So, I learned today that since the Cosmic Wife was lucky enough to find a full time job, I can no longer carry her on my employer’s health care plans. Spouses who can be (not “ARE” but “CAN BE”) covered on another plan cannot be covered on our plan.


So the very first tangible impact of Obamacare is that I will have to pay full family costs for health care to cover me and my kids, while my wife will have to get coverage from her employer. This means we will have to pay two full premiums for the same coverage we had before on one plan. And my premiums are going up along with my deductibles and co-pays.

Of course I was expecting to get screwed by Obamacare, but I didn’t realize how quickly and thoroughly it would happen.

Now we are having to examine whether it makes sense for her to work at all.