A San Antonio Congressman joins a call to close a potentially dangerous and deadly loophole in the Affordable Care Act.
It centers around the tax credits that backers say make the Affordable Care Act more affordable to those in need. Advocates say victims of domestic violence may find themselves back in danger if they are married to their abuser--because they would have to file for those credits jointly.
"That just won't work, so we want this option of a victim of domestic violence being able to file independently" said Congressman Lloyd Doggett. He told 550 KTSA News he is still a believer in the law--even with a lot of room for improvement.
"I believe there is a way to fix this. I think there are a number of other changes thare neccesary--pitfalls if you will. There certainly have been pitfalls in the way this act has been implemented" Doggett said.
The Congressman has been especially critical of how the Affordable Care Act has been rolled out in Texas, and has voiced his frustration to the Obama Administration.