Let's say Sally and Bob are unmarried, living together, and share a child, (let's call the child John). Sally doesn't work, so doesn't earn any income. Sally claims the child on her taxes (don't ask why), even though she earns no income. Bob earns too much to qualify for medicaid. Let's assume Bob earns 60k a year. So, obviously, based on the medicaid rules, John's "household" includes John and both of his parents. The income would then be 60k. That makes John not qualify for medicaid, right? BUT, John is claimed on Sally's taxes, and not Bob's. Would Bob be able to get health insurance for John through the marketplace and be able to get subsidies, even if he doesn't claim John on his taxes? If Bob isn't allowed to put John on his marketplace account, then how would John get health insurance? How would health insurance work in this situation, assuming that nothing will be changed? As in, Sally will continue to claim John, even though she earns no income.