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In a marriage is the husband legally responsible to have health insurance for his wife?

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2014-01-17 01:29:43

A husband is not legally responsible to have health insurance

for his wife. Many employees opt not to have health insurance for

themselves. Health insurance is a voluntary election and no law

exists making it otherwise.

However, do be aware that any medical-related debts incurred by

one spouse are considered "common" debts, and as such, the other

spouse is legally required to pay for them. In the event of a

divorce, said debts would be even divided between the spouses, even

if only one spouse incurred them.


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