Obamacare "Glitch" Could Limit Insurance Penalties for Smokers

Bugs, features, what difference, at this point, does it make?


Some smokers trying to get coverage next year under President Barack Obama's health care law may get a break from tobacco-use penalties that could have made their premiums unaffordable.

The Obama administration _ in yet another health care overhaul delay _ has quietly notified insurers that a computer system glitch will limit penalties that the law says the companies may charge smokers. A fix will take at least a year to put in place.

h/t Charles WT