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    Nov 12, 2013 7:14 PM GMT
    Since so many RJ members are Americans, I'm sure there will be plenty of good news to share. Let us know all the additional things your new plan covers and how much lower your premium, co-pay and deductible is.

    For those that have not had a good experience with Obamacare, for example, if you couldn't keep your plan even if you liked you plan, or you couldn't keep your doctor even though you liked your doctor, there's a thread for you too.

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    Nov 12, 2013 10:07 PM GMT
    Kind of surprised that nobody here has had an Obamacare success story. So many here have been eagerly anticipating the beginning of Obamacare enrollment. Odd.
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    Nov 12, 2013 10:25 PM GMT
    I wish a dog would eat you
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    Nov 13, 2013 12:25 AM GMT
    PrickleyHeat saidKind of surprised that nobody here has had an Obamacare success story. So many here have been eagerly anticipating the beginning of Obamacare enrollment. Odd.


    Maybe you should try to find that guy from Alaska who said anyone who said their insurance was going up was a liar.
    I haven't seen hide nor hair of him since it went from a few people who were canceled to about 5 million.
    Maybe he was one of those 0 people who enrolled in Alaska, prompting Senator Murkowski to write HHS asking what was going on. I'm sure he has a success story.
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    Nov 13, 2013 12:58 AM GMT
    Maybe there are no Obamacare success stories.
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    Nov 13, 2013 4:30 AM GMT
    I can tell you that I had one. I've had to carry insurance independently for some years now because I've been cobbling several part-time jobs together. It's very hard to find, and you have very little choice. Your coverage also won't kick in for about six to seven months if you have a preexisting condition.

    I know that people are complaining about changes to their policies, but when you're in the independent boat, you get letters alerting to changes all the time. It's just par for the course: your rates can go up by double digits on a dime, I've ended paying for my prescriptions out-of-pocket because the company constantly second-guesses my doctor, and you have to file an annual re-certification wherein it's on you to hand over all your personal tax, income, and family status info to complete strangers. My fear has also been that should something terribly dire befall me, I'd basically be out in the cold. There seem to be all manner of junk policies out there.

    About four months ago, I received a letter from my insurer alerting me to the fact that it will no longer provide to independent insurees. Panic. I tried obtaining other plans, but they ranged anywhere from eight hundred to twelve hundred (!) dollars. No go.

    Through the exchanges, I now have a plan with better prescription coverage, and I wasn't hassled about any preexisting conditions. It's also about sixty dollars cheaper than what I was paying.

    The healthcare market has never been fun to navigate, and yes, insurance bureaucrats make all manner of one-sided decisions about your health. I personally think that a single payer option would be easier to enact than the individual mandate. If Republicans have a better alternative to the current market -- truly, they don't -- I'm all ears. As things are, that status quo is awfully hard to defend.

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    Nov 13, 2013 4:33 AM GMT
    Elusium saidI can tell you that I had one. I've had to carry insurance independently for some years now because I've been cobbling several part-time jobs together. It's very hard to find, and you have very little choice. Your coverage also won't kick in for about six to seven months if you have a preexisting condition.

    I know that people are complaining about changes to their policies, but when you're in the independent boat, you get letters alerting to changes all the time. It's just par for the course: your rates can go up by double digits on a dime, I've ended paying for my prescriptions out-of-pocket because the company constantly second-guesses my doctor, and you have to file an annual re-certification wherein it's on you to hand over all your personal tax, income, and family status info to complete strangers. My fear has also been that should something terribly dire befall me, I'd basically be out in the cold. There seem to be all manner of junk policies out there.

    About four months ago, I received a letter from my insurer alerting me to the fact that it will no longer provide to independent insurees. Panic. I tried obtaining other plans, but they ranged anywhere from eight hundred to twelve hundred (!) dollars. No go.

    Through the exchanges, I now have a plan with better prescription coverage, and I wasn't hassled about any preexisting conditions. It's also about sixty dollars cheaper than what I was paying.

    The healthcare market has never been fun to navigate, and yes, insurance bureaucrats make all manner of one-sided decisions about your health. I personally think that a single payer option would be easier to enact than the individual mandate. If Republicans have a better alternative to the current market -- truly, they don't -- I'm all ears. As things are, that status quo is awfully hard to defend.



    That's good! Did your deductible also go down?
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    Nov 13, 2013 4:46 AM GMT
    It's about the same, but I'm fortunate in that my prescriptions aren't horribly expensive, and I've been paying out-of-pocket for them anyway.

    I don't know how typical my results are. I'm in that nebulous under-employed sector of the population that's over the age cut-off for staying on their parents' plan, but with full-time work getting harder to find and fewer employers offering health benefits, I suspect that I'm not alone.
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    Nov 13, 2013 8:01 AM GMT
    GonzoTheGreat saidI wish a dog would eat you


    Further proof that the "tolerant" left is about as tolerant as the "religion of peace" is peaceful.
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    Nov 13, 2013 2:20 PM GMT
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    Further proof that the "tolerant" left is about as tolerant as the "religion of peace" is peaceful.


    ...said an RJ member, well known for his tolerant and sincere outlook.
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    Nov 13, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
    Elusium saidIt's about the same, but I'm fortunate in that my prescriptions aren't horribly expensive, and I've been paying out-of-pocket for them anyway.

    I don't know how typical my results are. I'm in that nebulous under-employed sector of the population that's over the age cut-off for staying on their parents' plan, but with full-time work getting harder to find and fewer employers offering health benefits, I suspect that I'm not alone.


    Good! And thanks for posting your experience honestly and sticking to the topic.
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    Nov 14, 2013 2:34 PM GMT
    Hoping that today we will get another Obamacare success story posted here!
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    Nov 14, 2013 2:51 PM GMT
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    Nov 14, 2013 3:38 PM GMT
    Is it really true that a lot of these posters are the same person? That's kinda sad, isn't it?
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    Nov 14, 2013 7:12 PM GMT
    PrickleyHeat saidKind of surprised that nobody here has had an Obamacare success story. So many here have been eagerly anticipating the beginning of Obamacare enrollment. Odd.


    Not really. They're posting them on Facebook, for example, where people are verifiable (unlike yourself)and there are connections between friends which include families. Less bullshit. Some of us have large RJ social networks there. We all know who each other is.
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    Nov 14, 2013 8:33 PM GMT
    Ernie1961 saidIs it really true that a lot of these posters are the same person? That's kinda sad, isn't it?


    Luv with all the things the democrats get up to here at RJ, should we be so pressures? One man can have many thoughts.
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    Nov 14, 2013 9:55 PM GMT
    I've lurked here for a while. Not sure I'm sensing much parity between the two sides when it comes to this "one poster/numerous accounts" business.

    I could be wrong, but that one dude currently spamming this forum needs help. Seriously.

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    Nov 14, 2013 10:16 PM GMT
    Ernie1961 saidI've lurked here for a while. Not sure I'm sensing much parity between the two sides when it comes to this "one poster/numerous accounts" business.

    I could be wrong, but that one dude currently spamming this forum needs help. Seriously.



    Many people here in the forums are in need of help; thus he would not stand alone. But.... I'm not sure the help is out there for them, or they could afford it.

    But if it is South beach, look at how he has been bullied and repressed for calling it as he sees it, and the dems have bastardized him to silence him; all while giving themselves the right to a voice and too be heard.
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    Nov 15, 2013 12:07 AM GMT
    So far, just ONE Obamacare success story posted. Not looking good.
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    Nov 15, 2013 12:20 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    Ernie1961 saidI've lurked here for a while. Not sure I'm sensing much parity between the two sides when it comes to this "one poster/numerous accounts" business.

    I could be wrong, but that one dude currently spamming this forum needs help. Seriously.

    Too cute sweetie pie. Been on the site all of two days with en empty profile and a total of five posts and you're already aware of the issue of multiple accounts. Who could you be? icon_lol.gif


    I've been lurking for months, watching this forum with particular interest after a friend described what's going on here.

    Who do you want me to be?
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    Nov 15, 2013 12:23 AM GMT
    Ernie1961 said
    socalfitness said
    Ernie1961 saidI've lurked here for a while. Not sure I'm sensing much parity between the two sides when it comes to this "one poster/numerous accounts" business.

    I could be wrong, but that one dude currently spamming this forum needs help. Seriously.

    Too cute sweetie pie. Been on the site all of two days with en empty profile and a total of five posts and you're already aware of the issue of multiple accounts. Who could you be? icon_lol.gif


    I've been lurking for months, watching this forum with particular interest after a friend described what's going on here.

    Who do you want me to be?


    How is your health insurance going to change in 2014?
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    Nov 15, 2013 7:03 AM GMT
    My health insurance isn't changing. I have a good plan and I'm happy with it.

    You're the guy, aren't you?
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    Nov 15, 2013 7:27 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    Ernie1961 saidI've lurked here for a while. Not sure I'm sensing much parity between the two sides when it comes to this "one poster/numerous accounts" business.

    I could be wrong, but that one dude currently spamming this forum needs help. Seriously.

    Too cute sweetie pie. Been on the site all of two days with en empty profile and a total of five posts and you're already aware of the issue of multiple accounts. Who could you be? icon_lol.gif


    My thoughts exactly.
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    Nov 15, 2013 8:08 AM GMT
    I know who I am.

    It only seems to be an issue for others.

    This is a trip!
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    Nov 15, 2013 3:22 PM GMT
    Ernie1961 saidI know who I am.

    It only seems to be an issue for others.

    This is a trip!


    "I know who I am."

    I think we do too.