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There was a pre-existing (the word comes to mind with health insurance) rule, from 1995, about Medicare premiums as not qualifying since it was a govt. program, and therefore couldn't be "established in the name of the business". OK, that seemed logical.

But that meant, therefore, that a self-employed business owner, over 65 years of age, whose most likely option was to get Medicare plus a supplement policy, could deduct the supplement policy premiums but not the Medicare premiums. And they have now moved to eliminate that inconsistency.

OK, that makes sense when the sole prop has been buying the insurance. What's your take in OP's situation, where the insurance has been subsidized through the spouse's job?

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