Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh predicted on Friday that Obamacare will cause the divorce rate in the U.S. to increase.
The claim came after a caller brought up the topic and speculated that some Americans would opt for divorce in order to receive lower premiums and other special subsidies under Obamacare. In fact, CBS New York reported last month that a couple was actually considering getting divorced to “save thousands of dollars.” Watch that report below:
“It is busting up families, Obamacare is going to increase the divorce rate,” Limbaugh said.
Limbaugh agreed with the caller that there could be societal problems caused by an increased divorce rate. The caller said statistics show that children brought up in a home with married parents turn out better than those who go through a divorce.
Though it should be noted that any divorces resulting from Obamacare would likely be ceremonial in nature and wouldn’t be accompanied by some of the ugliness that an actual divorce brings.
Listen to the segment via the Daily Rushbo: