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Old 10-28-2013, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Originally Posted by Little-Acorn View Post
Funniest thing about this whole episode, is that so many people are discovering FOR THE FIRST TIME that socialist "services" cost more and deliver less.

This woman is just the latest one to find that out.

With many, many more to come.

Pelosi was right. We had to pass it to find out what was in it. Now people are finding out.
What "socialist" services?

You do know that the premiums are paying for coverage via corporations, right?
Absolutely no different than how it was done before.

All going to the exchanges does is provide access to plans offered by BCBS, Kaiser, Aetna, etc.
How is this in any way "socialist?"
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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She's 56 and I cannot fathom what the heck she bought for $54 a month.

It also sounds like she and/or the media is comparing the lousiest healthcare policy in the nation with an ACA compliant Platinum Plan.

Her premiums for the bronze or silver plans would be $174-215/mo*. pre subsidy which the reporter said the woman was eligible for.

* per the Kaiser calculator
Right. You get nothing for $54, and the rest of the story is not adding up either, which is why I think these stories are fabrications.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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What "socialist" services?
Those socialist services you have to buy from private insurance companies, which cover services at private hospitals. Oh, wait.....
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:55 PM
 
Location: texas
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What kind of sub prime insurance did this 56 year old have for $54/mo? Was this all she could afford or is she one of the many who believed all insurance was alike.

Using the Kaiser calculator for Florida, it showed a monthly premium of $174-215 per month for the Bronze or Silver Plans. Perhaps the $591 was for the Platinum Plan.

The reporter did make clear at the end that this woman would be eligible for a subsidy but she does not know how much. In absence of a functioning ACA portal, The Kaiser calculator could help her figure that out, too.

Subsidy Calculator | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
That was the amount quoted on her letter by the insurer, she had yet checked to see if she would be able to recieve a subsidy or to compared plans.

These kinds of threads as a total waste of time...If the OPs of these kinds of threads wern't so disingenuous, they would stop posting these minimal fact threads.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:56 PM
 
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"What I have right now is what I'm happy with, and I just want to know why I can't keep what I have," says the woman. "Why do I have to be forced into something else?"
POOR WOMAN......

Everyone should RESIST THIS GARBAGE,DO NOT SIGN UP AND TRY TO WORK WITH THIER HEALTHCARE PROVIDER TO SOMEHOW KEEP THEM!!!! (Maybe they will raise the price A LITTLE but not like OBAMACARE IS!!)
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:57 PM
 
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What kind of sub prime insurance did this 56 year old have for $54/mo? Was this all she could afford or is she one of the many who believed all insurance was alike.

Using the Kaiser calculator for Florida, it showed a monthly premium of $174-215 per month for the Bronze or Silver Plans. Perhaps the $591 was for the Platinum Plan.

The reporter did make clear at the end that this woman would be eligible for a subsidy but she does not know how much. In absence of a functioning ACA portal, The Kaiser calculator could help her figure that out, too.

Subsidy Calculator | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Oh look, middle aged mom is back on another ACA thread.. Hey why did you leave the other thread? I was anxiously waiting to hear what it is you track in regards to healthcare and benefits..
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:00 PM
 
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Oh look, middle aged mom is back on another ACA thread.. Hey why did you leave the other thread? I was anxiously waiting to hear what it is you track in regards to healthcare and benefits..
I would like to know what organization is sponsoring her posting here.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Out West
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Sure sounds like some of these stories are just made up. There is no such thing as health plan for $54 for 50+ yr old people.
False. A company I used to work for paid for our health insurance straight out. That's right, we got FREE health insurance, through the company, no matter what our age. (Meaning, no monthly payments...and before you ask, yes, the deductibles were low.) So it IS possible. Just because it hasn't happened to you doesn't mean it can't happen to others.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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POOR WOMAN......

Everyone should RESIST THIS GARBAGE,DO NOT SIGN UP AND TRY TO WORK WITH THIER HEALTHCARE PROVIDER TO SOMEHOW KEEP THEM!!!! (Maybe they will raise the price A LITTLE but not like OBAMACARE IS!!)
THIER HEALTHCARE PROVIDER is likely on the Exchange site with the same plans. The exchange only offers plans by private insurers. The benefit of the exchange is that you can apply the tax credit to monthly payments immediately instead of waiting until tax filing time
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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No indication if this is an individual or family plan. No way $54/ month covers a family and no way healthcare.gov's plan are $600 for an individual. She hasn't gone to healthcare.gov (claims she can't log in) and hasn't applied the tax credits.


BBBBAAAAAA
I hear the sheep baying lol
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