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Perserverance was key for first Delawarean to sign up for 'Obamacare'
WHYY News Network ^ | October 15, 2013 | By John Mussoni

Posted on 10/15/2013 3:50:54 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

A 59-year-old small business owner from Selbyville spent over seven hours between phone calls and the computer, but her patience earned her the distinction of being the first person from Delaware to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

When everything was done Baker said she found coverage for about $700 /month. She and her husband had been paying $1600/month. He now has his own insurance, which is written through a private carrier.

Baker wouldn't describe the type of plan she eventually signed up for, but said she didn't qualify for subsidies.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsworks.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: failure; obamacare; rinocare

1 posted on 10/15/2013 3:50:55 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We have a winner! Seven hours, and lower premiums, too!

It’s like winning the lottery.. and just as probable.


2 posted on 10/15/2013 3:53:49 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
If it's this hard just to sign up imagine how difficult it will be to get heart surgery or to see a cancer specialist.
3 posted on 10/15/2013 3:54:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You can order anything over the Internet in a few minutes.

This takes 7 hours.


4 posted on 10/15/2013 3:54:18 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She pays $700 what are her deductibles and let’s here about his insurance and deductibles as well.


5 posted on 10/15/2013 3:54:42 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup
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To: Pearls Before Swine
I wouldn't count on that just yet...

Baker wouldn't describe the type of plan she eventually signed up for, but said she didn't qualify for subsidies.

6 posted on 10/15/2013 3:54:42 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She says her plan is $700 but the plan for her and her husband was $1600. So, what’s hubby doing next year?


7 posted on 10/15/2013 3:55:49 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She will live to regret her decision and may have her ID and savings stolen.


8 posted on 10/15/2013 3:57:46 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So is Janice with SEIU, MoveON or Organizing for America?


9 posted on 10/15/2013 3:59:04 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

At this rate, it will only take about 20 years for everyone that doesn’t have insurance to get signed up.

... In the mean time, prepare to pay some hefty fines.


10 posted on 10/15/2013 4:00:57 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Egad, Heavenly Hound Hotel sounds like a pet cemetery rather than a kennel.


11 posted on 10/15/2013 4:02:10 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I don't believe any of these stories. I'd like to know the details - the insurer, policy name, etc. I doubt there is any savings at all, or the new policy has a large deductible while the old policy had a small deductible so its actual value is different.

Without details these stories should be given no more credence than a report of a UFO.

12 posted on 10/15/2013 4:02:21 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: stocksthatgoup
The whole report is so misleading it's maddening.
First, as you point out is that they leave out her deductibles. For all we know it's $25.00 vs. $2500.00. Then, they fail to highlight that they're comparing her plan to their plan.

The numbers that are being attached become meaningless without context.

13 posted on 10/15/2013 4:02:27 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; null and void
A 59-year-old small business owner from Selbyville spent over seven hours between phone calls and the computer, but her patience earned her the distinction of being the first person from Delaware to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

It just goes to show that taking the mark of the beast requires a determined, willful act of devotion to beast.gov, not something you accidentally get sucked in to.

14 posted on 10/15/2013 4:05:18 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Something doesn’t ring true in this story. I don’t believe it! The whole point of the “Affordable Care Act” is that it is supposed to b “affordable”. This story does nothing to make me believe that, since I don’t know what her husband is paying, her deductible, etc....


15 posted on 10/15/2013 4:09:53 PM PDT by yellowdoghunter (My son said, "You tickled my laugh". Lol!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How much are the deductibles under the new plan compared to the old one?


16 posted on 10/15/2013 4:11:42 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Delaware has published pricing information for the new Obamacare insurance policies. The charts present the prices before age and family size adjustments, which makes them look less than they really are, but there are some examples of prices for particular ages and family sizes.
17 posted on 10/15/2013 4:15:53 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I call BS. I want to see proof.


18 posted on 10/15/2013 4:17:08 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Delawareans? I just assumed they would be called Delawarts.


19 posted on 10/15/2013 4:18:01 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This lady is being dishonest.

No way she got “acceptable” coverage for $700, compared to her previous plan.

I have several friends who are 58, 59ish and they have private insurance. Costs $1,700 per month and their deductible is $2,500.

They have a variety of procedures that are not covered and a variety that are covered but, at a scored value and then they have the rest of procedures covered at 80% and 90%.... after the deductible.

Their monthly rate goes up in January with the same coverage.

ObamaCare® fir this couple probably has quite a few limitations and a deductible that is about the same as catastrophic insurance.

She likely made the gamble that what might go wrong with her and her husband will be covered and they will figure out what to do if not.


20 posted on 10/15/2013 4:45:19 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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The local paper has her story saying she ‘saved’ $150 month on her premiums. No reference to the comparable deductibles or how her husband is now being covered. Delaware’s uninsured , which this Obamacare plan was supposed to be about, will be in large part covered by putting more people on Medicaid. We already have 1 in 5 residents soaking up those ‘free’ benefits.


21 posted on 10/15/2013 6:05:02 PM PDT by Hartlyboy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yet again, we’re not “insuring the uninsured” as we were promised. We’re simply giving our tax money to people who proved they don’t need it because they were already able to afford health insurance before! Disgusting...

More proof that the uninsured generally don’t want health insurance. Whatever it costs, they would rather keep the money and not buy it. Health insurance was not “unavailable” in our country before to anyone. They chose not to buy it before and they’ll continue to choose not to buy it under Obamacare. The only exception being people who couldn’t get coverage for pre-existing conditions. And if we had simply set up a fund for those people who insurance denied, it would’ve probably cost less than it did to make the POS Barrycare web site.


22 posted on 10/15/2013 6:09:28 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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