Employers asked for guidance, and the Obama administration provided it, saying that a dependent is an employee’s child under the age of 26.
“Dependent does not include the spouse of an employee,” the proposed rules say.
We can stop with the self-congratulatory "healthcare for everyone" claim from Obamacare advocates anytime now. Is it an improvement over the status quo? Inarguably. But we are long ways from a just society.....Thus, employers must offer coverage to children of an employee, but do not have to make it affordable. And they do not have to offer coverage at all to the spouse of an employee.