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    Anyone else signing up for Obamacare?

    Looks like I'm going to sign up right away and it appears I will have fairly comparable coverage, for $ hundreds less per month than I am paying currently.

    Anyone else getting ready to sign up?
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    Not me. I'm too old. His death squad is waiting for me to try.

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    My current plan renews November 1, and the premium went up 13%. We are fortunate enough to be able to afford it, but yes, we're absolutely going to take a look at the exchanges and see if we can do better.

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    Our open season doesn't start until mid Nov; getting nervous.

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    ACA you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    ACA you mean?
    Heck Obama calls it Obamacare...
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    My daughter and her bad back (preexisting conditions) is thrilled to have the opportunity to finally get affordable healthcare.
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    I am fortunate to be working at a company that pays for a huge chunk of my health insurance, so I doubt going to an exchange will be to my benefit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGRED..CHEESEHED View Post
    Heck Obama calls it Obamacare...
    And mark my words, within a year or two the Pubs will stop calling it Obamacare and call it the ACA because it will be so popular and beneficial to this country.
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    LA Times has an article on what you can look forward to.

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    To hold down premiums, major insurers in California have sharply limited the number of doctors and hospitals available to patients in the state's new health insurance market opening Oct. 1.

    New data reveal the extent of those cuts in California, a crucial test bed for the federal healthcare law.

    These diminished medical networks are fueling growing concerns that many patients will still struggle to get care despite the nation's biggest healthcare expansion in half a century.

    Consumers could see long wait times, a scarcity of specialists and loss of a longtime doctor.

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    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...,2814725.story
    Don't worry they are rushing to fix this...

    What if you get ill and have to seek a specialist that will get you the treatment that most likely save your life?

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    Obamacare is going to block the ability of patients to seek out the specialist doctors who are most likely to prescribe these cutting edge treatments.

    Obamacare coaxes health plans to reduce spending and healthcare utilization by limiting the choices patients will have of doctors. This is the primary way that health plans are being cheapened enough to meet Obamacare’s strict guidelines on the low value of the coverage that the plans can offer.

    Insurers are barred from using the other tools that they’ve traditionally employed to keep the costs of policies in check: cost sharing, underwriting risk, adjusting premiums and benefits. The only thing that health plans are permitted to do under Obamacare is narrow the networks of providers that they contract with. So that’s precisely what they’re doing. By contracting with fewer providers, insurers can cheapen their coverage by clamping down on what doctors prescribe.

    This will hit cancer patients especially hard.

    If consumers go outside the narrow network of doctors that their plans offer, patients will be saddled with heavy co-insurance that can make these options absurdly expensive. While Obamacare caps a person’s total out of pocket costs, the price of getting care outside your restricted provider network isn’t subject to these limits (except for care delivered in an emergency room). If patients see doctors outside their narrow networks, they’ll have to pay out of pocket for that care. They could be stuck with the entire bill. There are no limits under the law (with the only exception being out-of-network medical care delivered in an emergency room).

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    http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottgot...ncer-patients/
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    Our premiums jump this year and then next year i lose my coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calla View Post
    Our premiums jump this year and then next year i lose my coverage.
    My premiums have jumped again this year. I have been told by my insurer that as long as I keep making my premiums I can keep my plan but if I ever stop or change I will have to be moved to a new "Obamacare" approved plan which means most likely I will loose all the specific care I get covered through my current plan.

    These people jumping on the Obamacare exchanges should be thanking everyone that are not on exchanges for subsidizing their premium...and they should being doing everything they can to keep us on our plans and paying our taxes because if we stop or move over to exchanges in mass they are screwed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLA4NEB View Post
    LA Times has an article on what you can look forward to.



    Don't worry they are rushing to fix this...

    What if you get ill and have to seek a specialist that will get you the treatment that most likely save your life?



    Don't worry they are rushing to fix this...
    I seriously don't understand why supporters don't think this thing through rationally and consider articles like this to think just maybe we should take a step back and give this a little more time. The law was rushed through and there have been so many problems and waivers including the lack of support from the unions that it just seems reasonable to delay implentation for a year to give it a more consideration. I understand politically that would be considered a defeat and Obama cannot accept another defeat after Syria and the Fed Reserve nominee, Larry Summers. He is already weak and a delay in Obamacare implementation would really make him a lame duck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestTexasHusker View Post
    Looks like I'm going to sign up right away and it appears I will have fairly comparable coverage, for $ hundreds less per month than I am paying currently.

    Anyone else getting ready to sign up?
    Just be sure you thank any younger Texans that sign up that are not in the high risk pool that are helping bring your premiums down.




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