Statement attributable to:
Gerald E. Harmon, M.D.
President, American Medical Association

“With the announcement today, the Biden Administration has taken a crucial step in the campaign to cover the 5 million people who fall into the family glitch. The family glitch is inconsistent with the goals of the Affordable Care Act and unfairly penalizes family members of lower-income workers. The American Medical Association has repeatedly asked (PDF) Congress and administrations to fix the glitch, and the Biden Administration has made good on its promise to make health care coverage more affordable.”

Additionally, Immediate Past President Susan R. Bailey wrote this column highlighting the family glitch’s impact on millions of families.

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