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Old 10-14-2014, 04:35 PM
 
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So I just received a notice BCBS telling me for the second time since the "Affordable Care Act" (ACA) has gone into effect that my plan is no longer available. Didn't someone say on national TV that I'd be able to keep my current plan?

Anyway the new plan is 28% higher than my last plan. My last was 30% (I think that's the figure) higher than the plan I had prior to the ACA which I was told I"d be able to keep. So in a year my health insurance premiums have gone up close to 60%. Funny, this doesn't feel so affordable to me.

Anyway, anyone have a lead on affordable health insurance? Personally I feel my agent is worthless. I'd be willing to combine auto, home and health if it would save me a few bucks.
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:39 PM
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Anyway, anyone have a lead on affordable health insurance?

Obtain citizenship in a better country.
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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that sucks. insurance companies are smiling.
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:43 PM
 
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Ha! No kidding. I forgot to mention that not only has my premium gone-up close to 60% my deductible went-up 10 times. Now that's affordable LOL!
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I'd be happy if I could find ANYTHING affordable!
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:57 PM
 
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How is the ACA affecting strip casino workers? Supposedly they all have pretty good insurance.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:45 PM
 
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eheathinsurance.com

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Old 10-14-2014, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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How is the ACA affecting strip casino workers? Supposedly they all have pretty good insurance.
The ACA does not affect me (a Strip casino worker) in the least. I plan on STAYING a Strip casino worker for the duration that I am here in Las Vegas because the healthcare plan is basically the same that a US Senator receives.

I do not worry one bit about healthcare. That's an excellent perk -- piece of mind and decent healthcare. Everyone in America should have the same kind of plan that I have. I mean this most sincerely. It is a national embarrassment that people don't have the kind of healthcare plan that my wife and I enjoy.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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The ACA does not affect me (a Strip casino worker) in the least. I plan on STAYING a Strip casino worker for the duration that I am here in Las Vegas because the healthcare plan is basically the same that a US Senator receives.

I do not worry one bit about healthcare. That's an excellent perk -- piece of mind and decent healthcare. Everyone in America should have the same kind of plan that I have. I mean this most sincerely. It is a national embarrassment that people don't have the kind of healthcare plan that my wife and I enjoy.
Your rates never increased?
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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The junk policies that those who feel ripped off had have disappeared because the policies did not meet the standard of actually taking care of sick people. That actually means that sick people can't be turned away. If paying less for junk policies means that one still loses their house to pay for cancer treatments, then the conclusion is that something has been lost. Are we not above that? If we did not have a "for profit"health care system, that would be easy to fix. But we don't. Any answer had to include a work around to protect profit margins of insurance companies because their lobbyists were stronger. Until that idea disappears we have what we have. I agree with Scoop, but also that our health care system has increased the difference between the haves and have nots. I really wish that NV residents thought they deserved the best, and not that health care is a gift or a crap shoot. Don't even get me started on dental care, which is a bonus. How many rotten teeth to you see around town? Lots.
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