacts laws and does not alter them to serve partisan interests.

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