Happily married couple considers divorce to pay for daughter's health care costs: link This one seems to check many of the boxes. Married couple. Employed earning what is probably a roughly median income of $40K with health insurance. Child with a rare condition who incurs costs, after insurance, of over $15K per year that the family can't afford. They're looking at divorcing so that the mother can become an unemployed single mother and receive Medicaid and put these costs on the tax payer. This one raises a lot of questions regarding whose responsibility is the cost of your medical care, what should happen to you if you can't afford it, destruction of the family unit by the welfare state, the fact that even with insurance, America's gold standard for health care , care can still be unobtainium for many, and last but perhaps not least that in an earlier era or different time in America children such as this would have likely just died and this brings up the question of why should the tax payer be forced to fund their treatment, especially when the same tax payer has to suffer through insurance for their coverage.