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    Quote Originally Posted by mommydearest View Post
    I have a friend in AZ, who makes good money, but has paid a ton for insurance for the last several years. The other day he was able to enroll through ACA, and is saving $500 a MONTH on his insurance now.
    that is great! This is the first one I have heard of it being a benefit for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    That's not really the point. That is NOT what he said originally. It is just a little comical that the media was trying so hard to find someone that had actually enrolled so they could do a story and the one person they finally found hadn't even actually enrolled.



    UPDATED: Obamacare Poster Boy Chad Henderson and His Dad Didn't Really Buy Insurance - Reason.com
    I would assume that by "enrolled in Obamacare" he meant that he did all of the stuff on the Obamacare website to get registered and start looking at plans. Are Conservatives seriously working under the assumption that he's not planning on completing the process, or is it just "anything we can find to discredit the idea that this guy may be happy about the ACA." Sheesh!
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    I think it means that he had not tried to enroll in healthcare before
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    When DH was a young college student (same area), he had Blue Cross Blue Shield for individuals. I had employer based insurance through my work. The only difference in our coverage was that I had maternity coverage and he obviously did not. Our co-pays and deductibles were the same. His insurance was $90 a month. Mine was $110. His insurance was every bit as good as our coverage is right now through his employer (Probably better).

    I do not know how it will work when the laws change, but right now I do not believe a healthy male can get Medicaid regardless if his income was $0. Believe me, as a college student DH made next to nothing. TNcare pretty much only covers children, pg woman, and the disabled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommydearest View Post
    I have a friend in AZ, who makes good money, but has paid a ton for insurance for the last several years. The other day he was able to enroll through ACA, and is saving $500 a MONTH on his insurance now.
    My sister is going to save money, too. She has had crappy-but-expensive insurance through her employer, and it didn't cover her kids at all so she had to buy them an individual plan. Her employer opted to not offer anyone health insurance except management this year, so now she qualifies to purchase a family plan, and it's going to cost less for her both in premiums and out-of-pocket *and* it includes her kids.
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    Spacers- that is good that she has enough to buy insurance at all.. trouble the ones I know in her situation (of having to purchase private insurance) can not afford it.. they are the working poor.. they are the ones already getting food stamps on WIC etc.. but can't quite qualify for things like our Free local state health insurance. They do qualify for reduced state health insurance but still couldn't afford the reduced amount.. all a matter of level of income to what the needs are in the area where you live..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    Spacers- that is good that she has enough to buy insurance at all.. trouble the ones I know in her situation (of having to purchase private insurance) can not afford it.. they are the working poor.. they are the ones already getting food stamps on WIC etc.. but can't quite qualify for things like our Free local state health insurance. They do qualify for reduced state health insurance but still couldn't afford the reduced amount.. all a matter of level of income to what the needs are in the area where you live..
    That truly is too bad and sadly there are these people in the "gap". Maybe the Medicaid program will expand or the private insurances will work to create lower cost options. At least they should be able to get the waiver to avoid the fine.
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    Yep sure sounds like there are MANY more people paying way more to make up for the few who are paying less. Those cheaper premiums for some are just being tacked on to someone else's bill.

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    ooops.... not so good for Obamacare. Maybe we should just sit back and let it fall apart on its own. It is a classic pyramid scheme that won't work.

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