The end of "With this policy, I thee wed."
June 30, 2012 11:01 AM Subscribe
Obamacare: One Less Reason to Get Married.
Erin Gloria Ryan of Jezebel writes: Insurance Marriages had become to the 21st century what shotgun weddings were to jokes about hillbillies. Back in 2004, the LA Times wrote about couples that married for insurance, couples who for varying reasons had not wanted to marry, but who had been driven to marriage by financial necessity. ABC News posted its own roundup of With This Policy, I Thee Wed-style couples in 2008, as did the New York Times. In 2008, 7% of couples who married reported doing so primarily for the insurance benefits.
With the Affordable Care Act now upheld by the Supreme Court, however, (assuming that it's not repealed in 2013
), health insurance will cease to be an incentive to get married; and, conversely, may remove a potential impediment to divorce.