Skip to comments.Affordable Care Act seeks elusive target: The uninsured
Posted on 03/15/2014 2:45:14 PM PDT by mdittmar
Kelli Hoag is exactly the kind of person the Obama administration wanted to attract to the Affordable Care Act's online marketplace.
The 42-year-old Bettendorf woman didnt have insurance. She didnt use the doctor much. She wanted to get insured and she was plugged in to what the law offered.
But last October, when she checked into HealthCare.gov, she hit the roadblock the rest of the country did. The website didnt work.
Still, she persisted, and eventually, she spent a couple hours on the phone and got a decent plan. It costs her about $185 per month with dental coverage, and it meets her needs.
Hoag still isnt crazy about the law's requirement that people have insurance or face a fine, but she adds, Im glad I have it. Im glad its there if I need it.
The question is: How many Kelli Hoags have signed up for coverage, and how many are still out there?
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what’s her deductible????I saw someone on t.v. the other day and her deductible was $5,800.00.....some insurance!
I'm sure Brian Williams will tell the nation this is a huge success come the end of the month.
Since V.A. Healthcare is under the DoD budget, I would guess that every vet is considered, ‘uninsured’.
Well, guess what!
Wait till this low-information voter discovers that her first $5000+ isn’t covered because that is her deductible. It is unbelievable how gullible these people are.
With a premium that low, the deductible has to be sky high,(and it includes dental.)
She's never had insurance before, I'm betting she hasn't a clue what a deductible is.
If you like your mortician, you can keep your mortician ..period!
The VA has there own budget, it’s not under DOD.
By the way, I am the person you called a low information (by the way, the proper word is “uniformed”) voter. I work in the news industry and have written many stories on this same topic, so I am far from uninformed or uneducated. By the way, if you must know, my deductible is $5,600. I am okay with that because I go to the doctor just once a year. I am hardly ever sick. I don’t smoke, I eat right. I work out every day. I also have a savings account for unforeseen things, so if I would need to pay a deductible, I could. I would rather save that money and collect interest than spend $100-$200 more a month on a policy I use just once a year. But, I am a big believer in having that coverage there, just in case. It gives me peace of mind. I have had insurance since I entered the work force more than 20 years ago and have always opted for a lower rate/higher deductible policy. My company was recently bought and opted out on providing us insurance, so I needed to get some. This policy cost about the same as what I was paying before, and was pretty comparable in coverage. Oh, and I just happen to be a conservative who is using Obamacare, so this has nothing to do with supporting any politics. It was a personal decision that best fit into my life. I am a single mother who works very hard and chooses to remain healthy so I can raise my daughter. I’m not saying this whole process of getting insurance wasn’t frustrating— but what was I supposed to do. Not have insurance at all? That sounds like a decision someone who is uniformed would make.
We call it L.I.V. here and yes, you are.