Obamacare appears to have resulted in fewer couples divorcing.
According to a Fortune Article Medical Divorce There was a story of a woman who faced a heart-wrenching conundrum as she grappled with the mounting medical bills related to her husband’s early-onset dementia.
The first option was destitution. Yes, her husband would eventually qualify for Medicaid coverage. But that would only happen after their 401(k) and children’s nest egg were nearly completely dried up. Under that option, Kristof noted, she would “face a bleak retirement with neither her husband nor her savings.”
Or, she could divorce her husband—whom she still loved dearly—merely in a financial move to shield her assets. In the end, she chose divorce.
Partly inspired by the Kristof column, University of Kansas economists David Slusky and