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Old 11-09-2017, 02:03 PM
 
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Reading all this literally makes me feel sick...I had no idea Anthem pulled out now.

What a flippin' nightmare.
You can't buy a Cigna, Aetna, or Humana plan individually either.

That deal with UHC buying HPN and Sierra should on NEVER been allowed to happen. That was dirty pool.
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:09 PM
 
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Heard about this on the radio. Might be worthwhile to check it out. It's a State website regarding health insurance.
Nevada Insurance 101
Us this link to see what you can buy.

Was at one of my doctors yesterday. He said no doctor he knows wil take any of that Crap on the exchange.
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Old 11-09-2017, 04:42 PM
 
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How, or who would I contact to gain assistance in finding which plan is right for me?
I used the link listed earlier in this thread, seems quite helpful.
I am a mid 20's aged male, single.

Does anyone know any trustworthy agents that could assist in making the right choice? Don't want to find someone just eager to make a sale.
You have no time to be shopping agents. It's not well-known, but the executive branch cut the funding for advertising AHA open enrollment, and also shortened the enrollment period by a month. Since Sierra is the only viable option right now, just choose whichever plan they have that fits your budget. A young, healthy person could even get by with HPN.

Use packrats link above.

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Old 11-09-2017, 04:49 PM
 
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You can't buy a Cigna, Aetna, or Humana plan individually either.

That deal with UHC buying HPN and Sierra should on NEVER been allowed to happen. That was dirty pool.
They were also allowed to buy Pacificare. Pacificare was Sierra's only competition in the area. Created a monopoly, and brought down reimbursement rates to providers so low that it helped to create a shortage of doctors in the area. You can also look up the Dr. Desei scandal, directly related.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:35 AM
 
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The reviews on Ambetter are just about the worst I have ever seen for a business. Funny, how the Lefties refuse to implicate BO for this catastrophe.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:50 AM
 
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^^^ Where's the most excellent insurance Trump promised while campaigning. And its going to be cheaper! Most of us knew THAT was a LIE. If his mouth is moving, he's lying or projecting LIke a 10 year old. He's our current presdient. Do what you say you'll do. I'm not a member of any tribe, I'm a GDI. (For those who went to college and didn't pledge in the Greek system) .

I talked with my congressional representative a few days ago at a dinner.

It was explained to me some of the issues they run into over this. Its not that easy to fix due to former congressional decisions made before BO was in office.

My doctor (specialist) said UHC/HPN/Sierra came to him and offfered him pennies on the dollar to take the ecchange offering. He said NO and so did the few specialists in his field.

You don't have time to shop for insurance agents. You don't have much choice. Depending on your age and current health and financial situation, you should be able to pick your own. Off the exchange, Sierra gold to bronze is what the state recommends. Tehre about 9 to pick from.

Take all the cons caling you with US health care, Life Safety, US health group etc, they want you cc# BEFORE you see their plan. HANG UP. You'll find yourself without coverage.

They actually cut the shopping time by 6 weeks, minimal ad budget if any to get word out.

NLV - did not know that about Pacificare. Remeber scandal involving doctor death Desei well.

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Old 11-11-2017, 11:27 AM
 
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So which one would be the better options among the not so great options for self employed in NV?

1. HPN
2. Ambetter
3. Sierra

I'm generally healthy but might need to see an ophthalmologist and get some blood tests that are not covered by basic annual exams (vitamin/thyroid). Any advise? NLVgal?
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:00 PM
 
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So which one would be the better options among the not so great options for self employed in NV?

1. HPN
2. Ambetter
3. Sierra

I'm generally healthy but might need to see an ophthalmologist and get some blood tests that are not covered by basic annual exams (vitamin/thyroid). Any advise? NLVgal?
I am unfamiliar with AMbetter. Sierra is more widely accepted around town, but HPN might work for you if you are generally healthy. They generally cover most lab tests, but I don't know what kind of deductible they are rocking these days. If you go with HPN, see if you can get John Rhodes, MD as your primary care physician.
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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If you go with HPN, see if you can get John Rhodes, MD as your primary care physician.
Why do you recommend this physician?
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:21 PM
 
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Why do you recommend this physician?
He's one of the finest physicians I have ever worked with.
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