This is the question on the table in Washington: What’s buried deep in those bills that would require workers—especially those at the bottom of the income ladder—to take their employer’s coverage even if they can’t swing it? What about their family members? Will they have to take it as well? Remember, the president has said repeatedly that people can keep the insurance they have, but he hasn’t said much about keeping insurance they can’t afford. Ah, another devil in the details!

Trudy Lieberman is a fellow at the Center for Advancing Health and a longtime contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review. She is the lead writer for The Second Opinion, CJR’s healthcare desk, which is part of our United States Project on the coverage of politics and policy. Follow her on Twitter @Trudy_Lieberman.