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Law of unintended consequences

Every law has unintended consequences. We don’t usually find out about them until it’s too late and the cure is sometimes worse than the disease.

I just thought of a possible one for Obamacare.

It’s been thoroughly discussed that “children” may be left on their parent’s insurance through 26 years old. Now combine this with the mandate to purchase and you have an interesting possible scenario:

Mom and Dad want/need to remove an 18-26 year old adult “child” from their insurance policy (for any of various reasons). Will they be able to? Since this adult is legally dependent on them (in at least one way) are they still legally responsible for the mandate to purchase for their “child”?

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